Independent British distributors Third Window Films will release on Blu-ray Japanese director Shin'ya Tsukamoto's (Tokyo Fist, A Snake of June) latest film Kotoko (2011). The release will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on October 8th.
In 2011, Kotoko won Best Film Award in the Orrizonti section of the Venice Film Festival.
Shinya Tsukamoto burst onto the international film scene with Tetsuo the Iron Man (1989), his first feature film that greatly influenced many creators around the world. He followed up with Tokyo Fist ('95), Bullet Ballet (1998) and then, A Snake of June (2002). That film which depicted life in an urban community and the loneliness of its inhabitants was powerfully visualized in bluish black and white color. It was recognized at the Venice Int'l Film Festival with the prestigious Jury's prize.
In this new film, while keeping the recognizable Tsukamoto style, he embarks on a new direction. From his early works on, the images of war and violence have been a running constant. This time through the iconic story of a mother and child, these images come to wield a frightening power.
Exclusive new video interview with director Shin'ya Tsukamoto
third window now have a store on their website, prices there are £5 on DVDs & £10 on BDs - they have new BD 'love exposure' already - and apparently it's a £3 standard at fee for international shipping. not ordered anything myself, yet - waiting on 'kotoko' to list there; you'll need to chek out the site to confirm it works for you as Ive read it's supposed to.