10th anniversary of Audition officially announced for October

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10th anniversary of Audition officially announced for October

The wondrous Marc Walkow of Outcast Cinema has officially dropped the news that the mystery Takashi Miike film release he has been working on his indeed Audition. This year will celebrate the 10th year since the groundbreaking horror film was unleashed to the masses.

Shout! Factory will handle the release which is set for both DVD and Blu-ray format with the following extras in tow:

• Feature-length audio commentary with Miike and screenwriter Daisuke Tengan, who is also scripting Miike's upcoming remake of the chanbara classic 13 ASSASSINS. Film writer and Eiga Hi-Ho contributor Masato Kobayashi moderates the Japanese-language (and English-subtitled) commentary track.

• Video introduction by Miike

• New video interview featurettes with the film's main cast
- From Audition to Vampire Girl: Eihi Shiina
- Tokyo—Hollywood: Ryo Ishibashi
- Miike's Toy: Renji Ishibashi
- The Man in the Bag Speaks: Ren Osugi

• Film trailer, plus liner notes by Agitator author and Midnight Eye founder Tom Mes

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Ichi-The-KillerJune 26, 2009 6:52 AM

nice! we need more miike films on blu ray.

brettlv5506June 26, 2009 8:13 AM

i will take one blu ray please

DrixJune 26, 2009 9:52 AM

About time I get to see this one agian, so now I'll wait for this! :D

CaterpillarJune 26, 2009 10:50 AM

I have high hopes for the commentary track.

rustdogJune 26, 2009 1:55 PM

The pacing in this movie really sets up the finale. It's almost intentionally boring for the 1st hour, making the ending that more shocking.

Kurt HalfyardJune 26, 2009 5:06 PM

Here is hoping for a non-spoiler Cover and packaging. I tend to lend out my copy in a white envelope so that people don't 'know what they are in for' - maximizes the impact of the film. I'd love to see a criterion designed cover and what it would entail for AUDITION.

Ard VijnJune 26, 2009 5:10 PM

And add non-spoiler menu screens to that!

The only problem I had with the UK disc of [REC] was how it wanted to startle you with shock shots whenever you did any navigation... thereby taking away from seeing these for the first time in the movie itself.

ToryJune 26, 2009 7:37 PM

I'm with you guys on the packaging. I haven't seen it yet and I already know too much. And I remember laughing at the bit about the semen on the Ichi commentary.

J HurtadoJune 26, 2009 8:27 PM

The cover is already on the net, and it looks like your wish for a non-spoiler is wasted:


pochiWJune 26, 2009 10:01 PM

lol yes miike also loves to portray tsukamoto as far more twisted and deranged than he is. these guys know their image upkeep. i hope but don't think ishibashi will get a role to top this!

Kurt HalfyardJune 27, 2009 12:11 AM

Damn what a wasted cover image. I wish Criterion was doing this thing. Audition calls for a classy, ambiguous and simple cover. Not the standard Eihi Shiina with a needle. Dang. My current AFI or whatever DVD is good enough I guess.