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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 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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Drama | Horror

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

April 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Beast See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Daieicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

Remade as Môjû tai Issunbôshi (2001) See more »

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Where art and perversity meet.
29 March 1999 | by freakusSee all my reviews

This is a wonderfully bizarre tale of the exploration of the senses. It starts out with a blind sculptor (Michio) kidnapping a beautiful model to fully explore her "perfect" body to create a masterpiece. The focus of the artist and model gradually shifts from the tension of the imprisonment to the imprisonment of the senses. As Aki (the model) loses her sense of sight, she and Michio search for ever more intense forms of tactile communication including beatings, stabbings and the demented climax (I'm not telling...). I'm betting you've never seen a movie quite like it.


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