At long last, fans of Nobuhiko Obayashi's insane cult film House aka Hausu will be able to add the film to their DVD collection thanks to the fine folks at Criterion. That's not exactly news, since we've known Criterion was going to release a special DVD edition for awhile now. What is news is that they've finally given the film an official release date.

That's right, mark your calendars for October 26th -- because that's when the crazy cult flick will be in stores and ready for purchase according to the Criterion website. I'd tell you a bit about Hausu, but honestly it's just one of those films you have to see for yourself. Descriptions really don't do it justice. What I can describe is the list of what Criterion's planning for the new release. Check it out.

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
  • Constructing a House, a new video piece featuring interviews with director Nobuhiko Obayashi, story scenarist and daughter of the director Chigumi Obayashi, and screenwriter Chiho Katsura
  • Emotion, a 1966 experimental film by Obayashi
  • New video appreciation by director Ti West (House of the Devil)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by Chuck Stephens

Jump past the break to check out a trailer for the film.


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