House [Hausu] (Blu-ray) (DVD)

Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi

1977 Japan

Horror Comedy

#184

£14.99

#93

£10.99

TECHNICAL DETAILS

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Country: Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Year: 1977
  • Runtime: 88
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.55:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: 15
  • Subtitles: English (optional)
  • Genre: Horror
  • SKU: EKA70290
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Feb 12, 2018
  • SKU: EKA40310
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Jan 25, 2010
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SYNOPSIS

An unforgettable mixture of bubblegum teen melodrama and grisly phantasmagoria, Obayashi’s deranged fairy tale House is one of Japanese cinema’s wildest supernatural ventures and a truly startling debut feature.

Distressed by her widowed father’s plans to remarry, Angel sets off with six of her schoolgirl friends in tow for a summer getaway in her aunt’s isolated mansion. But all is not well – in this house of dormant secrets, long-held emotional traumas have terrifyingly physical embodiments and the girls will have to use all their individual talents if any are to survive.

A rollercoaster ride without brakes, House is by turns sinister, hilarious and curiously touching, with ceaseless cinematic invention and a satirical, full-blooded approach to the horror genre. A gigantic smash upon its original release in Japan, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present its UK premiere on home video.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Stunning 1080p presentation from a high-definition digital transfer
  • Original monaural soundtrack presented as uncompressed LPCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • An exclusive video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns
  • 90-minute archive of interviews with director Nobuhiko Obayashi, scenarist Chigumi Obayashi, actress Kumiko Oba, and Toho promotional executive Shoho Tomiyama
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailer
  • A 44-PAGE booklet featuring an essay by Paul Roquet; and archival imagery
  • New anamorphic transfer of the Toho restoration
  • An extensive 90-minute selection of interviews with director Nobuhiko Obayashi, co-screenwriter Chigumi Obayashi, actress Kumiko Oba and Toho promotional executive Shoho Tomiyama
  • Theatrical trailer
  • A luxurious booklet, with new writing, stills, promotional material and more.