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Third Window Films Announces “Your Lovely Smile” for UK Blu-Ray Release in August 2024

Third Window Films have recently announced that they will release the live action film Your Lovely Smile on Blu-Ray in the UK, with the film currently set for release on 12th August 2024.

This UK Blu-Ray release of Your Lovely Smile will be the first time that the film has been released in High Definition, and is a film directed by Kah Wai Lim and stars Hirobumi Watanabe. The film will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

A bittersweet, hilarious, enlightening and inspirational road trip through Japanese arthouse cinemas with independent filmmaker Hirobumi Watanabe, who also struggles to release his own movies in real life.

This delightful minimalist micro-budget dramedy ironically and truthfully depicts a sorrowful post-Covid situation in Japanese cinemas, the rapidly changing film culture and the newly (re)discovered habits of spectators as an unyielding optimist Hirobumi painstakingly and stubbornly strives to invent clever distribution methods while keeping on striving to make movies.

Bonus Features:

Interview with director Lim Kah Wai (29 minutes)

Interview with film festival programmer Yoshi Yatabe (20 minutes)

Deleted and Extended Scenes (24 minutes)


Third Window Films will release the film on Blu-Ray on 12th August 2024 within the UK and the press release also mentions that the Blu-Ray will be Region Free, so those outside of the UK should be able to enjoy it on local players. Further details about this release can be found on the official website.

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