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Deadly Sanctuary (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.

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(as Peter Welbeck)
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Rosemary Dexter ...
Claudine
Carmen de Lirio ...
Madame de Buisson
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Derroches
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Madame Dusbois
Serena Vergano ...
Prisoner
José Manuel Martín ...
Victor
Mike Brendel ...
Pierre
Harald Leipnitz ...
Raymond
Horst Frank ...
Marquis de Bressac
Angel Petit ...
Jasmin
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Marquise de Bressac
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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.

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Drama | Horror

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3 April 1969 (Italy)  »

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Deadly Sanctuary  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Enjoyable and a rather provocative movie
23 December 2002 | by (Norfolk, VA) – See all my reviews

This movie took place in France around the 17th century and focused on two sisters, one of them innocent and good and the other not so innocent and caniving. Their father is sent to exile and they are each left a small amount of money to take care of themselves and are asked to leave the convent in which they had lived. The bad sister tries to pursuade the other good sister to live with her in a whore house with her but the good sister would have nothing of that and she dicides to go off on her own away from her bad sister. Like an Alice in Wonderland adventure the good sister goes from place to place in search for a place to live and at each doorstep awaits unspeakable tourture and mayhem. Jack Palance plays a rather strange character as a leader of a sadistic cult that takes pleasure in watching and performing rituals of torture. His performance was short in this film and I wish that it could have been a longer role, not because he was good in it (because he lacked in character ) but because it could have made more sense with him in it. Klaus Kinski who also has a short lived role in this movie as the Marquie De Sade is exiled in prison and does nothing but sit at a table and writes the whole story about the two sisters and their adventures. His role makes no sense as he just gets tired of writing all those pages and calapses. The bad sister ends up getting hooked up with a rich Aristocrate and later finds her poor sister in a carnival in the midst of public humilitation after being branded a murderess by another person she seeked at one time in need for asylum. The bad sister listens to her poor sisters story and takes care of her in the end. There is a moral to this tale: You may endure many hardships, but in the end, you'll find the treasures you are given in the end.


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