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House

Criterion Collection

4.2 out of 5 stars 158 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie HOUSE (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via a series of mattes, animation, and collage effects. Equal parts absurd and nightmarish, HOUSE might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet. Never before available on home video in the United States, it’s one of the most exciting cult discoveries in years.


Special features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Constructing a House, a new video piece with director Nobuhiko Obayashi
  • Emotion, a 1966 experimental film by Obayashi
  • New video appreciation by director Ti West (House of the Devil)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by Chuck Stephens

  • Product details

    • Actors: Kimiko Ikegami, Kumiko Ohba, Yoko Minamida
    • Directors: Nobuhiko Obayashi
    • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
    • Language: Japanese
    • Subtitles: English
    • Region: All Regions
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Rated:
      NR
      Not Rated
    • Studio: Criterion Collection
    • DVD Release Date: October 26, 2010
    • Run Time: 88 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 158 customer reviews
    • ASIN: B003WKL6X0
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,655 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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