Is pleased to announce the DVD & BLU-RAY release of
A film by Eiji Uchida (Dead Banging, The Last Days of the World)
Happy New Year folks!
And what better way to start the year than news of a slice of insanity from Japan!
Greatful Dead is coming to DVD/BLU-RAY on January 26th and it looks insane.I can't really say what it's about I think I'll just let the synopsis below do that!
Third Window films released some great titles last year one of my personal favourites was Takashi Miike's Lesson Of Evil and it certainly looks like they are starting the year with more great titles, I've put all the details below and watch his space for a review coming very soon,
Nami (Kumi Takiuchi) is a young woman with numerous hangups sprouting from a dysfunctional childhood. She inherits a small fortune that allows her to pursue various interests, many of which are highly abnormal. For example, Nami loves to spy on people who, not unlike herself, have gone crazy from loneliness. She calls these people "solitarians.” Perhaps due to a father fixation, her favourite spying targets are old men with stiff boners. One fateful day, Nami spies on an elderly gentleman (Takashi Sasano) watching porn DVDs at home. She soon transitions from a peeping tom into a full-fledged stalker.
Director, Eiji Uchida Biography
Eiji Uchida was born in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil which has continued to be an influence even after going back to Japan. In his twenties he worked as a journalist for Playboy magazine. After leaving that job he started working as a scriptwriter.
There are many works dealing with religion. The idea to start creating "GREATFUL DEAD" was difficult as movies with the theme of a religion are unpopular in Japan. However, Takashi Sasano, who is a very famous actor representing Japan in many internationally acclaimed films such as ‘Departures’ was happy with the script and chose to be in the film which allowed the film to progress to what it is today.
■2005 SHIAWASE NARA TE WO TATAKOU
■2011 BLACK ANGELS
■2011 THE LAST DAYS OF THE WORLD
■2013 DEAD BANGING
Director - Eiji Uchida
Screenwriter - Etsuro Hiratani, Eiji Uchida
DoP - Shinya Kimura
Lighting - Koji Tanimoto
Sound - Tetsuya Kaida
Sound Effects - Mizuki Ito
Editor - Eiji Uchida
Assistant Director - Kentaro Shimazaki
Producer - Tomoharu Kusunoki, Houka Kinoshita
Production Company - Ark Entertainment