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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #129
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for August 2023! 

The Directors Company Collection

Third Window Films present the first of a series of films from the legendary 1980s Japanese production company, all presented with brand new digital restorations. 

The Guard From Underground (1992)
Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Before becoming one of Japan’s most well-known horror directors through films like Cure, Pulse and Creepy, Kiyoshi Kurosawa started off his commercial career in horror with 1992’s The Guard from Underground, the final film of the Directors Company.  

Bonus Features
  • New digital remaster from the original negatives
  • New audio commentary by Tom Mes
  • Interview with producer Takashi Ikoma
  • Kiyoshi Kurosawa talk at the premiere of the new master
  • Trailer
  • Slipcase with artwork from Gokaiju
  • Directors Company edition feat insert by Jasper Sharp – limited to 2000 copies
Region B

Out on Sep 25


Order at Terracotta Distribution

DOOR (1988)
Directed by Banmei Takahashi

Two long-lost, extreme Japanese films which were way ahead of their time in pushing the boundaries for genre cinema in Japan!

Bonus Features
  • Bonus Feature: Door 2: Tokyo Diary
  • New digital remasters on both films, from their original negatives
  • DOOR 1 audio commentary by Jasper Sharp
  • Interview with director Banmei Takahashi
  • Trailers for both features 
  • Slipcase with artwork from Gokaiju
  • Reversible sleeve featuring both DOOR 1 and 2 artworks
  • Directors Company edition feat insert by Jasper Sharp – limited to 2000 copies
Out on Oct 30


Order at Terracotta Distribution

Typhoon Club (1985)
Directed by Shinji Somai

A brand new 4K restoration of one of Japan’s greatest films!
Shinji Somai’s beloved cult film Typhoon Club is widely heralded as the director’s seminal feature and considered to be one of the greatest Japanese films ever made.

Bonus Features
  • New 4K digital remaster from the original negatives
  • Feature audio commentary by Tom Mes
  • Selected audio commentary by Josh Slater-Williams
  • Assistant Director Koji Enokido Talk Event
  • Introduction by Ryusuke Hamaguchi at the Berlin Film Festival
  • Trailer 
  • Slipcase with artwork from Gokaiju
  • Directors Company edition feat insert by Jasper Sharp – limited to 2000 copies

Out on Nov 27

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqh1jzlXIMQ

Order at Terracotta Distribution


12 amazing Japanese films are to be made available to stream FOR FREE WORLDWIDE (almost) through JFF+

And Your Bird Can Sing by MIYAKE Sho 
Follow the Light by NARITA Yoichi 
An Artisan's Legacy, Tsunekazu Nishioka by YAMAZAKI Yuji 
Hey! Our dear Don-chan by OKITA Shuichi
A Muse Never Drowns by ASAO Nozomi 
 A Girl in My Room by TAKAHASHI Natsuki 

BON-UTA, A Song from Home by NAKAE Yuji 
Techno Brothers by WATANABE Hirobumi
Bachiranun by HIGASHIMORI Aika 

This wonderful selection can be watched at:


Terracotta Streaming VOD

Stream Asian cinema on your Android TV

Search "Terracotta" under apps on your Android TV, or Google Chromecast device, and install the Terracotta
Android TV app dedicated solely to Asian films.

Choose between subscription or pay-per-film options, or take advantage of their promo "annual subscription at 10 months cost". (note: not all films are available on the subscription tier).

The app comes with better navigation  – browse by Genre, Country, Director and Detailed Genre (everyone knows that "horror" comes in different flavours!).

New films being added regularly.

If you don't have an Android TV, you can use the web browser version (same content, same prices) to watch the films on your laptop, desktop, mobile, tablet:

Available in UK and EIRE only

Arrow Films

Arrow Player

Loads more great films will premiere on the player this month, and many more are coming over the next few months, so sign up to the Arrow Player at: https://www.arrow-player.com/

RINGU Limited Edition 4K ULTRA HD

Arrow Video is proud to present Ringu, the film that started it all, restored from the original negative in glorious 4K and supplemented by a wealth of bonus materials.

Out Sep 18

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As always you can find all information on our website www.thirdwindowfilms.com


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