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Third Window Films Newsletter #118
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Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 80s Kadokawa Years

Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 80s Kadokawa Years

A limited edition 4 disc digipack bluray set of four 1980s films from legendary Japanese director Nobuhiko Obayashi, all presented with new HD masters.

Limited to just 2000 copies and includes a booklet by Ren Scateni and Joseph Kime.

Disc 1: School in the Crosshairs ねらわれた学園  (1981)
Special Features: Selected audio commentary by Aaron Gerow, Interview with Chigumi Obayashi, Translation Notes by Owen Baron, Original Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time  時をかける少女  (1983)
Special Features: Archival interview with Nobuhiko Obayashi, Tomoyo Harada Story: Audition and Behind the Scenes, Music Video, Original Theatrical Trailer

Disc 3: The Island Closest to Heaven 天国にいちばん近い島  (1984)
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Samm Deighan, Video Essay: “Obayashi – Femininity in Transition” by Robert Edwards, Original Theatrical Trailer

Disc 4: His Motorbike, Her Island 彼のオートバイ、彼女の島 (1986)
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Tom Mes, Archival interview with Nobuhiko Obayashi, Original Theatrical Trailer

Region B

Out October 17th

Pre-order at Terracotta:

Summer Sale
Ends Aug 22

It’s that time of the year for a big Third Window sale over at Arrow Films!
DVDs from £5 and blurays from £10!

Pick up a bargain at:

The majority of all our DIGITAL titles on Itunes & Amazon are on sale too!

New Releases

From the mind of Makoto Ueda & Europe-Kikaku, the creators of Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes

The Japanese time-travel hit from 2005 is released on a physical format for the first time outside of Japan and contains loads of new and exclusive extras!

“Easily the funniest Japanese film I have seen all year…at once a fresh and familiar take on the time travel genre.”Far East Films

Bonus features:
• Interview with creator Makoto Ueda (30 mins)
• 2 time-travel short films from Makoto Ueda:
‘A Little Fugue of Love’ (14 mins) / ‘Time Machine’ (5 min)
• Play vs Film Comparison (25 mins)
• Original Trailer
• Region B

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Based on the incredible true story!

2021 Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard – Opening Film

4 Stars – The Guardian
“A really well-made, old-fashioned anti-war epic in a forthright and robustly enjoyable style…I can imagine David Lean or Steven Spielberg making this”
4 Stars – The Observer
“a captivating tragicomedy, a sharp-eyed study of zealotry and self-delusion, ridiculous and heartbreaking in about equal measure”

Bluray bonus features:
• Interview with actor Kanji Tsuda
• Interview with director Arthur Harari, DOP Tom Harari and assistant director Benjamin Papin
• Trailer
• Region B

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Third Window Films Podcast
Episode 11 now out!

The latest Episode of the Third Window Films podcast is now out!
This month features special guest JOEY LEUNG of Terracotta Distribution!
Give it a listen, and check out the other episodes if you haven’t yet!

Arrow Films

A Fugitive from the Past

Considered the magnum opus of the five decades-long career of Tomu Uchida (Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji, The Mad Fox), the epic crime drama A Fugitive from the Past was voted third in the prestigious Kinema Junpo magazine’s 1999 poll of the Top Japanese Films of the 20th Century.
Making its home video debut outside of Japan, this adaptation of Tsutomu Minakami’s 1700-page novel is a landmark in master director Uchida’s oeuvre. Its gritty monochrome photography has the immediacy of newsreel as Uchida uses the landscapes of postwar Japan to explore the massive social upheaval and unspoken legacies of the war, and create an unsettling karmic allegory of a man’s struggle to escape his past sins.

Out September 26th!


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