Thanks to our friend Rintaro Watanabe over in Japan, we now have a home release date for Source Code ミッション：8ミニッツ (Mission: 8 Minutes) in Japan.
After a successful run in theatres in Japan toward the end of 2011 (opening in October), you will now be able to pick up a copy of ミッション：8ミニッツ Mission: 8 Minutes on DVD or Blu-Ray on the 21st March 2012.
Rintaro has also sent over the link to Amazon Japan in case you want to pre-order, sure there are plenty of other retailers you will be able to pick it up from as well. I’ll leave you with the Japanese trailer.
ミッション：8ミニッツ Mission: 8 Minutes (Source Code) opened strong in Japan last weekend entering the box office charts at number 5. We’ve had some great feedback coming through Twitter to Director Duncan Jones, many like:
…they were interviewed at the same time with one interviewer and each had their own translator, it was a long but interesting interview!
The double interview has been published exclusively in CUT 11月号 magazine, available from their site, have yet to come across a complete translation (Help!) but Duncan did share a great boating analogy that the two Directors came up with while discussing the size of projects that they have been involved in, and would like to be involved in:
Making an indie film is like driving a speedboat. You can turn fast, do what you want to, when you want to. Source Code felt more like captaining an oil tanker. Big, long, slow turns that required a lot of planning and notification.
What myself and Mr, Oshii would like to captain one day is a big blockbuster, or a battleship!
Duncan was also able to finally meet up with an old friend of the blog, a fine fellow who has been keeping us up to date with things over in Japan since MOON was released, Mr Rintaro Watanabe.
As well as meeting up to say hello, have a nice cup of tea & some biscuits, Rintaro and Duncan also found time to have a chat about MOON, Source Code, the film making process, and Duncan’s admiration for Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano (Zatoichi, Ichi The Killer).
For all our friends in Japan, thank you for going out to see Source Code over the last week, apologies for babbling away in English, am ashamed to say my Japanese isn’t great (none existent) so here are some interview links just for you
ミッション：8ミニッツ Source Code opens in Japan on Friday 28th October 2011, kicking off with a premiere in Tokyo.
Ahead of the October opening, Source Code Director Duncan Jones will be taking a break from writing his third film, to fly over to Japan for a short promotional trip at the end of this month. Continue reading →