The 37th Japan Academy Prize results were announced on Friday and two films, Like Father, Like Son and The Great Passage, dominated the proceedings.
The Great Passage, the film about the making of a dictionary which turned out to be a lot more funnier than anticipate, allowed the cast and staff to win the prizes for best picture, best director (Yuya Ishii), best screenplay (Kensaku Watanabe), best art and editing and for best actor (Ryuhei Matsuda).
Third Window Films has announced the DVD release date of the multi-award winning Japanese film Villain.
UK DVD Release Date: 5th of December 2011
Running time: 140 mins
Director: Lee Sang-il
Starring: Eri Fukatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hikari Mitsushima, Masaki Okada,
DVD EXTRA FEATURES:
Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer with 5.1 Surround Sound and optional English subtitles
1 Hour long ‘Making Of’
Discussion between director Lee Sang-il and actor Satoshi Tsumabuki
I personally liked this film a lot as my review shows and I wasn’t alone as it was nominated for 15 Japanese Academy Awards and won for Best Actress, Actor, Supporting Actress Supporting Actor and Music Score, beating out the magnificent 13 Assassins! Just look at the talent involved:
Eri Fukatsu: one of Japan’s best actresses and the lead in the current number one film in the Japanese box office, Once in a Blue Moon. For her performance in Villain she won the Best Actress at the Montreal Film Festival.