Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Third Murder

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 13, 2018
Price: DVD $16.49, Blu-ray $24.99,
Studio: Film Movement

Following its well-received 2018 theatrical roll-out, Film Movement brings Hirokazu Kore-eda’s thriller The Third Murder to DVD and Blu-ray just prior to the theatrical release of his latest film, Shoplifters.

In the movie, high-powered attorney Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama) takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Misumi (Kōji Yakusho), though he does so with reluctance, knowing that the man already provided a full confession and had been previously convicted of murder thirty years earlier. But as Shigemori digs deeper into the evidence and hears Misumi’s own conflicting testimony, the once confident lawyer begins to doubt whether his client could be the murderer after all.

A departure in genre and tone from Kore-eda’s typical family-oriented dramas, the Blu-ray and DVD editions of The Third Murder contain the following bonuses:

  • Bonus Short Film – A Gentle Night(Directed by Qiu Yang | China | 15 minutes) In a nameless Chinese city, a mother with her daughter missing, refuses to go gentle into this good night. Winner of the “Best Short Film” Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 2017.
  • Making-of featurette
  • Message from the Cast 
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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.