DESTRUCTION BABIES on UK Blu-ray and DVD April 10th
“THE MOST EXTREME 108 MINUTES IN JAPANESE CINEMA HISTORY”
Source: Third Window Films press release
Special Thanks to Claire Marty
On April 10th, Third Window Films will release the breakthrough film of Tetsuya Mariko, DESTRUCTION BABIES (ディストラクション・ベイビーズ, Disutorakushon Beibizu, 2016), on Blu-ray and DVD in the United Kingdom.
Mariko brings us a deceptive piece of cinema which begins like a slice-of-life story and then takes an abrupt plunge into a pit of moral ambiguity. DESTRUCTION BABIES stars award-winning actors Yuya Yagira (NOBODY KNOWS) and Masaki Suda (THE LIGHT SHINES ONLY THERE, DEATH NOTE Light up the NEW world) in one of their best performances in Japanese cinema this year.
Winner of the Best New Director at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival.
Taira, an unnervingly quiet delinquent teen, mysteriously leaves town right before the coming of age festival. His disappearance doesn’t worry anyone except for younger brother Shota, his only remaining family, who sets off to look for him amidst the faded downtown neon lights.
Taira aimlessly wanders through a nearby city, provoking fights with random bystanders. His violent streak intrigues high schooler Yuya who rallies him to beat up more people. As the night progresses, street-side scuffles soon turn into a sinister game, becoming even more mindless and indiscriminate. The two leave behind a trail of blood and mass confusion.
Yuya Yagira (NOBODY KNOWS, UNFORGIVEN)
Masaki Suda (THE LIGHT SHINES ONLY THERE, DEATH NOTE Light up the NEW world)
Nana Komatsu (SILENCE, THE WORLD OF KANAKO)
Sosuke Ikematsu (THE LAST SAMURAI, PALE MOON)
Denden (COLD FISH, LOWLIFE LOVE)
Director: Tetsuya Mariko
Writers: Tetsuya Mariko, Kohei Kiyasu
Producers: Ryuta Shiinoki, Kazunori Moriguchi
Line Producer: Tamotsu Kanamori
Editor: Hidemi Lee
Art Director: Hironori Iwamoto
Cinematography: Yasuyuki Sasaki
Music: Hidenori Mukai
Make-up: Manami Miyamoto
Presented in Association with: Tokyo Theatres
Release Date: April 10, 2017
Running Time: 108 Minutes
Japanese 5.1 Surround Sound
Removable English Subtitles
Cinema Talk event with live mini music gig
Region: 2, PAL
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