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Love Exposure UK DVD and blu-ray release details

Date: 2012 July 12 17:18

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The lovely people from Third Window Films have sent us the details of their new DVD and blu-ray release of the live action movie Love Exposure, which is due out in the UK on Monday 6th August 2012.

This is to coincide with the DVD and blu-ray of Sion Sono's newest film Himizu.

Readers may remember this film was shown on Film 4 a while back.

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Press release as follows:

Love Exposure Blu-ray

Third Window Films Is pleased to announce the BLU-RAY release of

Love Exposure (CERT 18)

A film by Sono Sion (Himizu, Cold Fish, Guilty of Romance)

One of the most talked-about Japanese cult films of the last decade finally makes its way onto blu-ray featuring a new high definition transfer supervised by director Sion Sono along with brand new extra features!

Hikari Mitsushima (Hara-Kiri, Sawako Decides, Villain)
Sakura Ando (Crime or Punishment?!?, Our Homeland)
Atsuro Watabe (Black Dawn, Three...Extremes, Zebraman)
Japan / 2008 / 237 Mins / In Japanese with English subtitles / Colour / HD


To coincide with the DVD/Blu-ray release of Sion Sono's newest film 'HIMIZU'

Extra Features:

1 hour long 'Making Of'

Additional 30 minute 'Making Of' featuring interview with Sion Sono
Sakura Ando Deleted & Extended Scenes
Hikari Mitsushima Deleted & Extended Scenes
Zero Church Deleted Scene
Theatrical Trailer


Having grown up in a devout Christian family, Yu (Takahiro Nishijima) has always been a well-behaved kid. After his mother dies, his priest father is seduced by a woman who breaks his heart, causing him to torment Yu by forcing him to confess his sins on a daily basis. Of course, being a fairly normal kid, Yu has no legitimate sins to confess. To appease his increasingly demanding father, Yu is determined to become a true sinner, eventually training to become an expert at sneak upskirt photography. Pornography being the one sin no priest can overlook, Yu gets the attention he s been so desperately seeking from his dad.

One day while hanging out with his fellow sinner pals but dressed like Sasori as punishment for being on the losing end of a bet Yu meets a beautiful girl named Yoko (Hikari Mitsushima). Their first meeting is a glorious one, beginning with an all-out street brawl and ending with a kiss. There are only two problems: she thinks he s a woman and a devious cult leader named Aya (Sakura Ando) is carefully manipulating both of their lives

"***** Audacious, emotionally engaging and laugh-out-loud funny, Love Exposure is one of the best films of the year, thanks to Sono Sion's masterful direction, a superb script and a trio of terrific performances." – View London

"*****A wonderfully berserk and invigorating discourse on sin, lust and love" – The Telegraph

"**** a film that will have you tingling with pleasure from charming start to heart-pounding finish" – Time Out

"Film of the Year" – Twitch

***** - Fortean Times
**** - Empire
**** - Total Film
**** - Daily Express

Source: Third Window Films
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