til December 12
The Third Window Films Christmas Sale at Arrow Video is now running!
DVDs from £5 and Blurays from £10
Sale ends December 12th!
Head over to: https://www.arrowfilms.com/brands/third-window.list
Crazy Thunder Road
The first time Sogo Ishii's 1980s punk classic has EVER been released on a physical format outside of Japan!!
• New master approved by the director
• New interview with Gakuryu (Sogo) Ishii
• Audio commentary by Tom Mes
• Video Essay: Jasper Sharp on Jishu Eiga
Out February 21st
Hiruko the Goblin
Shinya Tsukamoto's 1999 horror film makes its way to bluray with a new restoration supervised by the director!
• New Restoration
• New Interview with Director Shinya Tsukamoto
• Audio Commentary by Tom Mes
• Original Japanese Trailer
• Special Creature Effects: Takashi Oda interview
• Creature Effects
• Vintage Interview with Director Shinya Tsukamoto
• Special slipcase edition w/illustrated artwork by Ian MacEwan limited to 1000 copies
• Region B
Out January 24th
Nobuhiko Obayashi: The Anti-War Trilogy
A digipack bluray set of 3 films from legendary director Nobuhiko Obayashi.
Limited to just 2000 copies. Includes a booklet by historian Aaron Gerow.
Disc 1: Casting Blossoms to the Sky この空の花-長岡花火物語 (2011)
Endo Reiko is a journalist visiting Nagaoka to comment on the aftermath of the earthquake in Tohoku. From local residents, Endo learns about the city's fireworks traditions, and how the region was destroyed during the war.
Special Features: 45 minute Interview with Nobuhiko Obayashi
Disc 2: Seven Weeks 野のなななのか (2014)
Weaving the life of a 92-year-old doctor into the history of a small Hokkaido city, “Seven Weeks” addresses Japan’s wartime responsibility, its present nuclear crisis and the heartaches of youth and love.
Special Features: 75 minute Making Of
Disc 3: Hanagatami 花筐 (2017)
In the spring of 1941, sixteen-year-old Toshihiko leaves Amsterdam to attend school in Karatsu, a small town on the western coast of Japan. Immersed in the seaside's nature and culture, Toshihiko soon befriends the town's other extraordinary adolescents as they all contend with the war's inescapable gravitational pull.
Special Features: 35 minute interview with Nobuhiko Obayashi, Making Of
Region B release
Out December 13th!
Pre-order at Terracotta (best price), Arrow & Amazon
More info at: https://thirdwindowfilms.com/films/nobuhiko-obayashis-anti-war-trilogy
Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes
"One Cut of the Dead meets Tenet"
The film One Cut of the Dead director Shinichiro Ueda calls "A masterpiece of filmmaking, packed with joy" has won 16 (!!!) awards at major film festivals worldwide so far and has a 100% Fresh rating over at Rotten Tomatoes!
REGION FREE bluray & dvd!
‘Howling’ Short film
Interview with director Junta Yamaguchi
Toshiaki Toyoda: 2005-2021
A limited edition 3 disc digipack bluray set of 6 films from Japanese director Toshiaki Toyoda covering his work from 2005 to 2021.
Limited to just 2000 copies.
Disc 1: Hanging Garden 空中庭園 (2005)
Special Features: Audio commentary by Toshiaki Toyoda / Making Of / Deleted Scenes
Monsters Club モンスターズクラブ (2011) / Wolf’s Calling 狼煙が呼ぶ (2019)
Day of Destruction 破壊の日 (2020) / Go Seppuku Yourselves 全員切腹 (2021)
Special Features: Making of Monsters Club / Monsters Club audio commentary by Jasper Sharp / New interview with Toshiaki Toyoda
Disc 3: I’m Flash (2012)
Special Features: Audio commentary by Tom Mes / New interview with Toshiaki Toyoda / Making Of featuring cast & staff interviews plus premiere stage greetings
Your one stop shop for Asian Cinema
Terracotta Distribution have a wonderful selection of Asian cinema from various different distribution labels (including Third Window) available both to buy on physical formats and to rent digitally!
If you're a fan of Asian cinema, make sure to check them out!!
Shawscope Volume 1
From kickass kung fu killers to crazy kaiju knockoffs to culture clash comedies, this carefully curated and gorgeously presented selection of all-time Shaw Brothers classics merely represents the tip of the iceberg of the studio’s rich output, making it both an ideal starting point for newcomers and a treat for hardcore fans alike.
Out December 6th
Directed by Yasuzo Masumura (Giants and Toys, Blind Beast), Red Angel takes an unflinching look at the horror and futility of war through the eyes of a dedicated and selfless young military nurse.
Out January 17th