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“Final Cut,” premiers Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 7:35 p.m.
During his high school days, Keisuke’s mother was accused of the murder of a young girl. Twelve years after this incident, Keisuke sets out on a revenge mission to find the murderer who is to blame for eventually forcing her mother to commit suicide. Keisuke targets staff members and announcers who were involved in the media coverage of the incident, and also beautiful sisters who may hold some clues to uncover the truth. In order to complete his revenge mission, Keisuke covers up his real identity to get as close to his targets as possible and utilizes “final cut” video footages to manipulate his targets. Fully subtitled in English.
“Perfect World,” premiers Monday, Aug. 12 at 7:35 p.m.
Itsuki has always dreamt of becoming an architect. During his high school days, he was a top athlete with a promising future. In his third year of college, he had a serious accident in which he injured his spinal cord and became paralyzed from the waist down. Now he works as an architect for barrier-free housing. However, he has now given up on his love life and basketball. Tsugumi graduated from the same high school as Itsuki and liked him in her high school days. Back then, Tsugumi was not confident and gave up on her dream to go to an art college. She now works an office job for an interior design company. Her life changes after meeting Itsuki again at a work related dinner. They develop feelings for each other, but they also face many difficulties. Fully subtitled in English.
NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Spectrum Digital Ch. 679/HD 1679)
Premiere titles air on Friday. “Movie of the Month” premieres on the first Saturday. Movies are shown at various times. Check your digital on–screen guide for movie schedules, using either the GUIDE or INFO buttons (up to one week ahead). Or call NGN, Mon.–Fri. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 538–1966 for inquiries or to request an e–mail of NGN 3 programming information. All movies are in Japanese language with full English subtitles.
Movie of the Month
“Zang-e: Sundewa Ikenai Heya (The Inerasable),” 2016 horror, 1 hour and 47 minutes.
Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura. Starring Yuko Takauchi and Ai Hashimoto.
One day, Yumiko, a novelist, receives a letter from Asami about strange noises she hears in her room. Asami investigates the history of the apartments and discovers that a series of previous tenants have all been victims of an unknown force which has driven some of them to suicide and even murder after they moved out of the apartment. Why did they have miserable deaths? Why did they die fatally? Yumiko and Asami learn the shocking truth, which happened many decades ago, and this embroils them in a series of thrilling incidents.
Movies in Alphabetical Order
“Bakuchiuchi Fujimi no Shobu (Gambler: Victory Without Death),” 1967 drama, 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Tomisaburo Wakayama.
Tsunetaro is a talented gambler. He comes to a coal mining town in Kyushu where miners live under hard circumstances in the 20’s. Tsunetaro helps his female boss take back the rights of a mine by winning a big game.
“Daibosatsu Touge Dai-Nibu (Swords in the Moonlight Part 2),” 1958 samurai film, 1 hour and 46 minutes.
Directed by Uchida Tomu. Starring Kataoka Chiezo, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Tsukigata Ryunosuke, Satomi Kotaro and Azuma Chiyonosuke.
The second installment in the popular Jidaigeki series, Daibosatsu Touge.
Blinded and injured, master swordsman Ryunosuke is taken in by Otoyo, a woman who falls in love with him. Under Otoyo’s dedicated care, Ryunosuke’s physical and emotional wounds seem to heal. However, deep inside, the demons within that drive him to kill yearn to resurface.
“Haha to Kuraseba (Nagasaki: Memories of My Son),” 2015 drama, 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Directed by Yoji Yamada. Starring Sayuri Yoshinaga and Kazunari Ninomiya.
The year is 1948: it’s been three years since Nobuko’s son, Koji, has been declared missing after the atomic bomb fell on Nagasaki. On the third anniversary of the bombing, Nobuko finally accepts that her son is dead. However, upon returning home she is visited by an apparition. With Nobuko bereft of any living familial relations and a struggling post-war economy predicting a bleak future for the country, mother and son take the chance to reminisce about happier days. Although these moments together make both of them happy, it leads Nobuko to reflect more on her losses and the relationship she has with Koji’s fiancée Machiko.