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Re: House (1977)

Postby Tamura » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:09 pm

Thank you for calling it HOUSE instead of HAUSU.
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Re: House (1977)

Postby Gojira21 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:18 pm

I have...never heard of this movie...
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Re: House (1977)

Postby Julia Bristow » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:01 pm

I own this movie on Criterion Blu Ray as well and yeah it is a bit out there. It's perhaps one of the weirdest films that Toho has ever done. I like this film alot. I love just how zany this film is.
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Re: House (1977)

Postby The Dark Uniter » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:31 pm

I need to get House since the 50 percent off sale at Barnes and Noble is still taking place. Hopefully, no later than next week.

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Re: House (1977)

Postby hammysammy59 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:04 pm

I know you guys are talking about this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_(1977_film)

But I keep think you're talking about this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_(1986_film)

Now I want to see them both.
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Re: House (1977)

Postby Tapkaara » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:37 pm

I am on the fence. The movie is really bonkers. Hallucinogenic. Definitely not a pure horror film, more of a darkly surreal comedy. But maybe that really does not describe it either.

I have only seen it once but perhaps I should give it another go. Great soundtrack, it has.
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Re: House (1977)

Postby Tamura » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:33 pm

Oh, I'm not. I usually am one, I admit, but not this time. I don't understand why people call this movie HAUSU when the title card says otherwise.
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Re: House (1977)

Postby Captain Aktion » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:56 pm

Probably because of the voice that says, "HHHAAAUUUUSSUUUUUU".

I love the ever loving bejeezus out of this movie. I made so many people watch it last summer...minds strewn everywhere, it was like a charnel hausu, man...

Very reminiscent to me of Jigoku, if anyone has seen that one...
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Re: House (1977)

Postby SuperMonsterZero » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:31 am

I watched this a couple of weeks ago when I bought the DVD. I liked it, although the blue edges during all the composite shots bothered me a little.
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Re: House (1977)

Postby The Dark Uniter » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:32 pm

Tamura wrote:Oh, I'm not. I usually am one, I admit, but not this time. I don't understand why people call this movie HAUSU when the title card says otherwise.

Maybe because they don't want to get confused with the show, "House". I actually managed to ordered this using a gift card so my wish came true today. :P

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Re: House (1977)

Postby SuperMonsterZero » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:43 am

Cimmerian Dragon wrote:Quoting myself from another thread, I've always loved House because:
The movie is manic masterpiece of comedy and surrealist horror. The fright comes precisely because one has the sense of being trapped in a universe where normal laws of cause-and-effect no longer apply, and human reason is wholly impotent in trying to figure out and combat the forces arrayed against you.

The inability to understand what one is up against is really the only concept that creeps me out in a horror film. If you can figure out a way to save yourself, then it's just a thriller for me. Horror is found in utter helplessness.


At the same time, the movie is also wildly funny. The comparison to Evil Dead 2 is quite apt, and between the biting head, blood-spraying walls, animate home fixtures, and general tone, I can't help but wonder if Sam Raimi had seen it prior to helming his own Hor/Com masterpiece.


I was thinking the exact same thing when I watched the movie.
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Re: House (1977)

Postby The Dark Uniter » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:09 pm

Still, I don't believe this movie was even released in America during the 70's. Its only until last year we finally get to see House officially at theatres and Criterion home video.

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Re: House (1977)

Postby RyanClark » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:10 pm

Earlier this year at our local anime con they had a panel called "WTF Japan", and showed a clip from this. It looked absolutely nuts, I'm hoping to pick up a copy sometime. No one had it at G-FEST, I'm wanting to get the Blu-ray.

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Re: House (1977)

Postby The Dark Uniter » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:26 am

Yeah, you can get at the current Barnes and Noble sale for like 20 bucks now before August the 1st. Got my copy today, can't wait to see it.

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Postby Gorosaurus Rex » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:48 pm

Has anyone else seen this bizarre Toho Horror film from 1977?

A week ago a friend of mine had me over to watch it and I thought it was hysterically bizarre. I recommend checking it out if any of you are into cheesy J-horror.

I was shocked to see though that this film has received such great reviews across the board. I honestly thought it was an enjoyable mess, but nothing of quality.
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Re: Housu

Postby keef90 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:21 pm

I love House/Hausu. It's quite unlike any other movie I have. It also has some of the most imaginative death scenes I've ever seen. The girl getting eaten by a piano comes to mind...

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Re: Housu

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:16 pm

keef90 wrote: The girl getting eaten by a piano comes to mind...


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Re: Housu

Postby Gorosaurus Rex » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:34 am

keef90 wrote:I love House/Hausu. It's quite unlike any other movie I have. It also has some of the most imaginative death scenes I've ever seen. The girl getting eaten by a piano comes to mind...


My personal favorite was the mattress avalanche. I'm still trying to wrap my head around how that worked.
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Re: Housu

Postby Godz » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:46 am

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Re: Housu

Postby Kubo » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:36 am

@ Kaiju-King:
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