The film became infamous in the UK after it was placed on the DPP list of 72 video nasties, and the initial Redemption video release in 1993 was cut by 13 seconds to edit a scene where an old woman's face and eyes are stabbed with needles and a scalpel. The cuts were fully restored in the 2007 Shameless DVD release.
The first german video release with the title "Geständnis einer Nonne" (Bavaria Video/IMV Video) was cut by about two minutes to remove gory sequences. The later german Video release, entitled "Die Nonne" (I.F.R. Video) presents the uncut version.