The Happiness of the Katakuris [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [Japanese] [2001]

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  • Release Date: 06/16/2015
  • Rating: R
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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


The Happiness of the Katakuris
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, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Kenji Sawada
    Kenji Sawada - Masao Katakuri
  • Keiko Matsuzaka
    Keiko Matsuzaka - Terue Katakuri
  • Shinji Takeda
    Shinji Takeda - Masyuki Katakuri
  • Naomi Nishida
    Naomi Nishida - Shizue Katakuri
  • Naoto Takenaka
    Naoto Takenaka - Reporter

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