Asian Cinema Thread

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Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Out of curiosity, how many Jackie Chan films (the ones in Mandarin/Cantonese) that are left to be brought over to the UK on Blu-ray?
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
HMV has updated their Buy One Get One Free offering, by concluding the Arrow Academy sale and commencing the British Film Institute (BFI) sale.

For the Asian Cinema catalog that BFI has, these are the following that should be available:
  • An Actor's Revenge (Blu-ray/DVD) - directed by Kon Ichikawa
  • An Autumn Afternoon (Blu-ray/DVD) - directed by Yasujiro Ozu
    • Includes the film A Hen in the Wind on the DVD disc
  • Early Summer (Blu-ray/DVD) - directed by Yasujiro Ozu
    • Includes the film What Did the Lady Forget? on the DVD disc
  • Equinox Flower (Blu-ray/DVD) - directed by Yasujiro Ozu
    • Includes the film There Was a Father on the DVD disc
  • Good Morning (Blu-ray/DVD) - directed by Yasujiro Ozu
    • Includes the film I Was Born, But... on the DVD disc
  • The Kurosawa Samurai Collection (Blu-ray) - directed by Akira Kurosawa
    • Includes the films The Hidden Fortress, Sanjuro, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo
  • Late Autumn (Blu-ray/DVD) - directed by Yasujiro Ozu
    • Includes the film A Mother Should Be Loved on the DVD disc
  • Late Spring (Blu-ray/DVD) - directed by Yasujiro Ozu
    • Includes the film The Only Son on the Blu-ray & DVD discs
  • Rashomon (Blu-ray) - directed by Akira Kurosawa
  • Seven Samurai (Blu-ray) - directed by Akira Kurosawa
  • Tokyo Story (Blu-ray/DVD) - directed by Yasujiro Ozu
    • Includes the film Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family on the DVD disc
It's been reported that the recent Of Flesh and Blood: The Cinema of Hirokazu Koreeda collection (which features the films; Maborosi, After Life, Nobody Knows, Still Walking) is not included in the sale on the box set side.
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Third Window Films has announced a general idea of what they have in store for the future. Sony caused some problems so they weren't able to release any titles onto home video throughout this year, so all titles are scheduled for 2020.

Unfortunately we've had some major problems with Sony who have left us in a position which meant that we couldn't release any films this year, so have moved everything to next year. Also, this chaos has made it hard to plan in terms of acquiring films as well.
The titles on the schedule are as follows:

Pink series Vol. 1 & 2: Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands (1967) & Gushing Prayer (1971)
Vol. 1 directed by Atsushi Yamatoya / Vol. 2 directed by Masao Adachi
Est: January/February 2020

The Legend of the Stardust Brothers (1985)
Directed by Makoto Tezuka (Osamu Tezuka's son)
Est: February/March 2020

Killing (2018) / Haze (2005) / Adventures of Electric Rod Boy (1987)
All three films directed by Shinya Tsukamoto
Est: April/May 2020

Pink series Vol. 3 & 4: Abnormal Family (1984) & Blue Film Woman (1969)
Vol. 3 directed by Masayuki Suo / Vol. 4 directed by Kan Mukai
Est: Spring 2020

Pink series Vol. 5 & 6: Women Hell Song (1970) & Underwater Love (2011)
Vol. 5 directed by Mamoru Watanabe / Vol. 6 directed by Shinji Imaoka
Est: Autumn 2020

Random fact: The director of the Pink film Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands is also the screenwriter for the Lupin the Third films The Secret of Mamo and Gold Babylon.
 

Winkuru

School Idol
This might be interesting news to those that have seen the movie "Memories Of Murder"

 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Arrow Video has announced Park Chan-wook's The Vengeance Trilogy Blu-ray box set featuring Lady Vengeance, Oldboy, and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.


Out 9th December. They are the same discs like the ones in the Oldboy LE; 2 for Oldboy (1 of them is the documentary), 1 for Lady Vengeance, and 1 for Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. Pre-orders will open on Amazon soon but you can also view it on Arrow's store.

(Disclaimer: Amazon link is affiliated to help support me financially)
 

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Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff

Arrow Video has announced Shocktober Sale! In addition, a standard edition complete box set for Female Prisoner Scorpion is coming soon (like the Ring collection it has 4 films across 4 cases inside a box).

The sale also includes titles from distributor Third Window Films.
 
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Arrow Video has announced Shocktober Sale! In addition, a standard edition complete box set for Female Prisoner Scorpion is coming soon (like the Ring collection it has 4 films across 4 cases inside a box).

The sale also includes titles from distributor Third Window Films.
I much prefer the box art of the rerelease to the original for Female Prisoner Scorpion I've got.
 

Jon O Fun

Hunter
The 'limited O Cards' for Crime Story & The Protector.
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Ps. Dragons Forever & Miracles have been removed from the 88 Asia site and Amazon updated my order to 20 Feb 2020..... 😱
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Now available to pre-order on Arrow's website are two titles coming from Third Window Films!

The Legend of the Stardust Brothers, directed by Makoto Tezuka (Osamu Tezuka's son), scheduled for 17th February 2020. A Blu-ray & DVD combo pack that will also feature the original soundtrack on CD as well as a new film master and director's cut for the first time.


Pink Films Vol 1 & 2, a two-film collection from the pink genre of live-action Japanese films, scheduled for 16th March 2020. A Blu-ray & DVD combo pack consisting of Atsushi Yamatoya’s Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands and Masao Adachi's Gushing Prayer.

 

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Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
More 88 Films titles have been listed for Amazon in 2020:

8 Diagram Pole Fighter for 23rd March 2020.


Come Drink with Me for 9th March 2020.


Heart of Dragon for 23rd March 2020.


John Woo's Heroes Shed No Tears for 24th February 2020.


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HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
(Taken from the Bluray.com Arrow thread) The December 2019 issue of Home Cinema Choice contains an interview with Fran Simeoni, wherein he confirms that a Gamera Collection is coming in 2020:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fran Simeoni
One of our big upcoming projects is a collection of Gamera films; many of these will be available for the first time in the UK and it’s going to be a real treat to see them all packaged together, with loads of extras and stunning packaging. We love working on boxsets and this is one of a few we have planned for 2020, including our [Alejandro] Jodorowsky collection.
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
Arrow Video has announced plans to rescue and release Takashi Miike's One Missed Call (Chakushin ari) as well as its Japanese sequels!

Scheduled for 10th February 2020, the UK Blu-ray release will include the 2004 film One Missed Call directed by Takashi Miike, the 2005 film One Missed Call 2 directed by Renpei Tsukamoto, and the 2006 film One Missed Call: Final directed by Manabu Aso.

No details on the transfer but it's coming to the Blu-ray format for the first time here in the UK and also for US & Canada.


 
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