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Shinya Tsukamoto’s HIRUKO THE GOBLIN Available on Blu-ray from Third Window Films (UK / 24 January)

Shinya Tsukamoto's HIRUKO THE GOBLIN Available on Blu-ray from Third Window Films (UK / 24 January)

Following the success of his trailblazing independent cyberpunk debut, Tetsuo: The Iron Man (review), Shinya Tsukamoto directed this wonderfully bizarre adaptation of Daijiro Morohoshi’s Yokai Hunter manga as his first studio project.

Shinya Tsukamoto's HIRUKO THE GOBLIN Available on Blu-ray from Third Window Films (UK / 24 January)

Called to an idyllic countryside town, disgraced archaeologist Professor Hieda (pop idol Kenji Sawada) teams up with high schooler Masao (Masaki Kudou) when a series of disappearances – including those of Masao’s father (Naoto Takenaka) and classmate crush Reiko (Megumi Ueno) – take place. Together, the unlikely duo discover that the local high school sits atop an ancient burial mound that may very well be a subterranean gateway to hell.

Offering a raucous mashup of genres—ranging from campy adventure to Lovecraftian body horror, Hiruko the Goblin delivers pulse-pounding thrills with over-the-top visuals including stop-motion animation and practical effects that recall the early works of Sam Raimi and John Carpenter.

Third Window Films presents Hiruko the Goblin on Blu-ray (24th January) featuring interviews with Shinya Tsukamoto and SFX artist Takashi Oda, audio commentary by Tom Mes, and a special slipcase with illustrated artwork by Ian MacEwan (limited to 1000 copies).

Shinya Tsukamoto's HIRUKO THE GOBLIN Available on Blu-ray from Third Window Films (UK / 24 January)

Ken Wynne

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