World bluray debut
Third Window Films present the world bluray debut of Isao Yukisada's classic GO, Japan's official submission for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 74th Academy Awards in 2002.
Berlin Film Festival – Official Selection
Marrakech Intl Film Festival – WINNER – Best Film / Best Actor
Palm Springs International Film Festival – WINNER – FIPRESCI Prize
"Undeniably affecting, and as such, one of the most outstandingly compelling and thought-provoking films of its year." – Jasper Sharp, Midnight Eye
• Making Of GO (40 mins)
• Portrait of GO (16 mins)
• Premiere Stage Greetings (17 mins)
• Yosuke Kubozuka and Isao Yukisada Press Lauch (11 mins)
• Original Trailer
• Slipcase with illustrated artwork by Thomas Walker
• Reversible Sleeve with original Japanese artwork
• Slipcase edition limited to 1000 copies
• Region B
World bluray debut May 22nd
Pre-order at Terracotta
Punk Samurai – Sold Out
The Limited Edition slipcase of PUNK SAMURAI is now completely gone in our warehouse! What's left at retailers is all that's left! So if you want a copy of this lovely slipcase edition, pick one up asap!
(There will be a non-slipcase edition out when all stock is cleared out of retailers)
Episode 17 of the Third Window & Ben podcast is now live!
This month we talk about Tadanobu Asano and Sogo Ishii, and their may varied careers.
As per usual, we've a competition running alongside our latest podcast, for the chance to win a copy of PUNK SAMRAI signed by the director Gakuryu Ishii!
Competition ends March 27
Entry information pinned to the top of our Twitter page
FREE JAPANESE ONLINE EVENTS
6 new films have been added to stream for FREE worldwide at JFF Plus, including Toshiaki Toyoda's latest SHIVER! Head on over to:
Japan Foundation Online Talk Series
The Japan Foundation London are hosting a series of FREE online talk events with some of Japan's top directors alongside various film experts! Starting March 23.
Info at: https://www.jpf-film.org.uk/related-events
Queer East Film Festival
Queer East will return to cinema screens across the capital and around the UK in 2023 with another exciting line-up which mixes contemporary feature film and documentary with retrospective screenings, short films, artists’ moving image works, a VR cinematic experience and dance productions that explore a diverse range of topical LGBTQ+ issues.
Consisting of a main festival which will take from 18 to 30 April 2023 across eight venues in London, and a nationwide tour planned from September to November across ten cities, Queer East 2023 features 50 films incorporating work from 17 countries across East and Southeast Asia and beyond.
For further information: https://queereast.org.uk/
From April 24th, Anime Limited will be releasing that absolutely amazing Japanese stop-motion animation in cinemas! If you loved films like MAD DOG, then catching this on the big screen is a no-brainer!
2 Third Window Films: SUMMER TIME MACHINE BLUES and ZOKKI premiere on the player this month, and many more are coming over the next few months, so sign up to the Arrow Player at: https://www.arrow-player.com/
The Street Fighter Trilogy
Sonny Chiba stars as Takuma "Terry" Tsurugi, the animalistic antihero driven by sex, money and brawling in the infamous series that first introduced the name of the martial arts legend to a global audience.
The Street Fighter films made Chiba a star, so beloved by Quentin Tarantino he had the young lovers of True Romance meet-cute at a Sonny Chiba triple feature and would later cast Chiba himself in Kill Bill. Making its UK Blu-ray debut, Arrow Video is proud to present The Street Fighter Trilogy in all its eye-popping, skull-crushing, throat-ripping glory!
Out April 17