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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: MVD7367BR
  • Format: BLU-RAY DISC
  • UPC: 760137736790
  • Street Date: 06/16/15
  • PreBook Date: 05/12/15
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run Time: 113 mins
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2001
  • Region Code: 1
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: US
  • Language: Japanese


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Kenji Sawada
  •       Keiko Matsuzaka
  •       Shinji Takeda
  • Director: Takashi Miike


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The Happiness Of The Katakuris Blu Ray/DVD

The Sound of Music meets Dawn of the Dead

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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.

Bonus Materials

  • New High Definition digital film transfer
  • Presented in High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD
  • Original uncompressed Stereo PCM audio
  • 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

Sales Points

  • New special features and artwork
  • Horror-comedy-musical from the director of 13 ASSASSINS and AUDITION
  • Worldwide Blu-ray premiere

Press Quotes

If you need to see just one of Miike's thousand films this summer, this corpse-littered musical farce should be it.

     —Village Voice

Anyone with a weakness for song-and-dance dementia on the level of Forbidden Zone and Cannibal! The Musical will find all this irresistible

     —eye WEEKLY

a supremely fun watch

     —The Film Connoisseur magazine

weirdly -- and often wonderfully -- entertaining

     —Seattle Times

Arrow Video continues to bring underseen gems of cinematic ridiculousness to a broader audience with care and as much grace can be had by Takashi Miike and the like.

     —ION Cinema

Arrow Video has also created a stellar Blu-ray package for the film's high-definition release, including an impressive transfer, and a boatload of supplements. On the quality of the package alone, this set easily earns a recommendation.

     —DVD Talk


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