70’s Japanese classic ‘House’ coming to Blu-ray

70’s Japanese classic ‘House’ coming to Blu-ray

 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, scenarist Chigumi 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 imagery

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