by Chris MaGee
It's been a busy time behind the scenes at the J-Film Pow-Wow that last week or so, which has been difficult seeing that there has been a lot of great news coming down the pipe for fans of Japanese film. One especially good piece of news for folks who prefer art house fare is that not one, but two critically-acclaimed films by veteran indie director Koji Wakamastu are coming to DVD... this week!
Kino Lorber have announced that Wakamatsu's 2007 political docudrama "United Red Army" and his 2010 Edogawa Rampo adaptation "Caterpillar" (above) will be released tomorrow, January 17th on DVD and VOD. As many of you will remember, both films received a limited theatrical run last year (they screened here in Toronto last summer), but now Japanese cinephiles will be able to add these two contemporary classics to their personal collections.
Thanks to Crunchyroll for this great news.