THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS (2001)
Tartan Asia Extreme classic Asian horror. THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS is Takashi Miike's remake of Korean black-comedy, The Quiet Family, adding a colourful musical element to the story.
The Katakuris are your average family with a dream to own a successful country inn; unfortunately things soon go wrong as all their guests drop-dead in the most bizarre of circumstances.
In order to ensure the success of the business, they bury the bodies in the forest behind the house; but this leads to an influx of zombies.
Meanwhile, the Katakuris daughter falls in love with a mysterious British naval officer who stumbles on a clue that could lead to the family's gruesome stash.
THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS is a wonderful and bonkers example of Japanese director Takashi Miike's mastery at visual surprises and delights and a must watch for cult-film fans.
Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda, Naomi Nishida, Tamaki Miyazaki
Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)
Runtime: 113 minutes
- Takashi Miike Interview
- Directors Commentary with Takashi Miike and Shiota Tokitoshi
- Making Of
- Jamie Russell Film Notes
- Cast and Crew interviews
- Animating the Katakuris featurette
- Takashi Miike Trailer Reel