Drama

VITAL (2004)

Coming soon to Blu-ray from Third Window Films Welcome to the autopsy slab, and welcome back Tsukamoto fans. In what seems like a stylistic companion piece to Gemini, this is another tale of medical practices […]

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HIRUKO THE GOBLIN (1991)

Available now from Third Window on Blu-ray and to Stream With its clean synthesized music and its sentimental moments, is this really another Shinya Tsukamoto movie? Composer Chu Ishikawa is absent and a company called […]

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KOTOKO (2011)

Available from Third Window on Blu-ray and on Demand As the title character arrives with a lot of discordant classroom instruments, a few dance moves, and some screaming, it seems clear that this isn’t just […]

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GEMINI (1999)

Now available from Third Window on Blu-ray and to Stream Rats, maggots, disease, unsettling sounds courtesy of Chu Ishikawa… it must be another Shinya Tsukamoto movie. A period drama might not be the kind of […]

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KILLING (2018)

Available on demand and on Blu-ray from Third Window Films Welcome to the edge of the blade. And welcome back Tsukamoto fans. In some ways the culmination of what had come before, Killing includes further […]

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FIRES ON THE PLAIN (2014)

Available on demand and from Third Window Films Welcome to the inferno. And welcome back Tsukamoto fans. Some might say there’s no such thing as a true anti-war film. After all, something is always lost […]

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HAZE (2005)

Available now on Terra DVD and Third Window Films Blu-ray Welcome to hell. Or welcome back, Tsukamoto fans. The visceral nightmare that is Haze has limited appeal, but then again it’s only a limited running […]

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BULLET BALLET (1998)

Available now on Blu-ray and on VOD from Arrow Films One day I hope to enjoy life with even a small amount of the insane energy found in the 16mm films of Shinya Tsukamoto. Which […]

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TOKYO FIST (1995)

Available now from Third Window Films and on VOD One day I hope to enjoy life with even a small amount of the insane energy found in the 16mm films of Shinya Tsukamoto. There’s no […]