June 10, 2023
Go coming to blu-ray from Third Window Films from May

Isao Yukisada’s GO Set For May UK Blu-ray Release


UK based Japanese film distributor Third Window Films have announced they will release Isao Yukisada‘s GO on Blu-ray in May.

The film Japan’s official submission for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category of the 74th Academy Awards in 2002 (a film that was won by Danis Tanović‘s No Man’s Land). The film did have a successful film festival tour picking up a few gongs along the way.

Based on the award winning novel by Kazuki Kaneshiro, Go tells the story of Sugihara (Yosuke Kubozuka). A high school student who is feeling very much a misfit than a student, who traves from school to school. He gets bullied, but thanks to his father he learns him to box, he does fall for popular female student could this see him finally be accepted?

Sugihara (Yosuke Kubozuka) feels more like a misfit than most high school students, being the son of a Japanese mother (Shinobu Otake) and a North Korean father (Tsutomu Yamazaki). Changing schools does not help much, as he is simply taunted by a different group of kids. Fortunately, his father has given him boxing lessons to keep the bullies at bay. When Sugihara falls for the popular Sakurai (Kou Shibasaki) and she seems interested in him, he sees the possibility of being accepted.

Bonus Features
• Making Of GO (40 mins)
• Portrait of GO (16 mins)
• Premiere Stage Greetings (17 mins)
• Yosuke Kubozuka and Isao Yukisada Press Lauch (11 mins)
• Original Trailer

The film stars Kou Shibasaki, Shinobu Otake, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yosuke Kubozuka. Isao Yukisada‘s GO will be released on Blu-ray from 22nd May not just in the UK and Ireland but around the world! Order at Amazon.

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