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