Over the weekend the boys at Fangoria got the first look at the art for two of the weirdest J-horror films I’ve seen in a long time: Suicide Club helmer Sion Sono’s latest, “>Exte: Hair Extensions (review), and Higuchinsky’s Long Dream.
The former will be out via Media Blasters on July 29th in a two-disc format, though considering what a small amount of features will be on it, one has to question the need for two discs … Exte will come with a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, a music video and TV spots. I would tell you what it’s about, but a logline for this movie sounds sillier than it actually is, so just go read the review.
Now, as for Long Dream … well, it’s about damn time this one made it Stateside. Fango learned that Tidepoint Pictures and Facets Multimedia will release the disc, which is an early film from the man who brought us the unforgettably strange Uzumaki.
The story is about a young man who keeps having dreams that go on longer and longer each time, living for months in them before waking up in the “real” world. Eventually he begins to live full lifetimes, evolving and becoming something more than human.
It’s a great concept with so-so execution, but still worth seeing. Long Dream will be out on DVD June 24th and come with behind-the scenes footage and interviews with Higuchinsky, Junji Ito, and the lead actor.
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