A brand new 4K restoration of one of Japan’s greatest films!
Shinji Somai’s beloved cult film Typhoon Club is widely heralded as the director’s seminal feature and considered to be one of the greatest Japanese films ever made.
Offering a caustic immersion into the lives of disaffected junior high students on the cusp of adulthood, Typhoon Club features a lively cast of young talent including idol Youki Kudoh (The Crazy Family, Mystery Train) facing existential intrigues, budding sexuality, and rising social tensions in the days leading up to a typhoon’s arrival. Stranded in their schoolhouse as the storm settles in, the group undergoes an awakening as they dispel all insecurities, fear and desire under the swell of the tempest.
New 4K digital remaster from the original negatives
Feature audio commentary by Tom Mes
Selected audio commentary by Josh Slater-Williams
Assistant Director Koji Enokido Talk Event
Introduction by Ryusuke Hamaguchi at the Berlin Film Festival
Slipcase with artwork from Gokaiju
‘Directors Company’ special edition featuring insert by Jasper Sharp - limited to 2000 copies
Director: Shinji Somai
Cast: Yuki Kudo, Yuichi Mikami
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Genre: Cult, Experimental, Coming of Age
Runtime: 115 minutes + bonus features
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