Shinya Tsukamoto UK Blu-ray Set out April 27th
Source: Third Window Films press release
Special Thanks to Adam Torel and Claire Marty
UK distributor Third Window Films presents a Blu-ray release of 3 films by Shinya Tsukamoto (TETSUO: THE IRON MANn) including his most recent film KILLING, 2005’s HAZE and his 8mm pre-TETSUO film ADVENTURES OF DENCHU KOZO.
KILLING will also be available on various VOD platforms. HAZE and DENCHU KOZO are available only in the set.
KILLING (斬、Zan, 2018 – 80 minutes)
In exchange for board and lodging, lightning-fast samurai Mokunoshi is helping out in the everyday lives of a couple of local farmers. To keep in shape, he trains with bright farmer’s son Ichisuke, while sister Yu furtively watches them. When the ronin Sawamura (played by director Tsukamoto) suddenly appears, asking Mokunoshi to go on a mission in Edo, and at the same time a bunch of bandits are lurking on the edge of the village, the peaceful existence of the three comes under threat.
Official Selection: Venice Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Rotterdam, Busan, Karlovy Vary, Sitges, Glasgow
HAZE (ヘイズ, Heizu,2005 – 48 mins)
A man awakes to find himself trapped in a dirty, confined crawlspace. He barely has enough room to move. He also has no memory of why he’s there, or why he’s bleeding from a stomach wound. Apparently drugged, he occasionally ‘zones out’ of his surroundings as he tries to edge towards his way to freedom. But the more he explores, the more pain he has to endure, and the more frightening his predicament becomes.
ADVENTURE OF DENCHU-KOZO (電柱小僧の冒険, Denchu Kozou no Boken, 1988 – 45 mins)
Hikari is a boy who is bullied at school because he has an electricity pole growing out of his back. One of his classmates named Momo comes to his rescue and he thanks her by sharing his secret possession with her: a time machine. Activating the time machine transports him 25 years into a dark, dystopian, world of the future. There he encounters members of the Shinsengumi Vampire Gang who are hunting a woman named Dr. Sariba who is revealed to be Momo’s future self. He and he alone must save the world.
Blu-ray Set Specifications
Cat No. TWFBD048
Number of Blu-ray Discs: 2
RRP: £24.99 (Approximately $23.93 US)
Release Date: April 27, 2020
Limited to 1,000 copies
KILLING feature (80 min)
Audio Commentary by Tom Mes
Interview with Shinya Tsukamoto
ADVENTURE OF DENCHU-KOZO (45min)
Audio commentaries on both films by Tom Mes
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