Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hausu (1977)

Woo-hoo! The very cool Japanese horror movie HAUSU (aka House) is finally being released on English friendly DVD! And it even comes out on both UK And US dvd; in the UK on January the 25th and from Criterion at some stage in 2010. I've already got two prints of this film (a TV print from American TV and a fan subbed version of the Japanese DVD) and this is just great news. HAUSU is actually a kids' movie but the fact that it was made for kids just adds to the surreal weirdness of it all. Don't worry, this isn't for little kiddies and it's especially not made the way they would've made it for kids in the West. It's gory, wild, strange, and then some more wild. Check out the trailer (which is the old Japanese one but with subtitles) and the "killer lamp" clip. I urge you to get it. If you like worldweird stuff you're gonna love this.

The UK dvd:
■New digital anamorphic widescreen transfer
■Japanese with optional English subtitles
■An extensive 90-minute selection of interviews with director Nobuhiko Obayashi, co-screenwriter Chigumi Obayashi, actress Kumiko Oba and Toho promotional executive Shoho Tomiyama
■Theatrical trailer
■A luxurious booklet, with new writing, stills, promotional material and more.


  1. Been waiting for years to see this! I've read that Criterion will be touring a print around the States soon, including Seattle Thank Odin!

  2. Great news - it's a truely great film!

  3. Gee, I wish I were in Seattle. First you had grunge and now this! xD. But yeah, you can thank Odin again, this is truly great news.

    Hey Thure!