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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #131
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for October 2023! 

Halloween Sale
Now on at Arrow

From now until the end of October, the majority of Third Window Films are on SALE along with many ARROW films over at Arrow!

Spreading around the world!

Banmei Takahashi's 1988 home-invasion thriller DOOR, a film made by the Directors Company, was seemingly lost in obscurity until its negative master was discovered in 2022 by producer Takashi Ikoma (producer of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's The Guard from Underground).
Now, 35 years after it was made, the film has a brand new digital remaster and is making its way to audiences outside of Japan for the first time ever!
This October, DOOR will play 10 film festivals across 8 countries before making its world bluray debut on October 30th from Third Window Films! 


  • New digital remasters from the original negatives
  • DOOR 1 audio commentary by Jasper Sharp
  • Interview with director Banmei Takahashi
  • Trailers of both features 
  • Slipcase with artwork from Gokaiju
  • Reversible sleeve featuring both DOOR 1 and 2 artworks
  • ‘Directors Company’ special edition featuring insert by Jasper Sharp – limited to 2000 copies

REGION FREE bluray out October 30


Order at Terracotta Distribution



London Korean Film Festival
Running Nov 2-16

Following the announcement of the London Korean Film Festival’s (LKFF) upcoming 18th edition which gives special commemoration to the 40th Anniversary of the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA), the festival is delighted to reveal its 2023 programme. At the BFI Southbank, the London Korean Film Festival will host the Opening and Closing ceremonies in celebration of the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the UK and Korea .
The Festival runs from 2 November – 16 November 2023 with a programme of 40 films comprising the following strands: Cinema Now, Special Focus : 40th Anniversary of KAFA, Women’s Voices, Special Screenings and Korea Season.


Hiroyuki Onogawa. August in the Water: Music for Film 1995-2005

Sublime ethereal minimalism from Hiroyuki Onogawa on this retrospective compilation album, the first dedicated release and remaster of his soundtrack compositions.
The album August in the Water: Music for Film 1995-2005 plots a decade of Onogawa’s compositions for films by the renowned filmmaker Gakuryū  Ishii (formally known as Sogo  Ishii).

This release includes specially commissioned liner notes by writer Tony Rayns, and  words by Gakuryū  Ishii. Artwork and  design is by  

Available on Vinyl LP & digital formats
Buy it here:



12 amazing Japanese films are to be made available to stream FOR FREE WORLDWIDE (almost) through JFF+


And Your Bird Can Sing by MIYAKE Sho 
Follow the Light by NARITA Yoichi 
An Artisan's Legacy, Tsunekazu Nishioka by YAMAZAKI Yuji 
Hey! Our dear Don-chan by OKITA Shuichi
A Muse Never Drowns by ASAO Nozomi 
 A Girl in My Room by TAKAHASHI Natsuki 

BON-UTA, A Song from Home by NAKAE Yuji 
Techno Brothers by WATANABE Hirobumi
Bachiranun by HIGASHIMORI Aika 

This wonderful selection can be watched at:


Terracotta Streaming VOD

Stream Asian cinema on your Android TV

Search "Terracotta" under apps on your Android TV, or Google Chromecast device, and install the Terracotta
Android TV app dedicated solely to Asian films.

Choose between subscription or pay-per-film options, or take advantage of their promo "annual subscription at 10 months cost". (note: not all films are available on the subscription tier).

The app comes with better navigation  – browse by Genre, Country, Director and Detailed Genre (everyone knows that "horror" comes in different flavours!).

New films being added regularly.

If you don't have an Android TV, you can use the web browser version (same content, same prices) to watch the films on your laptop, desktop, mobile, tablet:

Available in UK and EIRE only

Arrow Films

Arrow Player

Loads more great films will premiere on the player this month!
Many more are coming over the next few months, so sign up to the Arrow Player at: https://www.arrow-player.com/

Shaw Brothers Presents

In October, Arrow Video is releasing “Shaw Brothers Presents” individual Blu-ray film sets for The Basher BoxFour Films by Chang Cheh, and Four Films by Lau Kar-Leung


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