Newsletter for November 2021

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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #112
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for November 2021! We've got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!

Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes
Now out!!

"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 15 (!!!) awards at major film festivals worldwide so far and has a 100% Fresh rating over at Rotten Tomatoes!

REGION FREE bluray & dvd!
Bonus features
‘Howling’ Short film
Making Of
Interview with director Junta Yamaguchi

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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

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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


Toshiaki Toyoda: 2005-2021
Now out

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

Disc 2:
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

Region B

Now out!
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Pornostar / 9 Souls
Out October 18
2 other Toshiaki Toyoda films get stand-alone bluray releases!

Pornostar Bonus features:
• Audio commentary by Tom Mes
• Interview with Toshiaki Toyoda

9 Souls Bonus features:
• Audio commentary by Jasper Sharp

• Making Of  • Outtakes


Now Out!
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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

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

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

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