Cold Fish - Preview & competition
Preview by Jack Foley
THIRD Window Films is pleased to announce the release of Cold Fish, Sion Sono’s grusome follow up to Love Exposure, as a 2 disc DVD set/Blu-ray on June 27, 2011.
Inspired by and loosely based on the real-life exploits of serial killer couple Gen Sekine and his ex-wife Hiroko Kazama (the perpetrators of Tokyo’s notorious 1993 “Saitama serial murders of dog lovers” killings), Cold Fish is a psychotic cavalcade of sex, violence and comedy
Shamoto runs a small tropical fish shop. His second wife, Taeko, does not get along with his daughter, Mitsuko, and this worries him. One day Mitsuko is caught shoplifting at a grocery store.
There they meet a friendly man named Murata, who helps to settle things between Mitsuko and the store manager. Since Murata also runs a tropical fish shop, Shamoto establishes a bond with him and they become friends; Mitsuko even begins working for Murata and living at his house.
What Shamoto doesn t know, however, is that Murata hides many dark secrets behind his friendly face. He sells cheap fish to his customers for high prices with his artful lies. If anyone detects his fraud or refuses to go along with his money-making schemes, they’re murdered and their bodies disposed of by Murata and his wife in grisly ways.
Shamoto is suddenly taken in by Murata s tactics, and by the time he realizes that Murata is insane, and a serial killer who has made over fifty people disappear, he is powerless to do anything about it.
But now Mitsuko is a hostage at Murata s home, and Shamoto himself has become the killer s unwilling accomplice. Cruel murders gradually cripple his mind and finally the ordinary man is being driven to the edge of the abyss.
Extras include an exclusive interview with author Jake Adelstein, reporter on the original ‘Saitama Dog-Lovers Serial Murders’ case, the inspiration behind the film, two exclusive interviews with scriptwriter Yoshiki Takahashi on the creation of both the film and original artwork, Cold Fish trailer and trailers of other Third Window Films releases.
Win Cold Fish on DVD
To celebrate the release of Cold Fish, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies on DVD. Simply answer the following question…
Q. Which real life serial killer couple inspired Cold Fish?
Simply send the answer to Cold Fish competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email
Watch the trailer:
Running time: 145mins
UK DVD & Blu-ray Release: June 27, 2011