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Blind Beast vs Dwarf (2001)

Môjû tai Issunbôshi (original title)
Monzo Kobayashi is a dime-novel writer. He goes to see the stage of Ranko Mizuki, a star of an all-girls'-operetta company known as Asakusa Revue. Monzo notices a creepy man sitting beside ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Monzô Kobayashi (as Ririi Furankii)
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Hisayoshi Hirayama ...
Môjuu / Blind Beast
Little Frankie ...
Issunbôshi / Dwarf (as Ritoru Furankii)
Mutsumi Fujita ...
Ranko Mizuki
Reika Hashimoto ...
Yurie Yamano
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Dr. Tange
Kenpachirô Satsuma ...
Yasukawa, the doll-maker
Chiho Yoshida ...
Madam Pearl
Tomoko Matsumoto ...
Michiko Yamano
Momoka Sakata ...
Kimiko (as Momoka)
Yasunori Yuge ...
Business manager
Katsuya Nishikawa ...
Kon-chan
Mayumi Yamada ...
Dancer
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Naohiro Hirakawa
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Monzo Kobayashi is a dime-novel writer. He goes to see the stage of Ranko Mizuki, a star of an all-girls'-operetta company known as Asakusa Revue. Monzo notices a creepy man sitting beside him who keeps his head slumped down and does not even look up when Ranko appears on stage. On the way home from the theater, Monzo encounters another creepy situation. A dwarf (inch-high samurai) with a child-sized body and a grown-up's head passes right by him and is carrying a woman's arm that has been sliced off from the shoulder. Being a writer, this strangely enhances his interest of this dwarf and he begins an investigation about dwarfs. At the same time, his old friend Yurie visits him. Monzo secretly has a crush on her but knows that she is married to some one else. Yurie asks Monzo to introduce her to his friend, the detective, Kogoro Akechi. Monzo agrees to this and takes her to Akechi's apartment. When Akechi tells them about his current investigation, Monzo surprisingly finds out that ... Written by Division 1656

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Blind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf  »

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Could had actually been a decent movie had it got a budget to spend.
14 January 2010 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Having seen another Blind Beast movie "Môjû" I could can't off see and understand what this movie was trying to be and achieve and I'm actually sure that they could had pulled it off if they had gotten some more money to spend on this movie.

Thing about this movie now is that it's extremely dreadful looking. It looks at times like it got done by an amateur, who made a short movie for a local TV station or something. The visual look is sort of killing this movie, fore it's style would had been the most essential part to let the movie work out. The movie was lacking its artistic look that it required and that for instance the earlier mentioned "Môjû" did had.

Not only its look made this movie look like a cheap one but also its editing and directing that, to be honest, at times work out quite laughable. Guess they had a decent enough story to work with but the movie overall gives you the impression they really messed things up as they started to go along with it.

Another big issue with this movie is its acting. Didn't even seemed to me that halve of these people were professional actors but just friends and relatives of the crew who were given an opportunity to appear in an actual movie, for once in their lifetime. It was quite bad and made the movie even look more amateur like.

A movie that could had worked out under different (financional) circumstances but now just doesn't.

4/10

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