House (The Criterion Collection)


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Used Media Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-) Sleeve Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+) House (The Criterion Collection) The Criterion Collection Kimiko Ikegami (Actor), Kumiko Ohba (Actor), Nobuhiko Obayashi (Director) Rated: NR Format: DVD Product Description 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, Color, NTSC, Subtitled Language: Japanese Subtitles: English Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only) Number of discs: 1 Rated: NR Not Rated Studio: Criterion Collection DVD Release Date: October 26, 2010 Run Time: 88 minutes