Obayashi’s Bubblegum Teen Melodrama And Grisly Phantasmagoria

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 DVD, released on 25 January 2009.

– New digital anamorphic widescreen transfer
– 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.

DVD Catalogue No: EKA40310
DVD Barcode: 5060000403107
DVD RRP: £17.99
Release Date: 25 January 2010
Certificate: TBC
Run Time: 87 min
Format: Colour
Genre: World Cinema
Director: Nobuhiko OBAYASHI
Year: 1977
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English (Optional)

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