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House [Hausu]

House [Hausu]

Nobuhiko Obayashi ,

Film Summary

Country:

Language:

Year:

Runtime:

88

Aspect Ratio:

1.33:1 1.55:1

Colour:

Colour

Certificate:

15

Subtitles:

English (optional)

Genre:

World Cinema

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. 

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EKA70290
1 Disc
#184

  • 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

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