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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
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Madame de Buisson
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Derroches
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Madame Dusbois
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Prisoner
José Manuel Martín ...
Victor
Mike Brendel ...
Pierre
Harald Leipnitz ...
Raymond
Horst Frank ...
Marquis de Bressac
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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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| (Italian) | (2002 video release) (uncut) | (uncut)

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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 »

Goofs

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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Version of Marquis de Sade's Justine (1977) See more »

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Beautiful, yet uninspired sleaze.
18 October 2004 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

On paper, this looks like THE greatest exploitation idea ever! The vicious writings of Marquis de Sade brought to the screen by no less a person then the Godfather of sleaze: Jess Franco! And starring the fabulously outrageous Klaus Kinski as the Marquis. And there are several other aspects about this film that indicate that you're about to see a triumph in the euro-exploitation field. Like the rather big budget. Franco normally makes the most out of small budgets but here he actually had the chance to work with decent set pieces, costumes and actors. The cast is more than decent with Jack Palance, Howard Vernon (Franco regular) and the ravishing Maria Rohm and Romina Power. This latter one plays the title role and – as well as the entire film – disappoints. The movie is a series of unspectacular events and I never saw Franco this tame! Marquis de Sade: Justine is low on violence, low on nudity and extremely low surprises. Kinski is dreadfully underused and the whole thing is just too correct! Which is NOT Franco's trademark…

Of course, it's very stylish and guided by brilliant music. The sets are gorgeous and the two leading ladies remain a joy to stare (preferably when they keep their mouths shut). This certainly isn't Franco's finest film but I'll still prefer it over 99% of the amateurish crap that is brought out nowadays. Franco rules, but he had a bad day here!


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