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Blind Beast (1969)

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

Director:

Yasuzô Masumura

Writers:

Rampo Edogawa (story), Yoshio Shirasaka
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Cast

Cast overview:
Eiji Funakoshi ... Michio / sculpter
Mako Midori Mako Midori ... Aki / Model
Noriko Sengoku ... Michio's Mother
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Horror

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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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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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One of the better movies within its genre.
3 November 2009 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Yes, believe it or not, these weird, artistic looking, violent, sadomasochism movies are actual part of a much larger genre, that mostly the Japanese have specialized in. Its genre is often hard to watch but at the same time you will also be able to appreciate the visual beauty and delicateness of the movie.

Out of all the movies I have seen so far that can be put under the same label as "Môjû", this movie is certainly one of the better ones. Its storytelling shock you more than the actual images of the movie and visually it's also a great looking movie with grand and unusual looking sets. It's definitely an artistic movie but it's story will still grab everyone, no matter how simplistic it and odd it all gets at times.

Even though in essence its a sadomasochism movie, the movie is more focused on its psychological sexual aspects and how the characters experience them. There is nudity and gore but that is not just simply what the movie is supposed to be all about.

It's definitely a movie you simply need to experience. A lot can be written about it but it in no way can capture the essence and mood of the movie.

8/10

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

April 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Beast See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daiei Studios, Daiei See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Daieicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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