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Podcast on Fire: Support Terracotta Distribution & Third Window Films

Don’t ask why, but this is relaxing compared to what’s happening in the world nowadays.

London’s burning and Stoo is panicking! Facebook and Twitter have been a buzz with the news that our good friends (and friends of the podcast) Joey Terracotta of TERRACOTTA DISTRIBUTION (http://terracottadistribution.com/) and Adam Torel of THIRD WINDOW FILMS (http://thirdwindowfilms.com/) had stock that was destroyed when the Sony warehouse burned down in Enfield during the riots! This is affecting their respective businesses greatly but WE can help!

Logging onto websites such as MUBI.com that holds large parts of Joey’s and Adam’s catalogue and make use of thier Video On Demand service is one way you can help (a full list of these movies can be found a NEW KOREAN CINEMA .com). Also see below releated links. Thank you everybody! Let’s help some friends!

 

John Berra does a better job at explaining this than me, read his report!

Buy Third Window Films from Adam Torel’s Amazon Store!

MUBI’s Third Window Films Page

Full List of all TWF/TD films on Mubi

Terracotta Distribution .com

UK DVD Releases; Oasis & No. 3

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The latest two releases from UK DVD label Third Window Films include the acclaimed Lee Chang-Dong drama “Oasis” and the Before they were famous flick No.3 starring most of Koreas top actors before thier breakout roles!

Oasis: Korean director Lee Chang-dong’s drama begins on the day that Jong-du (Sol Kyung-gu), a mentally handicapped young man, is released from prison. He is immediately arrested again for being unable to pay a restaurant bill, and his brother bails him out and sets him up with a menial job and a place to live. The crime that originally landed Jong-du in prison was a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of an old man. One day he goes to visit the victim’s family, and meets Gong-ju (Moon So-ri), the man’s daughter, who has cerebral palsy. After a disastrous first meeting, the two begin an unlikely love affair that exposes the callousness and uncomfortable secrets of both of their families.

No. 3: Writer Song Neung-Han made his directorial debut with this South Korean crime drama about sharp-witted young gangster Tae-Ju (Han Suk-Kyu) whose bar-hostess wife (Lee Mi-Yun) takes both poetry lessons and love sessions from a local poet. Meanwhile, Tae-Ju realizes he’s only No. 3 in the pecking order of his urban gang, a situation that means competing with stupid tough Ashtray (named after his weapon of choice). Resentment re Japanese dominance, police corruption, and other serious themes surface as the industrial hip-hop music leads the storyline toward a conclusion set in the 21st Century. Shown at the 1998 Vancouver Film Festival.

You can purchase both here; Oasis and No. 3

Japan On Fire 3: Samurai cinema (Chambara)

It may be the third but not the last JOF as Ken once again host a fun-filled episode where the trio discuss samurai movies. Don’t expect any refined opinions though on The Twilight Samurai and Samurai Commando. We’re not scholars. DO NOTE THAT SPOILERS FOR THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI ARE DISCUSSED BETWEEN 00:58:50 AND 01:02:28. Adam Torel also stops by for a visit to share his thoughts on the genre. Some technical issues resulted in the latter half of the show being noticeable lower on Ken and Mike’s end while Stoo is very loud and Ken’s chat with Adam for some reason has an echo on it. Don’t hate us.

Podcast On Fire 49: Collecting, buying, watching… which category are you?

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Adam Torel of Third Window Films join the trio after a barrage of heat and films at the Cannes Film Festival to talk of impressions of Thirst, the new film from Chan Wook-Park. Him AND Ken weigh in on the Casshern-war and issues of collecting limited editions, out of print dvd’s etc. gets a discussion where YOU the listener might finally find out if you’re insane, a collector or somewhere in between. The discussion doesn’t end just because the plugging starts either. Remember that.

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‘Funuke: Show Some Love, You Losers!’ – Theatrical Release?

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Just to let you know that Adam Torel of Third Window Films latest release: ‘Funuke: Show Some Love, You Losers!’ will be getting a limited theatrical release at the ICA Cinema (http://www.ica.org.uk/) from May 1st-10th plus additional screenings on the 16th and 17th.

Show Some Money, You Losers!

Just kidding! But yeah, if your in the area go see the movie!!

Upcoming releases from Third Window Films

Our friend Adam Torel brings the news of more great releases from his Third Window Films label.

Releases for May 11th

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Funuke | Fine Totally Fine

Releases for June 8th

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As you can expect, you can find Third Window Films in most retailers and online! The Play.com links are up for both Funuke & Fine. Support the Third Window! Go on!

Cast From The Past: Podcast On Fire 28 – Thumbs up Banner v Thumbs down Torel. AKA Tap that Ass!

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The next Cast From The Past (a series of shows lost from our iTunes feed and website) from 2008 features Stoo, Kenny B, Mike Banner and Adam Torel Talking last movies watched (including Machine Girl), we also talk hype gone wrong, Bangkok Dangerous remake confusion and Adam doesn’t like any movies. Hence Banner vs Torel.

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