Blu-ray release: ‘Blind Beast’

By   |  Jul 27, 2021

Arrow Video are bringing the 1969 Japanese erotic horror film ‘Blind Beast’ (盲獣) to UK Blu-ray on August 24, 2021.

Directed by Yasuzo Masumura and based on a short story by Edogawa Rampo, the film revolves around a blind sculptor who kidnaps an artists’ model and imprisons her in his warehouse studio. The cast includes Eiji Funakoshi, Mako Midori, and Noriko Sengoku.

Synopsis: An artist’s model, Aki (Mako Midori), is abducted, and awakens in a dark warehouse studio whose walls are decorated with outsized women’s 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.

• High Definition (1080p) presentation
• Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio
• Optional English subtitles
• New audio commentary by Earl Jackson
• New introduction by Tony Rayns
• Blind Beast: Masumura the Supersensualist – visual essay by Seth Jacobowitz
• Original Trailer
• Image Gallery
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and new art by Tony Stella
• Illustrated booklet [First press only]

‘Blind Beast’ is available to pre-order now from

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