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School of the Holy Beast (1974)

Seijû gakuen (original title)
In order to investigate her mother's strange death, a woman enters a sacred convent run by hypocritical, perverse nuns.

Director:

Norifumi Suzuki (as Noribumi Suzuki)

Writers:

Masahiro Kakefuda, Norifumi Suzuki (as Noribumi Suzuki)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yumi Takigawa Yumi Takigawa ... Maya Takigawa
Emiko Yamauchi Emiko Yamauchi ... Matsuko Ishida
Yayoi Watanabe Yayoi Watanabe ... Hisako Kitano
Ryouko Ima Ryouko Ima ... Natarii Guriin (Natalie Green)
Harumi Tajima Harumi Tajima ... Tamao Oka
Natsuko Yashiro Natsuko Yashiro ... Kaoru Onotsuka (as Yûko Oribe)
Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette ... Janetto (Janet)
Emi Jô Emi Jô ... Youko Watanabe (as Emi Shiro)
Rie Saotome Rie Saotome ... Emi Takanami
Sanae Ôhori Sanae Ôhori ... Mie Mitsuko
Kyouko Negishi Kyouko Negishi ... Michiko Shinohara
Yumi Kimura Yumi Kimura ... Keiko Kitano
Yôko Mihara ... Sadako Matsumara
Akiko Mori Akiko Mori ... Aya Ogasahara
Fumio Watanabe Fumio Watanabe ... Priest Kakinuma
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 February 1974 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

School of the Holy Beast See more »

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Toei Tokyo See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Wonderful Japanese nunsploitation flick.
16 March 2006 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

When a young woman named Maya(Yumi Takigawa)decides to investigate her mother's death by entering a convent school,she discovers a horrific den of pleasure and sadomasochistic activities.Encounters with a randy archbishop and a lesbian mother superior lead to episodes of torture,which include the poor girl being bound topless by thorny vines and beaten with long-stemmed roses.Norifumi Suzuki's "School of the Holy Beast" is a chock full of sleaze,violence and blasphemy.Still the film is visually stunning and the use of colors is execellent.The script pulls no punches in criticizing the hypocrisy of the Catholic church.The story is interesting,the nudity is expicit and there is plenty of symbolism.Overall,I enjoyed this film very much and you should too,if you are a fan of sleazy nunsploitation sub-genre.9 out of 10.


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