I have never had a Valentine.
It’s not really something I’m opposed to, it just happened that year after year I was alone on February 14th.
So I started to develop my own rituals and say of celebration. Firstly I buy myself flowers, then something sweet like cupcakes or chocolate from my favorite place, then when I’m at home I’ll have some wine, put on a facemask and retire to the boudoir with my favorite romantic comedy, Takashi Miike’s Audition.
You don’t think it’s very romantic? What’s more romantic that a man trying to find love and the psychologically tormented psychopath who wants to keep him in a plastic bag forever?
Anyway 2019 looks like it’s going to be more of the same pour moi, so I will be saddled up inside my home with fuzzy slippers, drinking Chablis, with my number 1 dream girl Asami. Luckily the Blu-ray will be released on February 12th, 2019.
Special Edition Contents
- Brand new 2K restoration of original vault elements. Original 5.1 Dolby Surround Audio
- 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
- Damaged Romance: An appreciation by Japanese cinema historian Tony Rayns
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anton Bitel
Source – Bloody Disgusting