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The Happiness of the Katakuris

Street Date:
June 16th, 2015
Movie Release Year:
2001
MPAA Rating:
R
Studio:
Arrow Video
Length:
113 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Comedy, Horror, Musical

Starring:

Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda

Director:

Takashi Miike

Plot Synopsis:

From Takashi Miike, the prolific director of such shocking hits including 'Audition' and 'Ichi the Killer' comes "The Sound of Music meets Dawn of the Dead"! The Katakuris are a family trying to run a peaceful country inn but with a lack of guests there is much excitement for their first visitor, until they wind up dead! As each guest in turn dies in strange circumstances the family agree to hide the bodies but will the coverups come back to haunt them... In The Happiness of the Katakuris scenes of grotesque stop motion animation, surreal musical numbers and zombies combine to make one of the finest horror-comedies ever made.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray/DVD

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.85:1

Audio Formats

  • Japanese LPCM 2.0

Supplements

  • Audio commentary by director Takashi Miike
  • The Making of the Katakuris - An original documentary from the film's production featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with the cast and crew
  • Interviews with the Katakuris cast members Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Kiyoshiro Imawano, Shinji Takeda, Naomi Nishida, Tetsuro Tanba and Miike
  • Animating the Katakuris - A look at the creation of the film's stop motion effects with animation director Hideki Kimura and Miike
  • Trailer and TV Spots
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Johnny Mains and a re-printed interview with Miike conducted by Sean Axmaker, illustrated with original stills