After grabbing Instant Swamp (2009) and Turtles are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers (2005) for its catalog, UK distributor Third Window Films has announced that it has plucked another film from director Satoshi Miki for DVD release, his 2007 road comedy Adrift in Tokyo.
Third Window describes the film as follows:
Leading a lazy life, Fumiya has been a university student for 8 years and owes money to loan sharks. One day, a man named Fukuhara comes to collect the loan, which Fumiya cannot pay. So Fukuhara makes a proposition: He will cancel the debt as long as Fumiya agrees to walk with him across Tokyo to the police station of Kasumigaseki, where he intends to turn himself in for a crime he deeply regrets. Not having much choice, Fumiya accepts the deal. Thus begins their journey which will lead them to various unusual encounters, most of all with themselves. Based on the original novel by Naoki Prize winner Yoshinaga Fujita comes a fascinating, humorous and wildly clever film that is sure to charm you.
Adrift In Tokyo will be released both as a standalone DVD and in a special multi-disc set entitled The Miki Satoshi Collection which also includes the aforementioned Instant Swamp and Turtles are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers. Both packages will be available on February 27th.
More about these releases and other films in the Third Window Films catalog can be found on their site.