January 3, 2013

Filthy Giveaway - 'Kotoko' Blu-ray - Closed

2012, for me, was a fine year for me, with many wonderful releases. Top of the pile though was Kotoko, which saw its UK release in 2012, from director Shin'ya Tsukamoto. It's an absolutely stunning film that blew me away. You can read my review here. As of right now Kotoko does not have a US release, but in the UK the terrific Third Window Films put it out on Blu-ray and DVD, and it is another in a long line of great releases, which include films such as Cold Fish, Himizu and Love Exposure. Now, thanks to the fine folk at Third Window Films you have the chance to see what I have been rattling on about, as I have a copy of Kotoko on Blu-ray for one lucky reader!

In this new film, while keeping the recognizable Tsukamoto style, he embarks on a new direction. From his early works on, the images of war and violence have been a running constant. This time through the iconic story of a mother and child, these images come to wield a frightening power.
The main character is a single mother who harms herself by cutting her body on a regular basis. Her name is Kotoko. She doesn’t do this to die but it is her way of confirming her body’s will to live. She is driven by two conflicting impulses…the body with a strong will to live and the mind trying to purge the body. However a new life, her new born baby, enters into her existence, a helpless life that can be lost if not properly cared for. Tending to something so fragile, she lovingly protects the new life from any possible harm. As she reads and hears the daily news of violence, her desire to love and protect her child becomes so intense that she begins to act abnormall

To be in which a chance of winning this stunning movie on Blu-ray all you need to do is shoot an email to me at judefelton@hotmail.com with 'Kotoko' in the title, include your name and mailing address, and I will pick one winner on January 11th. This giveaway is open to readers worldwide, but please bare in mind that this is a UK Blu-ray release, so check your hardware to ensure that it plays Region B discs.
Also, be sure to check out Third Window Films on Facebook to keep up to date with their latest releases.

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