Newsletter for October 2018


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Third Window Films
Third Window Films Newsletter #89
Welcome to the Third Window Films newsletter for October 2018! We’ve got some interesting news for upcoming releases plus a look at other Asian-film related happenings in the UK!

One Cut of the Dead
More UK Screenings

For those of you who missed ONE CUT OF THE DEAD at Frightfest, there are more UK screenings on the way:
Manchester – FilmFear Festival – Oct 27
– Dead of Night Film Festival – Oct 28
Ireland – IFI Horrorthon – Oct 29
Derby – Satori Screen Nov 9
Leeds – Leeds Film Festival – Nov 10
Wales – Abertoir Film Festival – Nov 13-18

Plus from January 4th, ONE CUT OF THE DEAD will play for a week at the Prince Charles Cinema in London!

World’s first dual-format release!

Japanese director SABU, director of such films as Happiness, Mr Long and Miss Zombie made his start with DANGAN RUNNER (aka Non-Stop), the story of three losers brought together by fate with disastrous results. A would-be bank robber (Tomorowo Taguchi from Tetsuo) forgets his mask on his first big heist, and then botches an attempt to shoplift a replacement mask from a nearby convenience store. The store’s clerk (Diamond Yukai from Lost in Translation), a washed-up rock star, chases the thief and literally runs into a Yakuza (Shinichi Tsutsumi from Our Little Sister) to whom he owes money. Thus begins an all-night, three-way pursuit through the streets of Tokyo.

November 12, 2018

Special Features:
Dual format DVD & BLURAY

First 1000 copies come with collectible slipcase
Interview with director Sabu / VCinema: A Video Essay by Tom Mes
Audio Commentary by Jasper Sharp / Original Theatrical Trailer

Pre-order now to secure your limited edition!

Catch a special screening of it on November 4th at the DEPTFORD CINEMA in London!


ANIMERAMA: 1001 Nights / Cleopatra

Osamu Tezuka, the “Godfather of Manga” made a series of erotic animations in the late 60s/early 70s called ANIMERAMA. The 2 official films of that series 1001 NIGHTS and CLEOPATRA are available on bluray and remastered dvd, with lots of new and exclusive extras.

2 film set with collectible slipcase and booklet
ON SALE for £14.99 bluray / £7.99 DVD now!!
Just a limited edition release, so get it while it’s still in print! 
Order now at:

BFI IPlayer
Great Third Window titles ready!

Many great Japanese, Korean and HK films from us are now available on the BFI Iplayer!
More will be coming up within the next couple weeks, so make sure to subscribe and check out some wonderful films!


November 16-18

A celebration of Japanese culture at Olympia London from Friday 16th to Sunday 18thNovember.

With hundreds of exhibitors showing a huge variety of Japanese goods, art, games, kawaii products and clothing, as well as mouth-watering treats from a range of Japanese caterers and some truly delicious sake, walking into the HYPER JAPAN hall you are surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of Japan. It’s almost like stepping across continents into a Tokyo or Osaka weekend.

There will also be performances and demonstrations on the HYPERLive! Stage all weekend from Japanese musicians and artists, workshops from cultural experts and a live screening of the England v Japan rugby international from Twickenham.

With all this and more on offer, come along and explore Japan and its fascinating culture at HYPER JAPAN.


Korean Film Festival
Bleak Night

The award winning Korean film BLEAK NIGHT will get a rare big screen outing on Friday 9th November at the Regent Street Cinema as part of the London Korean Film Festival

Tickets at https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/bleak-night/

Part of the London Korean Film Festival
1-14 November (London) 15-25 November 2018 (touring the UK)

One of the longest running and most respected Korean film festivals around the world returns for its 13th year. Featuring an in-depth special focus entitled ‘A Slice of Everyday Life’, along with an exciting mix of UK and International premieres, guests and events across a diverse set of strands; Cinema Now, Women’s Voices, Indie Firepower, Contemporary Classics, Artists Video, Animation and Shorts.


London East Asian Film Festival
October 25 – Nov 4

LEAFF 2018 will bring 60 titles from 13 countries of East and Southeast Asia, including 6 international, 8 European and 23 UK premieres. There will be 9 strands that run throughout the festival: Official Selection, Actor Focus, Cinematic Journey Through Taiwan, Stories of Women, Competition, Festival Focus, Documentary, Horror Special and The First Look. 

The overarching theme of LEAFF 2018 is the future and what the future will bring to our lives. 20 filmmakers and actors will attend to participate in screenings and events in five cities around the UK. 


Terracotta / Sharp Teeth Films
Halloween sale- 2 DVDs for £6.66!
Yes that’s right – it’s October, the nights are drawing in and the forces of darkness are on the rise once again!

It’s the time of year when serial killers, zombies and tik tiks (Filipino vampires) roam the land. Best to say inside with a Japanese zombie-killing body builder, a hard boiled Hong Kong detective or perhaps a roving Spanish exorcist.
Luckily Terracotta Distribution has got you covered with their Halloween Sale! They’re offering a terrifyingly cheap TWO TITLES FOR £6.66 on all our horror films across all their labels (Terracotta, Terror Cotta and Sharp Teeth Films). Simply visit their online store anytime before the witching hour (23:59) on October 31st and grab a beast of a bargain to keep you out of trouble for the winter…

Arrow Films
Latest releases

Orgies of Edo– out on Blu-ray November 19th
Legendary Toei director Teruo Ishii tells three stories of moral sickness set during Japan’s prosperous Genroku era in this bloody follow-up to his sexploitation classic Shogun’s Joy of Torture, and the fourth entry in Toei’s ‘abnormal love’ film series. Ishii’s politically incorrect moral lessons paint a trio of tales of tragic heroines caught up in violence, sadomasochism, incest and torture.

Father, Son, Sword: The Lone Wolf and Cub Saga- Paperback now out!
The gripping saga of former shogunate executioner Itto Ogami and his son Daigoro, better known as Lone Wolf and Cub. Betrayed and exiled by the treacherous Yagyu clan, they wander feudal Japan as assassins on the road to hell. 
Written by Japanese film expert Tom Mes, Father, Son, Sword is the full story behind the films, the manga, and the phenomenon Lone Wolf and Cub.

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