Eureka Entertainment will release Nobuhiko Obayashi’s startling debut feature – the deranged and ultra-surreal fairy tale, HOUSE [Hausu] – on Blu-ray as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on 12 February 2018.
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.
• 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