House (1977)

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Credits for House

The Japanese poster for House
Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi
Producer(s) Nobuhiko Obayashi, Yorihiko Yamada
Written by Chigumi Obayashi (story),
Chiho Katsura (screenplay)
Music by Asei Kobayashi, Mickie Yoshino
Distributor TohoJP, Janus FilmsUS
Rating 15UK
Running time 88 minutes
(1 hour, 28 minutes)
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In the heart of a violet forest, (紫色の森の中で年老いたハウスは)
an old house awaits young girls...

— Tagline

House (HOUSE (ハウス),   Hausu) is a 1977 tokusatsu comedy horror film produced by Toho. It was released to Japanese theaters on July 30, 1977 and has received select theatrical distribution in North America since 2009.[1]

Plot[edit | edit source]

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Staff[edit | edit source]

Main article: House/Credits.

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Nobuhiko Obayashi
  • Written by   Nobuhiko Obayashi, Chigumi Obayashi, Chiho Katsura
  • Produced by   Nobuhiko Obayashi, Yorihiko Yamada
  • Music by   Asei Kobayashi, Mickie Yoshino (GODIEGO)
  • Cinematography by   Yoshitaka Sakamoto
  • Edited by   Nobuo Ogawa
  • Production design by   Kazuo Satsuya
  • 1st assistant director   Kohei Oguri
  • Director of special effects   Nobuhiko Obayashi

Cast[edit | edit source]

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Kimiko Ikegami   as   Miyuki "Gorgeous" Kogarashi / Miyuki's mother
  • Miki Jinbo   as   "Kung Fu"
  • Kumiko Oba   as   "Fantasy"
  • Ai Matsubara   as   "Prof"
  • Mieko Sato   as   "Mac"
  • Eriko Tanaka   as   "Melody"
  • Masayo Miyako   as   "Sweet"
  • Kiyohiko Ozaki   as   Keisuke Togo, high school teacher
  • Saho Sasazawa   as   Miyuki's father
  • Asei Kobayashi   as   Watermelon farmer
  • Haruko Wanibuchi   as   Ryoko Ema, Miyuki's stepmother
  • Yoko Minamida   as   Karei "Auntie" Hausu, Miyuki's aunt
  • Mitsutoshi Ishigami   as   Photographer
  • Ippei Hara   as   Man who resembles Tora-san
  • Shoichi Hirose   as   Ramen shop customer
  • Kiyoko Tsuji   as   Miyuki's grandmother
  • Yasumasa Onishi   as   Old man in village
  • Tomokazu Miura   as   Karei's fiancé (photograph)
  • Fumi Dan   as   High school teacher
  • GODIEGO   as   Musicians in Tokyo Station
  • Kazuo Satsuya   as   Shoe store owner (uncredited)
  • Chigumi Obayashi   as   Girl in shoe store (uncredited)
  • Nobuhiko Obayashi, Kyoko Obayashi   as   Lovers breaking up on train platform (uncredited)
  • Chiho Katsura   as   Train passenger (uncredited)

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

  • Karei "Auntie" Hausu
  • Blanche
  • Hausu mansion
    • Disembodied Mac head
    • Talking doll
    • Animated furniture
    • Giant Miyuki face

Weapons, vehicles, and races[edit | edit source]

  • Fighter jets

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: House/Gallery.

Theatrical releases[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Award Category Recipient(s) Result
20th Blue Ribbon Awards[2] Best New Director Nobuhiko Obayashi Won
Best 10 Japanese Films House Won; 5th place

Video releases[edit | edit source]

Toho DVD (2001)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (Mono)
  • Subtitles: None
  • Special features: Interviews with Nobuhiko Obayashi, Chigumi Obayashi, Kumiko Oba, and Shogo Tomiyama; theatrical trailer; theater pamphlet page gallery; poster and lobby card galleries
  • Notes: Re-released on February 18, 2015 as part of the Toho DVD Masterpiece Selection.

Eureka DVD / Blu-ray (2010/2018)

  • Region: 2 (DVD) / B/2 (Blu-ray)
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Special features: Interviews with Nobuhiko Obayashi, Chigumi Obayashi, Kumiko Oba, and Shogo Tomiyama; video essay by David Cairns; theatrical trailer; booklet with essay by Paul Roquet

Criterion Collection DVD / Blu-ray (2010)

  • Region: 1 (DVD) or A/1 (Blu-ray)
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Special features: "Constructing a House" featurette with Nobuhiko Obayashi, Nobuhiko Obayashi's 1966 short film Emotion, "video appreciation" by Ti West, theatrical trailer, booklet with essay by Chuck Stephens

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trailers[edit | edit source]

Japanese House trailer

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for House. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House: Come Inside. The Criterion Collection (13 January 2010). Archived from the original on 4 April 2016.
  2. Ken Takakura Receives First 4 Awards for "The Yellow Handkerchief". Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on 7 February 2009.


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