Newsletter for Oct 2020

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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #105
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for October 2020! We've got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!

Third Window Shocktober Sale!
Online till November 2nd

Third Window Films and Arrow Video SHOCKTOBER sale now on Arrowfilms.com!
DVDs from £5 and blu-rays from £7.50!
Head on over to: https://bit.ly/33VaIjL

Digital Sale on AppleTV
Till October 31st

All third window titles on Apple TV UK are sale now till the end of October!
99p to rent / £2.99 to purchase!
On AppleTV UK

Gemini Bluray
Out Nov 2nd

Shinya Tsukamoto's Meiji horror gets its European bluray debut!

Yukio is living a charmed life: he is a respected young doctor with a successful practice and a beautiful wife. His only problem is that his wife is suffering from amnesia, and her past is unknown. Things begin to fall apart, however, when both his parents die suddenly, killed by a mysterious stranger with Yukio’s face. Only when Yukio confronts this stranger will the mystery of his identity, and his wife’s past, be revealed.

Bluray Special Features
Audio commentary by Tom Mes, author of Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto
Making of Gemini” featurette directed by Takashi Miike (15 minutes)
Venice Film Festival featurette (17 minutes)
Make-up demonstration featurette (6 minutes)
Behind the Scenes (20 minutes)
Original Trailer
First 1000 units come with slipcase featuring new artwork illustrated by Ian MacEwan

Out on bluray & digital November 2nd!

The Taste of Tea
Now out!

World bluray debut of this classic piece of quirky Japanese cinema!
Opening film of the 2004 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (Director's Fortnight)

Filmmaker Katsuhito Ishii takes a break from the post-Tarantino excess of such highly-stylized outings as Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl for this low-key look at an eccentric family residing in a quiet countryside town just north of Tokyo. 


Bluray Special Features
90 minute Making Of
‘Super Big’ animation
(*special features in standard definition)
Reversible sleeve with original release artwork
Bluray region B

Now out on blu-ray and digital!

Terracotta Shop
OOP Third Window titles added!

Limited numbers of ONE CUT OF THE DEAD T-shirts added!
Terracotta Distribution have a one-stop online shop for a variety of Asian films across genres and countries, with DVDs starting at just £2.99!!
We've now added many of our old OOP DVDs and blurays alongside some newer releases to their shop, so if there are older titles missing from your collection then Head over to their shop at

Stardust Brothers on Vinyl!
Limited edition now out!

Here's the chance to own the catchy tunes from the 80s Japanese cult musical THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS on Vinyl!
Newly remastered for vinyl
12 inch LP & 7 inch EP combi set
Very limited numbers!

Order from the Arrow store here

And if you still haven't seen the film…
Read all the amazing positive reviews from users on Letterboxd

and watch at:
ALL REGION bluray/dvd/soundtrack CD set (VERY LIMITED numbers left)
UK/Ireland digital: Vimeo / Itunes / Amazon / Google Play
German-language Europe digital: Vimeo
 US/Canada digital: Alamo


Arrow Films
Burst City

Burst City is an explosive Molotov cocktail of dystopian sci-fi, Mad Max-style biker wars against yakuza gangsters and the police, and riotous performances from members of the real-life Japanese punk bands The Stalin, The Roosters, The Rockers and INU.
This extraordinary celebration of Japan’s punk music scene of the early 1980s thrust Sōgo Ishii (now known by the name of Gakuryū Ishii), the underground filmmaking wunderkind behind such works as Half Human: Einstürzende Neubauten (1986), Angel Dust (1994) and Electric Dragon 80,000V (2001), to the next level and is regularly cited as an early landmark in Japanese cyberpunk cinema.

Out November 9th

Survivor Ballads: Three films by Shohei Imamura

Throughout the 1980s, Shohei Imamura (The PornographersProfound Desires of the Gods), a leading figure of the Japanese New Wave era of the 1960s, cemented his international reputation as one of the most important directors of his generation with a series of films that all competed at Cannes to great critical acclaim. This exclusive box set from Arrow Academy presents restored versions of three late career classics from the legendary filmmaker.
Out December 7th

BFI Player
Japan Season

As part of the BFI Player Japan Season, the BFI have a specially curated selection of Japanese films including many Third Window titles such as For Love's Sake, Love Exposure and Mitsuko Delivers, plus also classics like Harmonium, Departures and more!

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As always you can find all information on our website www.thirdwindowfilms.com


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