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Author: 東宝株式会社 ; 製作, 東宝映像株式会社 ; 製作, 大林宣彦, 山田順彦 ; 原案, 大林千茱萸 ; 脚本, 桂千穂 ; 監督, 大林宣彦. 大林千茱萸. 桂千穂, 大林宣彥, 山田順彦. 池上季実子, 神保美喜, 大場久美子, 松原愛, 佐藤美恵子. 鰐淵晴子. 南田洋子, ; ; Chigumi ŌbayashiChiho KatsuraNobuhiko ŌbayashiNorihiko YamadaAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2010]
Series: Criterion collection, 539.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : JapaneseView all editions and formats
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Tokyo teenager Gorgeous is upset with her long-widowed father--he wants to marry his new girlfriend Ryoko. Seriously miffed, Gorgeous hits the road to visit her aunt in the country, bringing along her best girlfriends Sweet, Melody, Fantasy, Prof, Mac, and Kung Fu. The titular house belongs to the wheelchair bound aunt, whose large white cat has been immortalized in artwork throughout. Things soon start to go very  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Haunted house films
Horror films
Fantasy films
Experimental films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Foreign language films
Drama
Japanese language films
Foreign films
Motion pictures, Japanese
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: 東宝株式会社 ; 製作, 東宝映像株式会社 ; 製作, 大林宣彦, 山田順彦 ; 原案, 大林千茱萸 ; 脚本, 桂千穂 ; 監督, 大林宣彦. 大林千茱萸. 桂千穂, 大林宣彥, 山田順彦. 池上季実子, 神保美喜, 大場久美子, 松原愛, 佐藤美恵子. 鰐淵晴子. 南田洋子, ; ; Chigumi Ōbayashi; Chiho Katsura; Nobuhiko Ōbayashi; Norihiko Yamada; Kimiko Ikegami; Miki Jinbo; Kumiko Ōba; Ai Matsubara; Meiko Satō; Haruko Wanibuchi; Yōko Minamida; Chuck Stephens; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.; Tōhō Eizō Kabushiki Kaisha.; Janus Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 1604653183 9781604653182
Language Note: In Japanese with optional subtitles in English.
OCLC Number: 663150804
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1977.
Bonus features: An experimental film, Emotion ; Interviews ; An essay by Chuck Stephens in accompanying booklet ; Theatrical trailer.
Special features: Trailer (2 min.); Émotion [featurette] (40 min.); Constructing a "House" [featurette] (46 min.); "House" appraisal [featurette] (4 min.); booklet includes the essay "The Housemaidens" by Chuck Stephens.
Credits: Cinematography, Yoshitaka Sakamoto ; production design, Kazuo Satsuya ; music, Asei Kobayashi, Mickie Yoshino ; songs performed by Godiego ; editor, Ogawa Nobuo.
Cast: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ōba, Ai Matsubara, Mieko Sato, Eriko Tanaka, Masayo Miyako, Kiyohiko Ozaki, Saho Sasazawa, Asei Kobayashi, Mitoshi Ishigami, Tomokazu Miura, Fumi Dan, Godiego, Haruko Wanibuchi, Yoko Minamida.
Awards: Winner, 1978 Blue Ribbon Award, Best New Director--Nobuhiko Ôbayashi.
Description: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([24] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; full screen presentation, preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition.
Contents: Movie --
Summer plans --
Daddy's big surprise --
Box of memories --
Girls --
Letter to Auntie --
To the countryside --
Kiss of fire --
Satoyama village --
House --
Lonely no more --
Looking tasty --
Searching for Mac --
Not illusions --
Auntie's promise --
Mirror, mirror --
Witch cat --
Vanished --
"We're trapped!" --
Keys with teeth --
Unexplainable, unnatural --
Auntie's world --
Kung Fu to the rescue --
Eaten --
Forever --
"Time passes on" --
Color bars.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 539.
Other Titles: Nobuhiko Obayashi's House
Responsibility: Janus Films ; Tōhō Co., Ltd. ; a Toho Eizo production ; a movie ; concept by Chigumi Ôbayashi ; screenplay by Chiho Katsura ; directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi.

Abstract:

Tokyo teenager Gorgeous is upset with her long-widowed father--he wants to marry his new girlfriend Ryoko. Seriously miffed, Gorgeous hits the road to visit her aunt in the country, bringing along her best girlfriends Sweet, Melody, Fantasy, Prof, Mac, and Kung Fu. The titular house belongs to the wheelchair bound aunt, whose large white cat has been immortalized in artwork throughout. Things soon start to go very badly for the teenagers. While there are pinwheeling body parts, there are also bits of homage to avant-garde cinema, Looney Tunes cartoons, schlock Italian horror, chop-socky martial arts--all in a dreamlike, phantasmagoria of brightly colored Seventies-era kitsch. This is hardly to everyone's tastes, but it is old-school Japanese insanity of the very best kind.
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