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Blind Love

3.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Winner of the Silver Medal at the 2005 Pink Eiga Awards, BLIND LOVE tells of a blind woman falling in love with a short ventriloquist just by listening to his voice. However, when she meets him she mistakes the ventriloquist for his much taller assistant. What ensues is a quirky and touching story of mistaken identity and awakening sexuality. The film had its North American premier at the prestigious 2009 New York Asian Film Festival.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Shota Kotaki, Konatsu, Yota Kawase, Rio Mochizuki, Yutaka Ikejima
  • Directors: Daisuke Goto
  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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    Not Rated
  • Studio: Pink Eiga
  • DVD Release Date: November 23, 2009
  • Run Time: 65 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002VB69YW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,558 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Blind Love" on IMDb

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By Woopak VINE VOICE on December 27, 2009
Format: DVD
I have often said that Japanese "pink" films have a more intricate storyline and even has a moral message than your regular exploitive soft core seen on cable television. Director/writer Daisuke Goto's "Blind Love" (2005) is his follow up to his sleeper hit "A Lonely Cow Weeps At Dawn" and follows the formula of other pink erotic dramas. The film has themes of loneliness, insecurities and love that is captured through its portrayal of lust and desire. The film is an Official selection in the 2009 New York Asian film festival.

Daisuke (played by Shota Kotaki, Patlabor 2) is a struggling ventriloquist whose career may be on its last legs. Aside from his career issues, Daisuke has a very opportunistic and greedy ex-wife and has several personal insecurities. One day, a blind woman named Hikari (Konatsu) becomes infatuated with his act and falls in love with his voice. However, she mistakes him for his taller assistant Yoichi (Yota Kawase) when he meets him in his dressing room. For reasons unknown, Daisuke lets the mistake play out as it leads to a quirky, bizarre relationship based on mistaken identity and sexual awakening.

The themes in "Blind Love" are easy to spot. When we meet Daisuke, we see him having sex with his ex-wife who he actually has to pay after their divorce. He kind of represents that meek, gentle insecure man whom a woman would have to get to know before they grow fond of him. The direction brings the audience into his character with the opening scenes so that it would be better to understand and have sympathy for him. Hikari is one woman who tries to be confident; yet she is also insecure in a way because of her handicap. The bad guy in the film is Yoichi, Daisuke's promiscuous assistant; who takes advantage of almost any situation.
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I've stopped expecting much from these movies. Just expect some nudity, sex scenes (which usually look horribly fake) and a story that dont make much sense or else doesnt seem to have much of a point. I really don't understand how someone could rave that a film like this is amazing.
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I saw this film at New York Film Festival in June. The Director, Daisuke Goto is amazing!! He is my favorite Pink Eiga director from Japan! He is just genius... he always creates the polished scenario, which is to be produced only at Pink Eiga production.
As the heroine is blind, the story goes to be twisted and very sad. Soon you will be involved into the story from the beginning... All the characters are attractive, and adorable. Nothing is missing. This is the best of the best Pink Eiga!
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Pink Eiga is a genre defined in eroticism and powerful narration. Blind Love is certainly no exception.

Blind Love is the story of a goofy, slightly eccentric and self obsessed ventriloquist, his lanky brute assistant and a young beautiful blind girl.
The movie is rife with commentary on the state of humanity and the concept that love is truly blind.

Throughout the film, there are sequences that are sure to shock certain audiences, after all it is a Pink film, a genre that is not known for its innocence.
However when one looks past the gratuitous and over the top sex scenes, one may find a certain connection and continuity to all of it. Why is the scene here? What role does it play? These are just some of the deeper questions that audiences may ask. Going deeper one can see a truly heartwarming message of love and betrayal, of lost innocence and a final coup de gras of redemption.
It's not your typical love story with light and dark intermixed throughout the film. Some scenes will place the antagonist in the protagonist costume and vice a versa, but really when it comes down to it, this film illustrates humanity in it's darkest moment when dealing with matters of the heart.
Hikari's character retains a certain innocence about her, possibly using the blindness factor as a metaphor for love, while the relationship between her and ventriloquist seems to be symbolic of puppetry. The assistant being the puppet and the ventriloquist pulling the strings behind the pseudo love between them.
One may be led to believe the puppet master himself is truly an evil man, why would he lead on this girl to believe that he is the assistant just because she loves the sound of his voice. Could it be a plot to get the assistant laid?
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