The Happiness of the Katakuris

The Happiness of the Katakuris

Kenji Sawada
Director: Takashi Miike Cast: Kenji Sawada
Kenji Sawada
, Keiko Matsuzaka
Keiko Matsuzaka
, Shinji Takeda
Shinji Takeda
Takashi Miike

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One of an amazing seven features directed in 2001 by Japan's prolific shock auteur Takashi Miike, The Happiness of the Katakuris is a gleefully morbid musical comedy about a family of oddballs who open an inn in the mountains. Unfortunately, through no fault of their own, none of their guests leave their rooms alive. In order to protect their business, the family resorts to burying the corpses in the backyard, but this only leads to a zombie problem. Meanwhile, the daughter falls in love with Richard, a mysterious British navy officer, who looks suspiciously Japanese but claims to be the nephew of Queen Elizabeth herself. Just when Richard bungles onto a clue that might lead him to uncover the string of disappearing guests, a nearby volcano begins rumbling to life. Propelled by musical numbers rife with movie and pop culture references, The Happiness of the Katakuris is a departure from Miike's famously gruesome thrillers. ~ Tom Vick

Product Details

Release Date: 06/16/2015
UPC: 0760137736790
Original Release: 2001
Rating: NR
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: 12A
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 17,695

Special Features

Audio commentary by directgor Takashi Miike Audio commentary by Miike biographer Tom Mes Violent'til i die: a brand new interview with director 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 Katakuris cast members Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Kiyoshiro Imawano, Shinji Takeda, Naomi Nishida, Tetsurô 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 Takashi Miike by Tom Mes Trailer and TV spots Easter egg

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kenji Sawada Masao Katakuri
Keiko Matsuzaka Terue Katakuri
Shinji Takeda Masyuki Katakuri
Naomi Nishida Shizue Katakuri
Tamaki Miyazaki Yurie Katakuri
Tetsuro Tanba Nihei Katakuri, Masao's Father
Naoto Takenaka Reporter
Kiyoshiro Imawano Richard Sagawa

Technical Credits
Takashi Miike Director
Koji Endo Score Composer
Tetsuo Harada Production Designer
Koji Makaino Score Composer
Akio Nomura Cinematographer
Tetsuo Sasho Producer
Taiji Shimamura Editor
Kikumi Yamagishi Screenwriter
Hirotsugu Yoshida Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Happiness of the Katakuris
1. Chapter 1 [8:46]
2. Chapter 2 [8:43]
3. Chapter 3 [11:00]
4. Chapter 4 [9:19]
5. Chapter 5 [10:29]
6. Chapter 6 [9:02]
7. Chapter 7 [5:38]
8. Chapter 8 [4:15]
9. Chapter 9 [12:05]
10. Chapter 10 [6:50]
11. Chapter 11 [4:23]
12. Chapter 12 [14:41]
13. Chapter 13 [7:13]
14. Chapter 14 [:00]

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