Back
The Happiness of the Katakuris Blu-ray
Comedy / Fantasy / Horror




The Happiness of the Katakuris

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 Katakuri family run a peaceful country inn at the foot of Mount Fuji. A little more peaceful than anticipated, their only visitors arrive in a series of suicides, murders, and inexplicale deaths. In order not to ruin their reputation, the Katakuris decide to bury the bodies, but will the coverups come back to haunt them...

The Happiness of the Katakuris combines scenes of grotesque stop motion animation, surreal musical numbers, and zombies to make one the finest horror-comedies ever made.

Production Year: 2001
Region Code: B
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 113
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Audio: LPCM Stereo 2.0
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Colour: Colour
TITLE NAME
Director Takashi Miike
Cast Kenji Sawada
Cast Keiko Matsuzaka
Cast Shinji Takeda
  • New High Definition digital film transfer by Shochiku Co.
  • Presented in High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD
  • Original uncompressed Stereo PCM audio
  • Audio commentary by director Takashi Miike
  • Audio commentary by Miike biographer Tom Mes
  • Violent 'til I Die: A brand new interview with 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
  • Dogs, Pimps and Agitators – A visual essay on Miike's career by Tom Mes
  • Trailer and TV Spots
  • Easter Egg
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil

This Members tab displays additional content for members, such as exclusive clips, stills and PDF sections of booklets included in several first pressings. 

To become a member, and claim 100 free Reward Points, simply visit the REGISTRATION PAGE and enter your details. 

Search