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A limited edition dual-format DVD/BR 3 disc set featuring short and feature films focusing on 3 young & upcoming Japanese directors
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Third Window Films have always tried hard to bring a wide variety of films from the Far East to the West, from big studio productions to minor indie masterpieces, and this project is another step in our goal to open up the West to what's so great about Asian cinema!

This project, hopefully the first of many (depending on its success!), is focusing on young and unique directors from Japan whose films have not received any sort of distribution in their own or any other territory. We want to focus on supporting young talent and making their names recognisable so decided to create this 'NEW DIRECTORS FROM JAPAN' release which focuses on individual directors and their work.

Third Window Films has always tried to find directors and films that are both 'unique' and 'entertaining' and we feel that these three directors fit into the Third Window Films brand perfectly, so we are incredibly happy to present:

Nagisa Isogai (磯谷 渚 - Aged 28) - 2 films: My Baby (わたしの赤ちゃん - 16mm / 16mins) / The Lust of Angels (天使の欲望 - HD / 40mins)

Hirobumi Watanabe (渡辺紘文 Aged 31) - And the Mud Ship Sails Away (そして泥船はゆく - HD / 88mins)

KosukeTakaya (髙谷監督 - Aged 27) - Buy Bling, Get One Free (シャレ番外地 - 35mm / 27mins) - (This film is part of a Japanese government initiative from an organisation called VIPO who run a project called 'New Directions in Japanese Cinema'. Every year they work with 5 first time directors and make 30 minute films on 35mm! As part of this release we will also interview producers of VIPO in order to show the explain more about their project - http://www.vipo-ndjc.jp/

This release will be a limited edition set of only 1,000 copies. To cover both our blu-ray and DVD customers, the release will be a DUAL FORMAT release and include BOTH a BLU-RAY and a DVD of the films, as well as a separate extras disc (on DVD) which will include interviews with all the directors involved. 

This KICKSTARTER campaign is to setup the initial costs of creating this release. Due to the number of films, interviews as well as the fact that we are putting both a blu-ray and 2 dvds into the box with a slipcase it is a very expensive project, so we want to raise the initial funds by pre-selling the first 250 copies at £16 each (the retail price will be £22.99) and the added bonus of pre-ordering is that each of the 250 copies will be signed by all 3 directors!

REGION FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE IN THE WORLD!

[In Japanese Below]

サードウィンドウフィルムズは、常に多種多様な映画を東アジアから西洋へと広める努力を続けています。大手制作会社からマイナーなインディー映画の傑作まで、アクション、ホラー、コメディー、ドラマ、ミュージカル、その他全てのジャンルをカバーしてきました。今回のプロジェクトは、アジア映画の素晴らしさをさらに強く、西洋へ伝えるという我らのゴールの次のステップとなります。 

このプロジェクトでは、まだ本国、または他国においても配給されていない、日本の若手監督のユニークな作品に焦点をあて、その若く豊かな才能と、知名度を上げるサポートとなるために、”NEW DIRECTORS FROM JAPAN”のリリースを決定しました。この新プロジェクトが成功し、今後シリーズとなる事に期待をかけて! 

サードウィンドウフィルムズは、常に“ユニーク”、そして”エンターテイニング(楽しめる)”の両方が備わっている監督と作品を探し求めております。そして今回ついに、サードウィンドウフィルムズブランドに最適な3名の監督をご紹介できる事をとても光栄に思います。 

NAGISA ISOGAI(磯谷 渚・28歳) - 2作品:My Baby(わたしの赤ちゃん - 16mm / 16分) / The Lust of Angels(天使の欲望 - HD / 40分) 

HIROBUMI WATANABE(渡辺紘文・31歳) - And The Mud Ship Sails Away(そして泥船はゆく - HD / 88分) 

TAKAYA KOSUKE (高谷昂佑・27歳) - Buy Bling, Get One Free(オシャレ番外地 - 35mm / 27分) − この映画は日本文化庁が運営するVIPOの「New Directions in Japanese Cinema(若手映画作家育成プロジェクト)」の参加作品の一つ。毎年5名の若手監督が参加し、それぞれ35mmフィルムで30分の映画が制作されています。今回のリリースにはVIPOのプロデューサーのインタビューが含まれており、このプロジェクトについて詳しく説明されています(http://www.vipo-ndjc.jp)。 

今回のリリースは1000組の限定発売で、どちらのお客様にも満足していただけるよう、ブルーレイとDVDディスクの2枚組での発売、さらに各監督へのインタビュー等の特典映像(DVDのみ)も含まれています。

 映画の作品数、インタビュー、そしてブルーレイと2枚のDVDのボックスセットの発売というのは、とてもコストのかかるプロジェクトです。このKICKSTARTERキャンペーンは、今回のリリースに必要な資金を集めるため、250組を特別価格の£16(通常価格£22.99)で先行発売致します。さらに先行販売ボーナスとして、この250組には3名の監督のサイン入りです! 

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