Japan’s Village Inc is launching gross sales on the EFM on the most recent Geki Cine manufacturing, Siren In The Shadows, that includes Yuki Amami as a roving geisha and lethal sharp shooter.
Village Inc has additionally introduced that it’s making its complete slate obtainable for VOD and on-line distribution, marking the primary time the corporate has made such a transfer.
Siren In The Shadows, a filmed model of the hit stage play of the identical identify, premiered in competitors at Sitges Worldwide Incredible Movie Competition final yr and can have its first market screenings at EFM.
Amami, recognized all through Asia for TV dramas akin to The Queen’s Classroom and Boss, performs a geisha who’s employed to hold out an assassination however discovers her goal has an uncanny resemblance to anyone she as soon as liked. Co-directed by Takuji Izumi and Hidenori Inoue, the manufacturing additionally stars Arata Furuta and Ryo Ryusei.
Geki Cine produces filmed variations of its acclaimed stage performs in a single take and utilizing a number of cameras, encompass sound and high-end post-production. Main actors akin to Kenichi Matsuyama, Rena Tanaka and Arata Furuta have starred in earlier performs, attracted by the challenges and status that they carry.
Earlier productions, akin to Stray Nightingale and Fortress Of Expertise, have performed at worldwide movie festivals and obtained theatrical releases exterior Japan. However because of the energy of Japan’s DVD market, Village Inc has not beforehand made the slate obtainable for VOD, both in Japan or abroad.
“The DVD and Blu-ray market in Japan remains to be very stable,” defined Village Inc director, Worldwide Operations, Hiroyuki Hata. “Our contents are priced at $55 (Y6,000) all the way in which to $455 (Y50,000) and nonetheless sells. However I’ve been desirous to do VOD for a number of years, because of the sturdy abroad demand, and we’ve realised it is smart to do this now.”
Hata added that he would think about each worldwide VOD offers and acquisitions on a territory-by-territory foundation.