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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 Yôko Mihara ... Sadako Matsumara
Akiko Mori Akiko Mori ... Aya Ogasahara
Fumio Watanabe 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 February 1974 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Convent of the Sacred Beast See more »

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Toei Tokyo See more »
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Nunsploitation from Japan
3 October 2000 | by white pongoSee 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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