The biggest surprise hit of 2018 is a low-budget zombie movie which has become one of the biggest box-office hits in Japan. International film outfit Third Window Films are bringing this “one-in-a-million success” to UK cinemas and homes early next year!
This is a workshop film with non-professional actors made with a budget of just $27,000 which has grossed $30 MILLION domestically despite opening on just 2 screens and with an advertising budget of $0! Since then it has toured the world and won lots of awards and has earned 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Every day on Film Twitter sees more news of its popularity and success so everyone should be getting hyped for this one as it comes to cinemas from Scotland to Wales and England. Here are the details:
UK THEATRICAL RELEASE from January 4th 2019 at
LONDON – THE PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA – Jan 4-10
BRISTOL – WATERSHED – Jan 4-10
NOTTINGHAM – BROADWAY CINEMA – Jan 4-10
SHEFFIELD – SHOWROOM – Jan 4-10
LEICESTER – LEICESTER PHOENIX – JAN 4-6
DERBY – QUAD CINEMA – Jan 4-7
GLASGOW FILM THEATRE – Jan 6&7
BRISTOL – CUBE CINEMA – Jan 7-9
CARDIFF – CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE – Jan 11-14
LONDON – DEPTFORD CINEMA – Jan 11
BOURNEMOUTH – SHELLY THEATRE – Jan 17
LONDON – GENESIS CINEMA – JAN 17
HALIFAX – SQUARE CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE – Jan 23
Following the theatrical release, there will be a home format release. Here are the details:
There is a standard edition DVD with just the film and trailer and there is also a limited edition 2 disc Blu-Ray with over 2 hours of extras which include:
• Interview with director Shinichiro Ueda
• Making Of
• “Take 8” – short film
• Go-Pro version
• POM TV Instructional Video
カメラを止めるな！ 「Kamera wo tomeru na!」
Running Time: 96 mins.
Release Date: November 04th, 2017
Director: Shinichiro Ueda
Writer: Shinichiro Ueda (Screenplay),
Starring: Kazuki Nagaya, Manabu Hosoi, Tomokazu Yamaguchi,
This was released by the ENBU Seminar guys last November and it looks like the Romero film Diary of the Dead.
Synopsis: A film crew shooting a zombie movie in an abandoned warehouse in the mountains finds that their work turns real when honest to goodness zombies start showing up and chowing down on the crew. Does the director stop? Hell no! He keeps on shooting.
One Cut of the Dead has been praised for a non-stop one-take 37 minute shot that presages a switch in direction for the film so it turns the zombie genre completely upside down and into a charming, audience-friendly comedy!
It comes from director Shinichiro Ueda and his cast of non-professionals. He was born April 7th 1984 in Shiga, Japan and he has been making films since his days as a junior high school student when he was making short films with his friends. In 2010 he formed the film company PANPOKOPINA（パンポコピーナ）and to date his films have received 20 grand-prize awards at various film festivals. In 2015 he made his commercial film debut with a short film in the omnibus film project Neko Manma.
With his personal slogan of “Making films which will still be fun after 100 years” he strives to make entertaining films. They have been getting more screen time thanks to One Cut of the Dead collected on various trailer posts both here (5 trailers) and here (1 trailer – Dreaming Novelist).
Works to date:
2017 – One Cut of the Dead「カメラを止めるな！」(Feature Film) 96 minutes
2015 – Take 8 「テイク８」(Short Film) 19 minutes
2015 – Neko Manma 「猫まんま」(Omnibus Film) 24 minutes
2014 – Girlfriend’s Confession Ranking 「彼女の告白ランキング」(Short Film) 21 minutes
2014 – Dreaming Novelist「恋する小説家」(Stage play adaptation of his own short film)
2014 – illhiss clover-SOS (Music Video) 6 minutes
2011 – Dreaming Novelist「恋する小説家」(Short Film) 40 minutes
Here is a list of the accolades One Cut of the Dead has collected:
Fantastic Fest – Winner – Audience Award / Best Director
Fantaspoa Film Festival – Winner – Best Film
Bifan Fantastic Festival – Winner – EFFF Best Film
Vevey International Funny Film Festival – Winner – Grand Prix
Fantasia Film Festival – Runner Up Audience Award / Special Mention – Debut Film
Motel X Lisbon – Winner – Audience Award
Singapore Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
San Sebastian Horror Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Camera Japan – Winner – Audience Award
Abertoir Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Tohorror Fest – Winner – Audience Award
Leeds Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award (Fanomenon Section)
San Diego Pacific Arts Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Reel Asian Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Yubari Fantastic Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Asian Pop-up Cinema – Winner – Audience Award
Udine Far East Film Festival – Winner – Silver Mulberry Audience Award
New York Asian Film Festival – Runner Up Audience Award
La Roche-sur-yon Festival – Special Mention Award
LA Japan Film Festival – Winner – Best Film
Morbido Film Festival – Winner – Press Award
Fancine Film Festival – Winner – Cencerro Award
2 thoughts on “Third Window Films Unleash “One Cut of the Dead” into UK Cinemas and Homes”
Such a good movie. And so funny!
I’m looking forward to it!