Newsletter for August 2018


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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #87
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for August 2018! We’ve got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!

UK Premiere at Frightfest!

The latest from Third Window Films make its UK debut at FRIGHTFEST on August 25th! 
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD has made waves both in Japan and worldwide, to become one of the most talked about Japanese films in history! It’s the new BLAIR WITCH PROJECT!
Opening on just 2 screens in Tokyo on June 23rd, ONE CUT sold out every single screening morning, noon and night for 2 months straight to go into the Top 10 Gross Box Office chart of Japan. All the other films in the Top 10, which included Mission Impossible and Jurassic World, all played on over 300 screens, so you can see how much of an impact it had!
Despite costing just $15,000 to make and with $0 spent on advertising, through word-of-mouth only the film has now expanded to over 130 screens in Japan and is the biggest sensation in Japanese film history! Internationally it has won awards almost everywhere it has played including Fantasia, Udine, NYAFF, Bifan, Fantaspoa and Yubari, yet it is selected to more and more festivals every week so truly taking over the world! 

”The Best Zombie Comedy Since ‘Shaun of the Dead”
“not only the best zombie comedy in years, but it’s also the best movie about indie film-making in decades.” https://filmschoolrejects.com/one-cut-of-the-dead-review/#311761
“I’ve never seen anything quite like ONE CUT OF THE DEAD. A sublime, almost religious, experience that reminds me why I love movies.”

UK Premiere on August 25th at the Price Charles Cinema for FRIGHTFEST


Loads on sale from a fiver!

Third Window Films and Terracotta Distribution now have a big sale on our DVDs and Blurays at participating FOPP stores across the country! If you’re missing any from your catalogue, head over to pick them up from just £5! What a bargain!

Read more about the sale and find out where your local Fopp retailer is at


Now out!

Young monk Ninko leads an ascetic existence in the Enmeiji temple, but his dedication to a life of simplicity and sexual abstinence is made impossible by the curse that seems to afflict him: he is irresistible to every woman (and some of the men) he meets. Pursued by a posse of half-naked, crazed women and a mysterious, faceless nymph, he flees high into the mountains, where he can finally discover his true nature.

The Suffering of Ninko is a wild, jaw-dropping fever dream of a film that must be seen to be believed.” Indiewire
For lovers of the truly bizarre, this is a must-see.” Cinapse
Suffering Of Ninko is a home run. A cult in the making” High on Films
Undeniably outlandish. A bold and striking debut.” Eastern Kicks

Dual Format DVD & BLURAY set now out!
Available for just £14.99 now! Order here!


Japan Foundation Free Film Screenings
Summer Explorers

The Japan Foundation’s popular Summer Explorers free film season returns! From puppetoon animation to Samurai comedy, and a film version of Japan’s mega hit TV drama, there’s something to suit all ages and tastes.

Date: 12 August 2018 – 18 August 2018
12 August – Courthouse Hotel Cinema, 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7HL
18 August – Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW

Sunday 12th August 2018: Courthouse Hotel Cinema
His Master’s Voice  2:00pm & 6:40pm  Dir. Hiroyuki Itaya, 2014 | 95 min  
Giovanni’s Island  4:15pm  Dir. Mizuho Nishikubo, 2014 | 104 min

Saturday 18th August 2018: Regent Street Cinema
Chieri and Cherry  2:30pm  Dir. Makoto Nakamura, 2015 | 54 min
Cat Samurai  3:50pm  Dirs. Takeshi Watanabe and Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, 2014 | 100 min    
Oshin  5:50pm  Dir. Shin Togashi, 2013 | 109 min

More information at: http://www.jpf.org.uk/whatson.php#1015

Korean Film Festival Teaser Screenings
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum

Gonjiam Psychiatric hospital, well known locally as one of the most haunted places in South Korea, gained international notoriety when CNN named it as one of the ‘7 Freakiest Places on Earth.’ Shrouded in mystery, the desolate location is the home of urban legends telling of abandoned patients, deranged doctors and horrific experiments. With all the elements for a perfect horror movie in place, director Jung Bum-shik went to work and ended up making the surprise hit of 2018 and the country’s second most successful horror movie of all time.

Picturehouse Central, August 30th

Tickets: http://ow.ly/V7SK30liA6z


The London Korean Film Festival Documentary Fortnight brings the ‘Godfather of Korean documentary’ Kim Dong Won to London for a series of FREE screenings & events from this Sat 11/8 to 19/8 inc. award-winning REPATRIATION about Korean political prisoners: ow.ly/f7FU30lcdUy

Arrow Films
Latest releases

Street Mobster – Out now on Blu-ray
A pivotal work in the yakuza movie genre and in the career of director Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale, Doberman Cop), Street Mobster presents an abrasive portrait of the rise and fall of a reckless street punk caught in the crossfire of a bloody turf war raging in the mean streets of Kawazaki.

The Third Murder – Out now on Blu-ray and DVD
From internationally lauded Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda (After The StormLike Father, Like Son) comes The Third Murder, a complex death-sentence drama which tells of one man’s hunt for the truth whilst investigating the murky events of a gruesome murder. 

Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji – on Blu-ray Sept 3rd.
Praised by Japanese film critics and much admired by his contemporaries Akira Kurosawa and Yasujirô Ozu, Tomu Uchida nonetheless remains a little-known in the west. His 1955 masterpiece Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji is an excellent entry point for the newcomer. 

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