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The Happiness of the Katakuris (Blu-ray) Arrow


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.

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Special Features

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