Mondo Macabro Bringing Shinya Tsukamoto's 1999 Horror Film 'Gemini' to Blu-ray for the First Time


Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo, Nightmare Detective), the striking 1999 horror film Gemini is loosely based on a story by Edogawa Ranpo that deals with the theme of humanities brutal, animalistic side rearing its ugly head underneath a civilized veneer, and it's coming to Blu-ray for the first time ever this month, courtesy of Mondo Macabro!


Special Features Include:


  • HD transfer from film negative

  • "Making of Gemini" featurette directed by Takashi Miike (15 minutes)

  • Venice Film Festival premier featurette (17 minutes)

  • Make-up demonstration featurette (6 minutes)

  • Behind the Scenes (seven episodes, 20 minutes)

  • Original Trailer


Limited to 1000 numbered copies, the release comes packaged in Mondo Macabro's iconic red Blu-ray case and features reversible cover with new art by Naomi Butterfield unique to this release on the A side and original ad art on the B side.


It'll also include a 16-page booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by Tom Mes, author of Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto.


"Set in Tokyo in 1910, Gemini follows Dr. Yukio Daitokuji (Masahiro Motoki), a former military doctor who has taken over a successful medical practice from his father. He appears to be living a charmed life: he is respected in the local community and is married to the beautiful Rin (Ryo). His only problem is that she suffers from amnesia, and her past is unknown."


"But soon his world begins to crumble. Both his parents die suddenly, killed by a bizarre, rag-wearing stranger. Yukio’s relationship with his wife worsens after he refuses to cure the inhabitants of a nearby slum. Then one day he comes face to face with the mysterious killer and a shocking and deadly secret is revealed."


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Pre-orders for Gemini on Blu-ray go live on Friday, May 15th at 9 AM Pacific/12 Noon Eastern on Mondo Macabro's site! Shipping will tentatively begin within three weeks of this date.




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