Arrow Academy will release Hirokazu Koreeda‘s Japanese crime drama ‘The Third Murder’ on UK Blu-ray and DVD on July 23, 2018.
The film revolves around a top class lawyer who is compelled to defend a man charged with a 30-year-old murder. The cast includes Masaharu Fukuyama, Koji Yakusho, Suzu Hirose, Yuki Saito, and Kotaro Yoshida.
Synopsis: Leading attorney Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama) takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi (Kôji Yakusho) who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori s chances of winning the case seem low – his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case and hears the testimonies of the victim s family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all.
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
• Optional English subtitles
• The Making of ‘The Third Murder’, a new featurette on the film’s production
• Tony Rayns on ‘The Third Murder’, a newly filmed video appraisal by the expert on Asian cinema
• Stills gallery
• Original trailer
• Reverisble sleeve featuring two artwork options
• FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Alexander Jacoby
‘The Third Murder’ is available for pre-order now from Amazon.co.uk.