Arrow Video Bringing 2K Restoration of Takashi Miike’s ‘Audition’ to US & Canada Next Year

I have never had a Valentine.

Really.

It’s not really something I’m opposed to, it just happened that year after year I was alone on February 14th.

So I started to develop my own rituals and say of celebration. Firstly I buy myself flowers, then something sweet like cupcakes or chocolate from my favorite place, then when I’m at home I’ll have some wine, put on a facemask and retire to the boudoir with my favorite romantic comedy, Takashi Miike’s Audition.

Whats that?

You don’t think it’s very romantic? What’s more romantic that a man trying to find love and the psychologically tormented psychopath who wants to keep him in a plastic bag forever?

Anyway 2019 looks like it’s going to be more of the same pour moi, so I will be saddled up inside my home with fuzzy slippers, drinking Chablis, with my number 1 dream girl Asami. Luckily the Blu-ray will be released on February 12th, 2019.

Special Edition Contents 

  • Brand new 2K restoration of original vault elements. Original 5.1 Dolby Surround Audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio commentary with director Takashi Miike and screenwriter Daisuke Tengan
  • Brand new commentary by Miike biographer Tom Mes examining the film and its source novel
  • Introduction by Miike
  • Ties that Bind – A brand new interview with Takashi Miike
  • Interviews with stars Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi and Ren Osugi
  • Damaged Romance: An appreciation by Japanese cinema historian Tony Rayns
  • Trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anton Bitel

Source – Bloody Disgusting


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