This is one of miike's best movies. a combination of horror, comedy, drama, and a musical is a very original film. it has segments using claymation even. Read morePublished on March 17 2004 by "miikethkiller"
"Happiness of the Katakuris" is about this japanese family who own a guest house in the rural japanese countryside. Read morePublished on March 8 2004 by GoGo Horrorshow
Miike is known for him graphic violence, strange sense of humor, and shocking imagry, but claymation and musical numbers?! Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004 by "subkrazy03"
That is all I could say after seeing this movie for the first time. I was pretty confused and I wasn't even sure where I was. This movie was not good or bad. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2003
With this film, Avant-guarde Japanese director Takashi Miike shows that he still has a sense of humor. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2003 by James Lee
"The Happiness of the Katakuris" is one part Robert Wise, one part Tim Burton and 100% Japanese kitsch (think ninja sequence in the "Peaches" video by The... Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2003 by "vampyroboy"
A Japanese family starts a guest-house on the top of a hill but it seems to be jinxed -- all the guests who visit them have an unfortunate habit of dying. Read morePublished on July 14 2003 by Nearly Nubile
THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS is the Japanese remake of the Korean black comedy, QUIET FAMILY, as filtered through director Miike's pitch-black sensibilities. Read morePublished on May 12 2003 by Greg Goodsell
This movie had me absolutely cracking up. It is an absolutely oddball flick, full of non-sequitor plot points and bizarre musical moments. Read morePublished on April 26 2003 by Zack Davisson