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    Win BLIND BEAST Blu-ray From Arrow Video US and MVD Entertainment!

     Photo courtesy of Arrow Films. © KADOKAWA

    Source: Arrow Video US, MVD Entertainment Group
    Special Thanks to Clint Weiler

    Photo courtesy of Arrow Films. © KADOKAWA

    Arrow Video US and MVD Entertainment are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win their new Blu-ray of Daiei's BLIND BEAST (盲獣, Mōjū, 1969), a grotesque portrait of the bizarre relationship between a blind sculptor and his captive muse, adapted from a short story from Japan's foremost master of the macabre, Edogawa Rampo (Horrors of Malformed Men, The Black Lizard, Caterpillar).

    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. BLIND BEAST is a masterpiece of erotic horror that explores the all-encompassing and overwhelming relationship between the artist and his art and the obsessive closed world that the artist inhabits, with maestro director Yasuzō Masumura (GIANTS AND TOYS, IREZUMi) conjuring up a hallucinogenic dreamworld in which sensual and creative urges combine with a feverish intensity.

    Available August 24, Arrow's BLIND BEAST Blu-ray offers a High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film with the original uncompressed Japanese mono audio and optional English subtitles. Bonus Features include a brand new audio commentary by Asian cinema scholar Earl Jackson a newly filmed introduction by Japanese cinema expert Tony Rayns, a brand new visual essay by Japanese literature and visual studies scholar Seth Jacobowitz, the Original Trailer, an Image Gallery, and a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella. This first pressing also comes with an illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing by Virginie Sélavy. The SRP is $39.95.

    OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION

    Prize:

    A. There are four (4) prizes, each consisting of one (1) BLIND BEAST Blu-ray.

    B. The prizes will be shipped to the contest winners so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to participants in the United States and Canada.

    C. In the event that a winner chooses not to (or cannot) accept a prize, he or she forfeits all claim to that prize. D. One entry per person. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prizes allowed.

    Duration of contests:

    A. The "BLIND BEAST" contest runs from August 18 until 11:59pm on August 31, 2021.

    How to enter:

    A. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing.

    B. Be sure to write "IBLIND BEAST" in the subject header of your email entry. SciFi Japan often runs multiple contests at the same time, so any entries without "BLIND BEAST" in the subject header will be discarded.

    Determination of winners:

    A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information will be entered in the final drawing. The first four randomly drawn eligible entries will be judged the winners for this contest.

    B. SciFi Japan is not responsible for typographical, electronic or other errors in Internet operation affecting the offering, outcome, administration of the contest or the announcement of prizes. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

    C. The decision of Arrow Video US and SciFi Japan is final. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the SciFi Japan judges, which are final and binding in all respects.

    D. Following the drawing, winners will be notified via email.

    "BLIND BEAST" CONTEST

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    About Arrow Films

    Arrow Films is a leading independent entertainment distribution company, established in 1991. Operating in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, United States of America and Canada, Arrow Films is dedicated to supporting upcoming and established filmmakers of dynamic new cinema and developing an enviable slate of quality films that enjoy a lasting legacy across its award-winning branded labels, channels, and platforms.

    About MVD Entertainment Group

    MVD Entertainment Group is a full service music and movie distribution firm, exclusively representing thousands of audio and visual products for DVD, Bluray, CD, vinyl, and digital rights, worldwide. MVD also exclusively distributes a growing line of merchandise including limited edition collectibles, tee shirts, and more. “Serving Artists and Audiences” is MVD's purpose statement; it represents a commitment to the interests of the musicians, filmmakers, record labels, producers, managers, and every link in the supply chain. The customers are the Audience, from wholesalers, sub-distributors, major retail chains, online retailers, specialists, and independent mom and pop stores, all the way to the consumer. MVD Entertainment Group was founded in 1986 by Tom Seaman, an industry veteran with prior experience with The Record Hunter, Sam Goody, CBS Retail, and JEM Distribution. Tom, along with his family Elinor, Eve and Ed, initially focused on music videotapes. At the turn of the century, with the advent of DVD, MVD built a large catalog of exclusively distributed audiovisual content on DVDs, with special strength in music concert films, horror movies, documentaries, comedy, cult classics, and much more.

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