‘House’ (Hausu) [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray February 12, 2018

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.  


An unforgettable mixture of bubblegum teen melodrama and grisly phantasmagoria


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.


  • 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, scenaristChigumi 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


Movies as original as this one don’t come along very often    New York Post

its trippy energy and surreal unpredictability make it a film that takes up long-term residence in your consciousness  – Little White Lies

Delirious, deranged, gonzo or just gone, baby, gone — no single adjective or even a pileup does justice to House – The New York Times

“If you crashed a teenage girls’ pyjama party after necking some bad acid, this is probably what it’d feel like  – SFX Magazine




Label: Eureka!

Title| HOUSE [HAUSU] Blu-ray



Blu-ray Cat. No.| EKA70290

Blu-ray Barcode| 5060000702903

Blu-ray RRP| £16.99

Release Date| 12 February 2018

Certificate| 15

Run Time| 88 minutes

OAR| 1.33:1

Picture| Colour

Genre| World Cinema / Horror

Year| 1977

Country| JAPAN

Language| JAPANESE

Subtitles| ENGLISH (Optional)




House is released on Blu-ray February 12, 2018





Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

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