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Marquis de Sade's Justine (1969)
"Marquis de Sade: Justine" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  3 April 1969 (Italy)
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A woman named Justine is used and abused by all manner of perverts, freaks and sexual deviants.


(as Jess Franco)


(as Peter Welbeck)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosemary Dexter ...
Carmen de Lirio ...
Madame de Buisson
Du Harpin
Gustavo Re ...
Madame Dusbois
Serena Vergano ...
José Manuel Martín ...
Mike Brendel ...
Harald Leipnitz ...
Horst Frank ...
Marquis de Bressac
Angel Petit ...
Marquise de Bressac


A woman named Justine is used and abused by all manner of perverts, freaks and sexual deviants.

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An erotic fantasy horror from the tortured pen of The Marquis de Sade.


Drama | Horror


R | See all certifications »



Release Date:

3 April 1969 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Deadly Sanctuary  »

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| (Italian) | (2002 video release) (uncut) | (uncut)

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1.66 : 1
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In an interview on the Anchor Bay DVD release, Jesús Franco says he originally wanted Rosemary Dexter as Justine, but the American partners in the film insisted upon Romina Power. Franco compared her performance to a window dummy. See more »


The sound we hear on the soundtrack (at c. 26 minutes) is clearly the spanking of bare flesh but the film shows that the blows only strike clothed buttocks. See more »


Version of Justine and Juliette (1975) See more »

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Somewhat Entertaining, But Relatively Un-Sleazy Sleaze Film...
9 May 2006 | by (St. John's Abortion Clinic) – See all my reviews

Jess Franco's interpretation of the Marquis de Sade's Justine, seems a bit tame for my taste. I really wasn't expecting much going into this (it IS Jess Franco, after all...) so I can't say I was that disappointed. I was expecting a pretty average sleaze film, and that's what I got...

Justine and her sister are banished from a private school when their father dies and leaves them no money for tuition. The one sister goes to a whorehouse to work, Justine decides that ain't her thing. The rest of the film is pretty much comprised of Justine being subjected to different forms of exploitation that would have been way worse than what she would have experienced in the whorehouse...

Nothing really notable about JUSTINE, other than the beautiful women that show far too little skin. Don't get me wrong - there is nudity in the film - even some brief full-frontal - but it's never long enough or in the right situation to be arousing or memorable. The acting is decent - the sets and costumes are very well done, and the story is relatively entertaining - but it tends to drag. It actually took me three viewings to watch it all the way through, because I kept falling asleep (though I partially blame that on the bourbon...). Not a horrible film, worth a look to exploit fans, just don't expect too much...6/10

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