Third Window Films are going to release the world’s first ever blu-ray edition of the much-loved music-fantasy FISH STORY on August 10th.
This is going to be released to mark 10 years since Third Window Films first released it on DVD.
Extra features (*all in standard definition):
‘Gekirin’ various Live Performances
‘Gekirin’ Talk Show
Director & Cast Q&A
It has a 15 certificate and has an RRP. of £19.99. As well as this release, it is on DVD and video on demand platforms.
Here’s the trailer and synopsis and a little extra info:
フィッシュストーリー 「Fisshu Suto-ri-」
Release Date: March 20th, 2009
Duration: 112 mins.
Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura
Writer: Tamio Hayashi (Script), Kotaro Isaka (Original Manga)
Starring: Kengo Kora, Atsushi Ito, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Noriko Eguchi, Gaku Hamada, Mikako Tabe, Mirai Moriyama, Nao Ohmori, Hidekazu Mashima,
Yoshihiro Nakamura has worked with scriptwriter Tamio Hayashi on See You Tomorrow, Everyone (2013) and adapting Kotaro Isaka’s novel The Foreign Duck, the Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker (2007) already and this one’s script seems to have good form with its decades-spanning story being told smoothly.
This presents a good chance to get to see some early roles of big actors like Kengo Kora (The Story of Yonosuke) and Gaku Hamada and Mirai Moriyama (The Drudgery Train).
Synopsis: Fish Story consists of different storylines taking place at different points over a 37-year span to explain how a little-known punk rock song can save the world.
In 1975, an unpopular Japanese punk band called Gekirin (Wrath) break up soon after recording their final song: Fish Story. In 1982 a timid college student named Masashi (Gaku Hamada) becomes fascinated by strange rumors surrounding the song. In 2009 a teenager named Asami (Mikako Tabe) falls asleep during a school field trip and gets left behind on a boat which is taken over by terrorists. In 2012 a huge comet can be seen in the sky on a path to destroy Earth. How does a little punk song connect all these events?
2 thoughts on “Third Window Films Release the First Blu-ray Edition of “Fish Story” on August 10th, 2020”
This is a great film! I loved how all the disparate threads came together AND fulfilled the prophecy of the advertised premise of saving the world.
I don’t know if I can afford to double dip at the moment as I already have this on DVD (I certainly don’t have the shelf space) but I hope this Blu-ray release exposes it to a few more eyes, it deserves to!
I did a news report on Anime UK News to spread awareness and at least one person were expressed pleasant surprise that it was coming out again!