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School of the Holy Beast (1974)
"Seijû gakuen" (original title)

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After the mysterious death of her mother, a young woman chooses to enter a convent to find out what happened. As soon as the door closes to the nunnery, the nuns start torturing the woman. ... See full summary »

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Yumi Takigawa ...
Maya Takigawa
Emiko Yamauchi ...
Matsuko Ishida
Yayoi Watanabe ...
Hisako Kitano
Ryouko Ima ...
Natarii Guriin (Natalie Green)
Harumi Tajima ...
Tamao Oka
Natsuko Yashiro ...
Kaoru Onotsuka (as Yûko Oribe)
Marie Antoinette ...
Janetto (Janet)
Emi Shiro ...
Youko Watanabe
Rie Saotome ...
Emi Takanami
Sanae Ôhori ...
Mie Mitsuko
Kyouko Negishi ...
Michiko Shinohara
Yumi Kimura ...
Keiko Kitano
Yôko Mihara ...
Sadako Matsumara
Akiko Mori ...
Aya Ogasahara
Fumio Watanabe ...
Priest Kakinuma
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After the mysterious death of her mother, a young woman chooses to enter a convent to find out what happened. As soon as the door closes to the nunnery, the nuns start torturing the woman. Also, the woman has to deal with a God-hating archbishop and a lesbian mother superior. Written by Anonymous

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Convent of the Sacred Beast  »

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Nunsploitation from Japan
3 October 2000 | by (tokyo japan) – See all my reviews

Movies involving suppressed sexual desires in a convent erupting into violence/rape/bizarre sexual behaviour (y'now,like THE DEVILS) are usually of European origin.But this cracker from Japan is one of the best of it's kind.It has some of the most disturbing yet hauntingly beautiful scenes of blasphemy i've ever seen.It has been screened in English as CONVENT OF THE SACRED BEAST,but i'm not sure how you'd track it down.But if you can,it's well worth seeing.


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