Newsletter for January 2022

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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #114
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for January 2022! We've got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!

Third Window Films in 2022
Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a great Holidays and New Year!
Here's a sneak preview into just some of the great Japanese films we've got coming to you in 2022! Featuring films from Shinya Tsukamoto, Sogo Ishii, Sion Sono, Nobuhiko Obayashi and more!

And…looking back at 2021:

Despite the turbulent times we managed to release 10 titles, including many multiple-film box sets! It's been a tough year for all, but we're very grateful for all the support from you and hope that we can continue spreading the word of Japanese indie cinema in 2022!


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:

Hiruko the Goblin

Shinya Tsukamoto's 1999 horror film makes its way to bluray with a new restoration supervised by the director!

Bonus Features
• 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

Pre-order links:

Third Window Films Podcast
Episode 3 now out!

Episode 3 of the Third Window Films podcast is now out!
Give it a listen, and check out Episode 1 and 2 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

Red Angel

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

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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