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Movie: Hausu?

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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby iembalm on Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:03 pm

Oh hell yes, it's playing at Cinema 21.
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby ImDADA on Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:41 am

Glad to see it's finally getting a proper UK release onto DVD -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... ROKL5A1OLE
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby Red Square on Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:17 am

i finally watched it this early morning...it's fucking fantastically weird and goofy!

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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby seanurban on Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:35 am

this probably could go in a couple threads, sorry if it has
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby cak on Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:27 am

I just put this in my netflix queue after reading the first few sentences of the first post.
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby jimmy two hands on Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:41 am

Not Crap.
Bill Skibbee had a no-subtitle copy of this at the Key Club first time we recorded there.
Our old guitarist John decided he wanted a copy after watching this. He googled "Japanese Schoolgirls House" and this movie was the second link that came up. Everything else was beyond fucked up.
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby OrthodoxEaster on Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:31 pm

Hmph. Had very high hopes prior to watching. Was a little underwhelmed. Visually interesting, filmed by people who were clearly out of their minds, and funny as hell. But also quite sappy (in a way that's peculiar to Japanese teen cinema), sorta sloppy, and pretty draggy in spots.

I'm not sure if it's crap or not (I need to see it again or think a little harder), but personally, I don't think it has a patch on Mantago (aka Attack of the Mushroom People) in terms of sheer wackiness and accidental poignancy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matango
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby ImDADA on Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:13 pm

Sappy, Sloppy and Draggy would be a fine tagline.
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby RSMurphy on Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:06 pm

OrthodoxEaster wrote:I'm not sure if it's crap or not (I need to see it again or think a little harder), but personally, I don't think it has a patch on Mantago (aka Attack of the Mushroom People) in terms of sheer wackiness and accidental poignancy:


Dude! If you want to discuss Mantago why not just discuss it instead of debasing Hausu with ridiculous assessments. "Accidental poignancy?" I have no idea what this means in terms of describing Hausu. There is no poignancy to it, and I don't see how it can be any more "wacky." A dude turns into a pile of bananas for no reason at all; a flying detatched head bites the ass of its victim; a fucking piano eats someone in what is most certainly the weirdest and most stylized on-screen death in the history of ever. Come on!
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:16 pm

It's based on a true story. I met people who knew the people that lived in that house.
I am a weird recluse only here for sex.

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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby placeholder on Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:01 pm

RSMurphy wrote:
OrthodoxEaster wrote:I'm not sure if it's crap or not (I need to see it again or think a little harder), but personally, I don't think it has a patch on Mantago (aka Attack of the Mushroom People) in terms of sheer wackiness and accidental poignancy:


Dude! If you want to discuss Mantago why not just discuss it instead of debasing Hausu with ridiculous assessments. "Accidental poignancy?" I have no idea what this means in terms of describing Hausu. There is no poignancy to it, and I don't see how it can be any more "wacky." A dude turns into a pile of bananas for no reason at all; a flying detatched head bites the ass of its victim; a fucking piano eats someone in what is most certainly the weirdest and most stylized on-screen death in the history of ever. Come on!


Not interested in having a nerd-off about what is and isn't "weird" or whatever, but Matango isn't a patch on House. It's relatively tame in terms of Japanese genre stuff, in fact.
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby RSMurphy on Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:19 pm

placeholder wrote:Not interested in having a nerd-off about what is and isn't "weird" or whatever...


Nerd? Moi? Well, I never!
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby OrthodoxEaster on Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:51 pm

RSMurphy wrote:Dude! If you want to discuss Mantago why not just discuss it instead of debasing Hausu with ridiculous assessments. "Accidental poignancy?" I have no idea what this means in terms of describing Hausu. There is no poignancy to it, and I don't see how it can be any more "wacky." A dude turns into a pile of bananas for no reason at all; a flying detatched head bites the ass of its victim; a fucking piano eats someone in what is most certainly the weirdest and most stylized on-screen death in the history of ever. Come on!


Well, there you go: Personally, I like some accidental poignancy in my wacky Japanese genre films. House is pretty much just... stylized w/little else to recommend it. Kinda empty unless you're 14 or stoned. Which isn't saying it's useless. It's just kinda two-dimensional. For all the foamy-mouthed ravings I'd heard about it for years, I expected... much more.

Have also had friends of friends (former film students) attempting to explain to me what all this shit in House actually "means." Personally, I don't think it means anything besides the obvious.

As for bringing up Mantago, why not? If you dislike some band in a music thread, why not bring up a comparable band who's done something better?

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Not interested in having a nerd-off about what is and isn't "weird" or whatever, but Matango isn't a patch on House. It's relatively tame in terms of Japanese genre stuff, in fact.


Me neither. And Mantago isn't remotely as weird as House. I agree that it's "tame" in that respect; but that wasn't my point. I just think it's a much better movie that doesn't simply wallow in weirdness for weirdness' sake. Though it is pretty weird.

House reminds me a lot of the first and only time I ever saw a Gwar gig, circa 1989. Ok, I went, I understand why people might see this band, it's kinda funny, even artistic in some very simple way, but there's just not much to it. And the music kinda blows.
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby RSMurphy on Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:36 pm

Just kinda-sorta teasing you, OE, although, I still don't understand how Hausu should have any sort of poignancy attached to it, accidental or not. The movie makes no sense and (I think) should just be viewed as a fucked-up, psychedelic, psychosexual, exercise in absurdist comedic-horror filmmaking.
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:06 pm

You know when the chick got ate by the piano?

Really happened!!!

I met the dude who used to go out with the chick that happened to!!!
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby placeholder on Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:03 pm

Got the Criterion DVD when it was released and am glad to finally have a legit vers. It's miles above my years-old, crummy-quality, subtitle-free VHS dub. I was missing out on a lot by not understanding the dialogue! The featurette about the production is great and informative. I can't believe I've never seen any of Obayashi's other work, given how much I love this movie.

My very favorite part is when Blanche is sliding all over the piano while that "Pomp and Circumstance"-with-sampled-meowing tune plays. This cracks me up every time I see it.

Our old cat Boris looked a lot like Blanche, but he never got the glowing eyes or did anything too evil. He did projectile vomit on our living room wall once, though.
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby noise&light on Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:42 pm

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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby placeholder on Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:43 pm

noise&light wrote:Image

No way.


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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby cak on Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:38 pm

playing on Turner Classic Movies, June 16th 2:30am EST
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Re: Movie: Hausu

Postby Bernardo on Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:08 pm

I just re-watched this movie twice in as many days, I think I could see it at least once a week and not get bored. So NC.
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