BLIND BEAST (warehouse; moujuu) (1969 JAPAN) D: YASUZO MASUMURA W: YOSHIO SHIRASUKA P: KAZUMUSA NAKANO/MASAICHI NAGATA
A shapely, sexy model (Mako Midori) narrates the story of how a blind amateur sculptor (Eiji Funakoshi) chloroformed and kidnapped her (while posing as a masseur) and held her captive in a large warehouse decorated with his sculptures of eyes, ears and mouths and body parts (the sets are amazing). Noriko Sengoku is the ageing, possessive mother who helps him keep her there. This outstanding and ahead-of-it`s-time Edgowa Rampo adaptation is a descent into erotic madness that i won`t spoil by explaining in too much detail. But see it at all costs.

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