Newsletter for February 2022

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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #115
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for February 2022! We've got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!

New Title


A wild and quirky Japanese omnibus of stories adapted from the manga by Hiroyuki Ohashi (On-gaku: Our Sound) comprise this live-action feature by directors Naoto Takenaka, Takayuki Yamada and Takumi Saitoh.

Bonus Features

• Interviews with all 3 directors
• Behind the Scenes
• Trailer

Out April 25th

Watch the trailer:

Pre-order links:


Funky Forest / Warped Forest

One of Japan's most surreal and crazy cult films get its bluray debut alongside its quasi-sequel getting a video release for the first time ever in a special edition double disc set!

Funky Forest Disc
• Funky Forest feature (150 mins) 
• Feature audio commentary by all 3 directors 
• Making of (70 mins) • Deleted Scenes (22 mins)
• Katsuichi’s Dance Secret Treasure (7 mins)
• Transfer Student is Here (5 mins) 

Warped Forest Disc 
• Warped Forest feature (82 mins) 
• Introduction by the director 
• Feature audio commentary by director Shunichiro Miki 
• Interview with director Shunichiro Miki (23 mins) 
• Making Of (12 mins) 
• Storyboards and illustrations 
• Wonderful Dwellers of Funky Forest (25 mins) 
• Trailer

• Reversible Sleeve with artwork from both movies
• Limited to 2000 copies
Region Free

Out March 21st

Pre-order links:

Crazy Thunder Road

The first time Sogo Ishii's 1980s punk classic has EVER been released on a physical format outside of Japan!!

Bonus features
• New master approved by the director
• New interview with Gakuryu (Sogo) Ishii
• Audio commentary by Tom Mes
• Video Essay: Jasper Sharp on Jishu Eiga
Region B

Out February 21st

Pre-order links:


Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme

From 4 February to 31 March 2022 across 26 cities in the UK!

The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema is back for its 19th edition with an exciting showcase of Japanese films, most of which have only recently been released in Japan, and all of which intricately render their respective dark depths of the human mind.
20 great Japanese films will be making their way across the UK, so to see what is playing and where, check out their site at: https://www.jpf-film.org.uk/

Third Window Films Podcast
Episode 4 now out!

Episode 4 of the Third Window Films podcast is now out!
All about SHINYA TSUKAMOTO with special guest TOM MES
Give it a listen, and check out the other episodes if you haven't yet!

Terracotta Distribution
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!!


Arrow Films

Yokai Monsters Collection

From the makers of Daimajin comes a trilogy of terror ripped from the pages of Japanese folklore, with ghosts and monsters from ancient myths and legends brought to life through stunning special effects, alongside an epic, big-budget reboot of the series from a modern-day master of the macabre.
Out February 21st

To Sleep so as to Dream

Two private detectives hunt for an actress trapped within the reel of a silent ninja film in the dreamlike debut of Kaizo Hayashi (Circus Boys, Zipang), a magical double-handed cinephilic homage to the movie worlds of the 1910s and 1950s.
Out March 21st

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