House

House

Kimiko Ikegami
Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi Cast: Kimiko Ikegami
Kimiko Ikegami
, Eriko Tanaka
Eriko Tanaka
, Kumiko Oba
Kumiko Oba
Nobuhiko Obayashi

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Overview

This satirical murder mystery pits a woman who is the epitome of glamour (played by Haruko Wanibuchi) against a clever murderer during a holiday stay at a strange ghostly mansion. Seven young women, who have chosen as nicknames the brand names of much-advertised consumer products, begin to disappear in a decidedly suspicious manner. Are they fashion victims? How else can one explain the eerie coordination between their pastel outfits and the pastels of the rooms in which they appear? It is up to the heroine -- whose every screen appearance is heralded by special lighting, gentle breezes, and a soft camera focus -- to find out what is going on.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2010
UPC: 0715515062114
Original Release: 1977
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 5,377

Special Features

Constructing a "house," a new video piece featuring interviews with director Nobuhiko Obayashi, story scenarist and daughter of the filmmaker Chigumi Obayashi, and screenwriter Chiho Katsura; Emotion, a 1966 experimental fim by Obayashi; New video appreciation by director Ti West (house of the devil); Theatrical trailer; Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by critic Chuck Stephens

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