Monday, October 25, 2010

Can't wait for House/Hausu Criterion release

Physical State: achey
Mental State: lukewarm
Music: Low Light Mixes - Driftage
Fashion sense: jeans, black t-shirt

Oh yeah! House (Hausu) a Japanese film from 1977 is coming to Criterion this week (two great tastes that go great together: Japanese film + Criterion). You know that they are gonna blow out all the stops on this one with some amazing extras (comme d'habitude). This film looks both incredibly surreal and hilarious at the same time. I love the description that Criterion has on their website for it:

"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 mattes, animation, and collage effects. Equally 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."

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