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Blind Beast 盲獣, Mōjū (1969) (Blu Ray) (Arrow Video) (English Subtitles) (US Version)

Blind Beast 盲獣, Mōjū (1969) (Blu Ray) (Arrow Video) (English Subtitles) (US Version)

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Blind Beast 盲獣, Mōjū (1969) (Blu Ray) (Arrow Video) (English Subtitles) (US Version)

Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?

Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Country of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)

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Blind Beast<\/i> is a grotesque portrait of the bizarre relationship between a blind sculptor and his captive muse, adapted from a short story from Japans foremost master of the macabre, Edogawa Rampo (Horrors of Malformed Men<\/i>, The Black Lizard<\/i>, Caterpillar<\/i>).<\/p>

An artists model, Aki (Mako Midori), is abducted, and awakens in a dark warehouse studio whose walls are decorated with outsized womens body parts eyes, lips, legs and breasts and dominated by two recumbent giant statues of male and female nudes. Her kidnapper introduces himself as Michio (Eiji Funakoshi), a blind sculptor whom she had witnessed previously at an exhibition in which she featured intently caressing a statue of her naked torso. Michio announces his intention of using her to sculpt the perfect female form. At first defiant, she eventually succumbs to his intense fixation on her body and finds herself drawn into his sightless world, in which touch is everything.<\/p>

Blind Beast<\/i> is a masterpiece of erotic horror that explores the all\-encompassing and overwhelming relationship between the artist and his art and the obsessive closed world that the artist inhabits, with maestro director Yasuzo Masumura (Giants and Toys<\/i>, Irezumi<\/i>) conjuring up a hallucinogenic dreamworld in which sensual and creative urges combine with a feverish intensity.<\/p>



  • High Definition Blu\-ray (1080p) presentation<\/li>
  • Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio<\/li>
  • Optional English subtitles<\/li>
  • Brand new audio commentary by Asian cinema scholar Earl Jackson<\/li>
  • Newly filmed introduction by Japanese cinema expert Tony Rayns<\/li>
  • Blind Beast: Masumura the Supersensualist<\/i>, a brand new visual essay by Japanese literature and visual studies scholar Seth Jacobowitz<\/li>
    • Original Trailer<\/li>
    • Image Gallery<\/li>
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella<\/li><\/p>

      FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated booklet featuring new writing by Virginie Sélavy<\/p>








McLoughlin comes alive in the finale the last punch of ''One Dark Night'' delivers impressive cinematic power. It's a shame it takes so long to get to all the face-melting insanity, but in a rare case for a horror endeavor, its worth to wait.

FOUR STARS [out of five] a guilty pleasure that is horrible in an endearing way. --Dread Central

Good, scary fun! --DVD Verdict

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