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

Third Window Films this summer

News
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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About Dave Foster
Dave has been loitering the virtual halls of TDF for a decade now and the majority of that time has been spent as Editor of the Home Cinema section (formerly DVDTimes). He doesn't contribute reviews anywhere near as much as he once did (or indeed would like to) but when he does it will invariably be something in the anime or Asian film area.