Shinya Tsukamoto’s GEMINI on UK Blu-ray November 2nd
Source: Third Window Films press release
Special Thanks to Adam Torel
UK distributor Third Window Films is pleased to announce Europe’s first Blu-ray and the UK’s first release of Shinya Tsukamoto’s GEMINI (双生児, Sōseiji, 1999). Adapting the Edogawa Rampo short story The Twins, Shinya Tsukamoto’s (TETSUO, TOKYO FIST) modernist Meiji horror represents the director’s first foray into period films and fleshes out Rampo’s original tale of savage sibling rivalry considerably.
Yukio (Masahiro Motoki) is living a charmed life: he is a respected young doctor with a successful practice and a beautiful wife. His only problem is that his wife is suffering from amnesia, and her past is unknown. Things begin to fall apart, however, when both his parents die suddenly, killed by a mysterious stranger with Yukio’s face. Only when Yukio confronts this stranger will the mystery of his identity, and his wife’s past, be revealed.
1999 Venice Film Festival – Official Selection
Cat No. TWFBD054
Number of Discs: 1
RRP: £19.99 (Approximately $25.08 US)
Release Date: November 2, 2020
Running Time: 84 Minutes
New HD transfer
Audio commentary by Tom Mes, author of Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto
Making of GEMINI featurette directed by Takashi Miike
Behind the Scenes
Make-up demonstration featurette
Venice Film Festival featurette
First 1000 units come with slipcase featuring new artwork illustrated by Ian McEwan
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