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Bullet Ballet restored on Blu-ray and DVD in December

30 October 2013

Goda (Shinya Tsukamoto) is a thirty-something documentary filmmaker. While his work may seem intriguing to some, his life is absolutely average - long hours at the office, drinks after work, an equally busy girlfriend, Kiriko, who he's been with for a decade. No surprises. No detours. No shocks. That is until he returns home one night to find police cars surrounding the entrance to his apartment building and he's told that Kiriko has committed suicide with a bullet to the head. With Japan having some of the strictest set of gun control laws Goda is left with not just the "why" of her suicide, but also the "how", "where" and "who". How did Kiriko get a gun? From where? And most importantly, from who? Goda goes on a quest into the gritty criminal underworld of Tokyo in order to answer these questions, and maybe inhabit the last days of Kiriko's life.

As if a restored Blu-ray release of Tsukamoto Shinya's brilliant Tokyo Fist wasn't enough, Third Window Films have now announced a Blu-ray and DVD release of the film's electrifying companion piece Bullet Ballet, which also features a brand new digital restoration by Shinya Tsukamoto from his original negatives, a surround soundtrack and removable english subtitles.

Bullet Ballet will be reelased on UK Blu-ray and DVD on 30th December 2013 by Third Window Films at the RRP of £19.99 for the Blu-ray and £14.99 for the DVD.

The extra features will be:

  • New interview with the Shinya Tsukamoto

  • Clip from original concert

  • New UK trailer

  • Collectable case with slip-case cover and reversible sleeve with new illustrations