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Newsletter for July 2021

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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #109
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for July 2021! We've got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!

Summer Sale
July 1-26

We've got a big sale running now direct at Arrowfilms.com!
DVDs for just £5 and blurays from £10!! 
Don't miss out!
Head on over to: https://bit.ly/3x9Yb7X
 


Preview of upcoming titles
Funuke: Show Some Love, You Losers!

This incredibly black Japanese comedy was selected to be in the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and is directorial debut of Daihachi Yoshida (Pale Moon, The Kirishma Thing). Third Window Films will be giving it its world bluray debut! Watch out for more news coming soon!

Toshiaki Toyoda: 2005-2021 Box Set

We'll be following up 'Toshiaki Toyoda: The Early Years' with a box set covering a bunch of his films from 2005-2021! Containing many films which have never been released outside of Japan alongside new and exclusive extras, this will certainly be a collector's item to grab! More info coming soon!
 


Recent Releases
Tezuka's Barbara

Directed by Macoto Tezka (Legend of the Stardust Brothers)
Cinematography by Christopher Doyle (Hero, In the Mood for Love)
Based on a manga from Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy)
Starring Fumi Nikaido (Himizu) and Goro Inagaki (ex-SMAP)


WINNER – Best Film – 40th FantaFestival
WINNER – Best Director – 2020 Lusca Fantastic Film Festival

BONUS FEATURES
• Behind the Scenes (30 mins)
• Interview with director Macoto Tezka (30 mins)
• Interview with cinematographer Christopher Doyle (12 mins)
• Interview with actor Goro Inagaki (15 mins)
• Interview with actress Fumi Nikaido (7 mins)
• Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending (6 mins)
• All Region DVD and Bluray


Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iyIbTVo3w4

Now out on DVD, Bluray and Digital
http://thirdwindowfilms.com/films/tezukas-barbara/
 


Wong Kar Wai Season
Throughout July at the BFI

The newly announced July programme at BFI Southbank will include a long-anticipated season dedicated to the World of Wong Kar Wai, presented in partnership with Janus Films and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). This complete retrospective of the Hong Kong master filmmaker, which will take place at BFI Southbank and the ICA, features seven brand-new 4K restorations (five overseen by Wong Kar Wai himself), and will include titles such as the offbeat love story Chungking Express and breathtaking romance In the Mood For Love.
Find out more at: https://bit.ly/3hs4Y6r
 


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!!

https://shop.terracottadistribution.com/
 


Arrow Films

The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch

What do you get when Noriaki Yuasa, director of Daiei Studios’ much-beloved Gamera series, makes a monochrome film adaptation of the works of horror manga pioneer Kazuo Umezu (The Drifting Classroom)? The answer is 1968’s The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch, a fantastically phantasmagorical slice of twisted tokusatsu terror ostensibly made for children that will irreparably traumatise any child that sees it!
Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut and its home video premiere outside Japan, this rarely-screened, nightmarishly disorienting creepshow not only displays a seldom-seen side of kaiju auteur Yuasa, but its skilful blending of Umezu’s comics (published in English-language markets as Reptilia) arguably anticipates many of the trends seen in J-horror decades later.

Out September 20th
https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/the-snake-girl-and-the-silver-haired-witch-blu-ray/FCD2196

A Tale of Two Sisters

Director Kim Jee-woon (A Bittersweet LifeI Saw The Devil) made his international reputation with this richly conceived, stylishly shot, and genuinely scary chiller, one of the key films of the Korean New Wave.
Haunting and heartbreaking in equal measure, A Tale of Two Sisters’ devastating mix of style, scares and emotive storytelling blurred the boundaries between genres as few other horror films had done before and had a profound influence on a new generation of filmmakers.

Out August 16th
https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/a-tale-of-two-sisters-blu-ray/FCD2172

Blind Beast

Blind Beast is a grotesque portrait of the bizarre relationship between a blind sculptor and his captive muse, adapted from a short story from Japan’s foremost master of the macabre, Edogawa Rampo (Horrors of Malformed MenThe Black LizardCaterpillar).
Blind Beast is a masterpiece of erotic horror that explores the all-encompassing and overwhelming relationship between the artist and his art and the obsessive closed world that the artist inhabits, with maestro director Yasuzo Masumura (Giants and ToysIrezumi) conjuring up a hallucinogenic dreamworld in which sensual and creative urges combine with a feverish intensity.

Out August 20th
https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/blind-beast-blu-ray/FCD2182

 


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