SNAKE OF JUNE
A film by Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tokyo Fist)
One of the most talked-about Japanese cult films of all time makes its way onto blu-ray for the first time EVER with a brand new high definition transfer supervised by Shinya Tsukamoto!
Out on Blu-Ray
September 28th, 2015
New high definition transfer of the 'blue' version restored from original negatives by Shinya Tsukamoto
Collectable case with slip-case cover
New interview with the Shinya Tsukamoto
New audio commentary by Tom Mes, author of 'Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto'
New UK Trailer
Rinko (Asuka Kurosawa from Cold Fish) and Shigehiko (novelist Yuji Kotari) are a strange couple, whose physical mismatch (she a lithe beauty, he an overweight, balding, obsessive-compulsive neurotic) is reflected in the complete lack of intimacy between them. They connect as human beings, but they live more like friends than as lovers and lead nearly independent lives. Both seem comfortable with this coexistence, but the desires that lurk beneath its surface are brought out with the introduction of a third element into the equation. When Rinko receives a package of candid photographs of herself masturbating and the sender (played by Tsukamoto himself) contacts her with the threat of exposing them to her husband, she submits herself to the anonymous voyeur's sexual games. If she wishes to get hold of all the negatives and prints, Rinko is to comply with a set of assignments that place her constantly on the borderline between humiliation and pleasure - the voyeur knows exactly what Rinko's personal erotic fantasies are and makes her act them out one by one.
Venice Film Festival – WINNER – Kinematrix Film Award & San Marco Special Jury Award
SITGES – WINNER – Best Art Direction / NOMINATED – Best Film
Fantasporto Film Festival – WINNER Best Actress & Special Jury Award
Kaiji Theatre Presents “A Snake of June” a film by Tsukamoto Shinya starring Kurosawa Asuka Kohtari Yuji Tsukamoto Shinya Fuwa Mansaku Taguchi Tomorowo Terajima Susumu
associate producer Kawahara Shin-ichi music Ishikawa Chu costumes Iwasaki Hiroko director of photography, editor & production design, produced, written, and directed by Tsukamoto Shinya