News Film of Junji Ito's Long Dream Gets English-Subbed DVD
posted on 2008-05-18 06:34 EDT
Tidepoint Pictures, the American film distributor that specializes in Japanese horror and other cult cinema, will release an English-subtitled DVD of Long Dream, a 58-minute live-action adaptation of Junji Ito's psychological horror manga short story Nagai Yume, on June 24. The manga was originally published in Ito's 1998 collection The Story of the Mysterious Tunnel.
Higuchinsky, the man who was also behind the live-action version of Ito's Uzumaki manga, directed Long Dream for Japanese television in 2000. The story of the film deals with a mental hospital patient who feels that every night when he sleeps, his dreams cover spans of years and then decades — and he ages as if those dreams were actually happening. In addition to the film, the Tidepoint DVD will contain interviews with Higuchinsky, Ito, and Shuuji Kawashibara (the actor who plays one of the main characters).