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 SPECIAL EDITION including:
– 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
– A luxurious booklet, with new writing, stills, promotional material and more.
DVD Catalogue No: EKA40310
DVD Barcode: 5060000403107
DVD RRP: Â£17.99
Release Date: 25 January 2010
Run Time: 87 min
Genre: World Cinema
Director: Nobuhiko OBAYASHI
Subtitles: English (Optional)