Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gehara on DVD

At last Chohatsu Daikaiju Gehara [Long-haired Giant Monster Gehara; Geharha, The Dark and Long-Haired Monster] (2009; short; dir. Kiyotaka Taguchi) has been released to DVD.



DVD and Blu-Ray editions became available in Japan on 30 September. The version of the film offered is the "Director's Cut", running 21 minutes, rather than the 17-minute version that was aired on NHK’s late-night series “Play TV: Perform!” and was available on the web. Gehara was later screened at the 2009 Yubari Fantastic Film Festival where it came in 2nd place in the Yubari Fantaland grand-prix.

New Trailer:



Both DVD and Blu-Ray releases have English subtitles and include the following extras:
  1. Monster Movie Special [49 minutes]
  2. Making of the full version [63 minutes]
  3. Promotional video [1 min]
  4. Plus an audio commentary by Jun Miura (screenplay), Shinji Higuchi (Executive Producer) and Taguchi Kiyotaka (Director)


 

 
(more images available here and here)
Synopsis:
In Ishikawa prefecture, mysterious incidents occur frequently and there is always a tangle of long, creepy hair left behind. Newspaper reporter Hideo Akihara is so interested in the story on the news that he rushes to the hospital where a survivor of the incident is hospitalized. The survivor is hairless. . . Undertaking an investigation, Hideo stumbles upon a shrine and learns about the hairy monster Gehara. Meanwhile, the monster appears in Kanazawa city and is engaged in mortal combat with defense forces. . . (adapted from CDJapan)

1 comment:

G2KMaster said...

Awesome! A directors cut is just we need! And a sequel... Great news guys!