Ariztical Entertainment has captured the domestic distribution rights to director Satoshi Kaneda’s film adaptation of Kô Akizuki’s popular Yaoi manga and anime series, Fujimi Orchestra: Cold Front Conductor. Feb. 25 has been selected as the DVD debut date — in Japanese with English subtitles.
Yuki Morimura and Kei Tonoin draw the live-action leads respectively as Shôta, the current leader of a less-than-successful symphony orchestra, and Yûsuke, the hot-shot conductor who has been recruited to take the group to the next level.
As tensions build — both in a professional sense and of a sexual nature — Shôta and the domineering Yûsuke find themselves coming into greater and greater conflict. While Shôta is pushed to the breaking point and abandons his friends, it doesn’t mean that Yûsuke has accomplished his goal of driving him from the group … he has a sexual agenda that is only acted upon in the film’s dramatic conclusion.
Bonus features for the DVD release of Fujimi Orchestra: Cold Front Conductor includes a making-of featurette.
Also streeting on Feb. 25 is the third installment of Ariztical Entertainment’s popular short film series, Straight Men and the Men Who Love Them #3.
Leading the parade of five short films is writer/director George Ameer’s latest work, Quarters (filmed between last year’s feature-length D'Agostino and the much anticipated 2014 launch of Medusa).
Paul (Tom Drexel) and Jeremy (Robert Brinkley) are childhood friends who celebrate Paul’s forthcoming wedding with a final night of drinks and a “friendly” game of quarters, which takes the two into unexpected territory.
Rounding out the collection are Rubber Duckie (director Henry Alberto), Boy Game (directed by Anna Österlund Nolskog), Early One Summer (director Gary Thomas) and from Hong Kong, From Here to There (Yee Lam Wong is the filmmaker).
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