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