Rarement le rapport sadomasochiste extrême a été abordé de cette façon au cinéma et malgré les évidentes et compréhensibles (auto)censures de l'époque, l'oeuvre fortement méconnue de Yasuzo Masumura reste troublante, voire dérangeante, en tous cas incontournable... www.cinefiches.com
I didn't know what I was getting into. This is a very unusual and original film that manages to surprise throughout. Its short running time works in its favour. I enjoyed the exploration of touch. Especially how the sense is elevated to such extremes that it becomes ridiculously entertaining. While the mother/son relationship is nothing new, the girl/mother interactions destroy the typical analysis in a fun way.
Lei è la più figa mai apparsa sul pianeta terra e anche il film è visivamente affascinante, ma visto nel 2017 non può certo mantenere la carica eversiva che poteva avere in quegli anni, l'incedere della trama diventa prevedibile e la tematica ormai sdoganata in mille modi non risulta più così scabrosa, percui malgrado sia un ottimo prodotto non me la sento di urlare al capolavoro
A psychosexual ballet. Forget the audio track - ironically, all you need is the play of shape, colour and form - of bodies in motion, apart and back together. The reasons for the movements are regular, common, meaningless. What matters: two in a dance of tooth and claw against a dark existential night, and finally folding into one another in the throes of agony and ecstasy - folding together into oblivion.
Kinda disappointed by this one compared to the other two Masumura's i've seen - Kisses and Giants and Toys. The last twenty minutes are original and engaging but everything which comes before is surprisingly formulaic - the mother character, the model constantly trying to escape, the innocence of the sculptor. Quite sad to have to write this after finding myself becoming a big fan of Masumura...
Wow - very stagey feel. In fact how about a stage version of Blind Beast? What great production design. This really feels like the Godfather of modern Japanese horror and the American cinema that copied it - Masumura once wrote "My goal, is to create an exaggerated depiction featuring only the ideas and passions of living human beings" I have to say he totally succeeded in Blind Beast.