Antiporno

Antiporno (Cert 18) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray combo (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 76 minutes approx. Release Date – April 30th In 2016 it was decided that the Roman Porno movement of the 1970’s and 80’s from famed studio Nikkatsu should be rebooted by directors of the modern generation. Five directors were chosen but only … Continue reading Antiporno

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The Whispering Star

The Whispering Star (Cert U) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray combo (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 102 minutes approx. Release Date – April 16th When one thinks of Sion Sono, his subversive four-hour epic Love Exposure, the violent glee of Why Don’t You Play In Hell? or the equally claret soaked exploitation satire of Tag immediately … Continue reading The Whispering Star

Destruction Babies

Destruction Babies (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 108 minutes approx. “The most extreme 108 minutes in Japanese cinema history!” proclaims the legend on the cover of Third Window’s latest release. One can almost see Takashi Miike, Shinya Tsukamoto, Sion Sono and possibly Yoshihiro Nishimura smirking to themselves, saying “Challenge accepted!” … Continue reading Destruction Babies

Lowlife Love

Lowlife Love (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 111 minutes approx. It might not be intentional but Japanese writer-director Eiji Uchida might have made a film which actively dissuades people from entering the film industry, at least in his native Japan, although that is not to dismiss the fact that practices … Continue reading Lowlife Love

Kids Return

Kids Return (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 108 minutes approx. In 1994 “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, the popular actor, director, painter and comedian was involved in a motorcycle accident that left half his body paralysed. Many thought he’d never recover but true to the Japanese fighting spirit, Kitano was back at … Continue reading Kids Return

Love & Peace

Love & Peace (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 118 minutes approx. Japanese maverick Sion Sono had a busy 2015, making no less than SIX films of varying subjects and styles, including the violent satire Tag and this almost unimaginable for Sono family friendly tokusatsu (special effects) fantasy movie, in which … Continue reading Love & Peace

Uzumasu Limelight

Uzumasu Limelight (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 104 minutes approx. Time. It catches up with us all eventually and when it does we are forced to face our own mortality and accept our halcyon days are over. In show business this can mean much more, as modernity replaces tradition and … Continue reading Uzumasu Limelight