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Blind Beast (1969)

Môjû (original title)
A blind sculpter and his mother kidnap a young model.

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A blind sculpter kidnaps a beautiful young model and takes her back to his home. He and his mother live in a warehouse that he has turned into a surreal tribute to the senses. It is filled with huge sculptures of body parts and the female form. He is obsessed with exploring the senses to the fullest. At first, the model only wants to escape from this bizarre scene, but eventually she succumbs to his strange vision and even surpasses his obsession. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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Noriko Sengoku plays Eiji Funakoshi's mother in the movie. In real life she was just 1 year older than him. See more »

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Of all the unforgettables this may be the most upsetting
8 May 2005 | by (Tellus) – See all my reviews

And its not that you see so much grotesque stuff, you do but thats not the point, but the tension is so taut that it shook me up quite a bit. I have seen Argento and Bava movies with my girlfriend and she didn't get much queasy by that, when we saw this however she really had enough with it two thirds in. And I can sympathize with that quite easily. There is just something that can really torment one and haunt for a long time like very few others, 'Cannibal Holocaust', even if that was silly, and 'Irreversible' spring to mind. Whether its the claustrophobic lighting and location, the excellent actors, the contemplations of Aki or the conclusion of it all is uncertain. Anyway, its a masterpiece, if a disturbing one.


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