Hausu [House], the Japanese fairy tale from one of cinema's great surrealists, Nobuhiko Obayashi, is coming to UK Blu-ray for the first time ever as a part of The Masters of Cinema Series.
It's set for release on February 12th, 2018 and can be pre-ordered HERE!
An unforgettable mixture of bubblegum teen melodrama and grisly phantasmagoria, Nobuhiko Obayashi s deranged fairy tale House is one of Japanese cinema s wildest supernatural ventures and a truly startling debut feature.
Upset by her widowed father s plans to remarry, Angel sets off with six of her schoolgirl friends in tow for a summer getaway at her aunt s isolated mansion. In this house of dormant secrets, long-held emotional traumas have terrifyingly physical embodiments and the girls must use their individual talents if any are to survive.
A rollercoaster ride without brakes, House is by turns hilarious, sinister, and unexpectedly lyrical, with ceaseless cinematic invention and a satirical, full-blooded approach to the horror genre. A gigantic smash on its original release in Japan, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.
BLU-RAY 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, scenaristChigumi Obayashi, actress Kumiko Oba, and Toho promotional executive Shoho Tomiyama
Original Japanese theatrical trailer
A collector s booklet featuring an essay by Paul Roquet; poster gallery; and archival imager