Blind Beast  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Blind Beast is a Japanese film directed by Yasuzo Masumura after a 1931 story by Edogawa Rampo, first released in 1969. It is the story of a blind sculptor who 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. The film shares similarities with The Collector by John Fowles, Boxing Helena (1993) and Tattoo (1981).

Parts of the film score were by Hikaru Hayashi.

Related: Japanese bondage - amputation in fiction - 1969 - Edogawa Rampo - Japanese cinema - Yasuzo Masumura

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