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Two recent Japanese films on Third Window disc & digital in the new year

10 November 2023

Third Window has announced two new Blu-ray titles for release early in 2024, with Mad Cats, the debut feature from director Reiki Tsuno, and River, the latest feature from director Junta Yamaguchi and the rest of the team behind the glorious micro-budget Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes.


Mad Cats Blu-ray cover art

MAD CATS (2023) | Blu-ray | 29 January 2024

Taka, a shiftless young man, sets off on a quest to find his missing brother Mune. Teaming up with a quirky new friend and an edgy, mysterious young girl, Taka finds himself taking on a pack of vicious monster cats determined to execute unscrupulous pet shop owners. Why are the monster cats after him? Why was his brother captured? What is the purpose of this mysterious young girl? Mysteries are about to be revealed as the journey leads to a final showdown.


  • Interview with director Reiki Tsuno
  • Director feature audio commentary
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Rehearsal vs Fight comparison footage
  • Trailer
  • Reversible Sleeves
  • All region



River Blu-ray cover art

RIVER (2023) | Blu-ray | DVD | 12 February 2023

The one-hundred-year-old Fujiya inn stands in the quiet region of Kyoto. Mikoto is standing in front of the Kibune river at the back of the building when she is called back to work. But two minutes later, she finds herself back at the river again. The whole inn seems to be stuck in a time loop!


  • Interview with director Junta Yamaguchi
  • One hour long making-of documentary
  • Trailer