Sight and Sound - 08/01/2006
"Along with the shock tactics, there are moments of surprising delicacy."
One of the chief purveyors of the Japanese New Wave cinema, auteur Yasuzo Masumara is the mastermind behind this frightening and erotic horror film. Based on a short story by Edogawa Rampo, BLIND BEAST tells the disturbing story of a blind sculptor who is obsessed with the female form. He caters to his unhealthy fixation by kidnapping an artists' model and holding her captive in his studio, exposed to his dirty touch. Presented here in uncut form, BLIND BEAST is an affecting study of sexual perversion.