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4th July 2012 14:36:00
Posted by Dave Foster

Third Window Films this summer

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Third Window Films have a trio of Japanese films to look forward to this summer, starting with the DVD release of Mitsuko Delivers on 9 July 2012. From director Yűya Ishii (Sawako Decides) this comedy tells the story of a thirtysomething woman (Riisa Naka from Summer Wars & Time Traveller) who’s at a delicate juncture in life; alone, flat broke and to top it all nine-months pregnant. Her folks think she’s in California living the high life with her baby’s GI father. In fact she’s in Tokyo, searching for a purpose, and eventually finding one in the ramshackle working-class alley where she grew up. The place reeks of destitution and bone idleness, but Mitsuko’s infectious get-up-and-go attitude soon compels the locals to roll up their sleeves and restore the alley to its former glory.

Extras include a making of and the theatrical trailer.


Following that on 6 August 2012 is the DVD and Blu-ray release of Himizu. The new film from Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish) tells the powerful story of two teenagers’ struggle to live in dystopian future Japan destroyed by a natural disaster. When young Yuichi is pushed too far he embarks on a violent campaign of revenge against society’s evil doers and it’s up to Keiko who is desperately in love with him to try to bring him back to the path of a decent man.

Features include:
  • 5.1 Surround Sound with optional English subtitles
  • A 72 minute Making Of
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Exclusive Interview with actor Denden
  • Theatrical Trailer


Alongside this they're also releasing Sono's 4-hour drama Love Exposure on Blu-ray for the first time. Features include:
  • A brand new high definition transfer supervised by Sion Sono
  • 5.1 Surround Sound with optional English subtitles
  • 1 hour long Making Of
  • 30 minutes Making Of featuring interviews with both Sion Sono & the person who inspired the film
  • Hikari Mitsushima deleted & extended scenes
  • Sakura Ando deleted & extended scenes
  • Zero Church deleted scene
  • Theatrical Trailer

Further TDF reading on Third Window Films.

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