Takashi Miike’s brilliant “Audition” is coming to UK Steelbook in February

The brilliant Audition is getting the Arrow treatment with a stunning looking steelbook release on February 29th.

As usual with Arrow releases it’s had a restoration and will be packed with extra features.

Pre-order: Amazon UK

One of the most notorious J-horror films ever made, Takashi Miike s Audition exploded onto the festival circuit at the turn of the century to a chorus of awards and praise. The film would catapult Miike to the international scene and pave the way for such other genre delights as Ichii the Killer and The Happiness of the Katakuris.

Recent widower Shigharu Aoyama is advised by his son to find a new wife, agreeing Shigeharu seeks the advice of a colleague having been out of the dating scene for many years. Taking advantage of their position as a film company they stage an audition. Interviewing a series of women, Shigeharu becomes enchanted by Asami, a quiet, 24-year-old woman, who is immediately responsive to his charms. But soon things take a very dark and twisted turn as we find that Asami isn t what she seems to be…

Pulling the audience into a story that will lead to one of the most harrowing climaxes in cinema history, Miike twists and turns us through delirious editing and shocking visuals for one of the most depraved nightmares of all time!

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Limited Edition Steelbook
  • Brand new 2K restoration of original vault elements
  • Original 5.1 audio (DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio commentary with director Takashi Miike and screenwriter Daisuke Tengan
  • Brand new commentary by Miike biographer Tom Mes examining the film and its source novel
  • Introduction by Miike
  • Ties that Bind A brand new interview with Takashi Miike
  • Interviews with stars Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi and Ren Osugi
  • Trailers
  • Gallery including behind-the-scenes images
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film
  • More to be announced!

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