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Luminous Woman Blu-ray 1987 Shinji Somai Region B Third Window Films

Luminous Woman Blu-ray 1987 Shinji Somai Region B Third Window Films

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New restoration of a powerful film from the director of Typhoon Club!

New restoration of a powerful Introducing Third Window Films' Blu-ray release for 1987's Luminous Woman. This strange work from Shinji Somai (Typhoon Club) is presented with a brand new 2K restoration from the original negatives. It's an unconventional love story employs powerful imagery in a daring attempt to visualize the contrast between people who live in concert with nature, and those who live in urbanized civil society.

A burly hulk of a man (pro-wrestler Keiji Muto) makes his way from Hokkaido to the decrepit trash heaps of outer Tokyo in a quest to find his beloved fiance, but meets a nightclub diva who has lost the ability to sing. When he finds himself pulled into the gladiator pits of a Tokyo nightclub, the mountain man agrees to fight in exchange for information on his lost love, yet also finds himself drawn to the various pulls of the big city.

Part of the ‘Directors Company Collection’ – a series of films from the legendary 1980s Japanese production company, all presented with brand new digital restorations and in collector packaging each with inserts on the company by historian Jasper Sharp.

Limited Edition Features:

  • ‘Directors Company’ edition featuring insert by Jasper Sharp – limited to 2000 copies
  • Slipcase with artwork from Gokaiju


  • New 2k remaster from the original negatives
  • Making Of (50 minutes)
  • Deleted Scenes (50 minutes)
  • Trailer

Technical Specs:

  • Region Code: B
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio Format: 2.0 Stereo
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Duration: 118
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