Independent British distributors Third Window Films have officially announced and detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of Japanese director Sion Sono's Himizu (2011), winner of the prestigious Marcello Mastroianni Award at the 68th Venice Film Festival. Street date is August 6th.
70 minute 'Making Of'
Deleted & Extended Scenes
Interview with actor Denden
Director Sion Sono's loose adaptation of the Japanese manga of the same name follows two teenagers' attempts to survive the aftermath of Japan's 2011 tsunami. Abandoned by his mother, 14-year-old Sumida (Shota Sometani) lives in a boathouse beside a lake and dreams of living a normal life free from his father (Ken Mitsuishi)'s casual beatings. Sharing his dreams of normality is his classmate Chazawa (Fumi Nikaidô), who has a crush on Sumida, even though her feelings are not reciprocated. As the pair try to come to terms with their seemingly bleak futures, events come to a head when Sumida's father taunts him to excess, resulting in a fatally violent altercation. With his dreams now dashed, but eager to make amends to society for his actions, Sumida takes to the streets as a self-styled vigilante, dispensing 'justice' with the aid of a kitchen knife.