Third Window Acquire New Takashi Miike and Eiji Uchida Films
Posted December 23, 2013 05:22 PM by Webmaster
Independent British distributors Third Window Films have acquired two new Japanese films: Takashi Miike's Lesson of the Evil (2012), starring Ruth Sundell, Takayuki Yamada, and Saki Takaoka, and Eiji Uchida's Greatful Dead (2013), starring Aira, Itsuji Itao, and Kkobbi Kim.
The distributors have revealed that Lesson of Evil will arrive on Blu-ray in August 2014.
Lesson of Evil
Directed by Takashi Miike, Lesson of the Evil is a twisted psycho thriller based on the bestselling novel by Yusuke Kishi. Hasumi is a popular teacher among students at Shinko Academy, a private high school, and well respected by the faculty and the PTA. However, one of the students Reika feels something menacing lurking beneath his shining reputation. While Hasumi brilliantly solves one problem after another, from a teacher-student sexual harassment to group cheating to bulling, he starts to take control of the school. As the problems go away, Reika is uneasy about the way they are solved. Tsurii, an unpopular teacher at the school, despises the popular Hasumi and starts investigating Hasumi's past and discovers that Hasumi is a real psycho.
Off-the-wall mix of black comedy and strangeness which has drawn many comparisons to Sion Sono and especially Love Exposure, but goes even further with its level of dark humor and violence.