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Rape of the Soul (2006)

A documentary that argues that many pieces of Catholic religious art have for hundreds of years contained embedded (subliminal) images that have promoted sex, violence, and the degradation of the Church.

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Michael A. Calace
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Michael A. Calace ... Himself
Stanley Monteith Stanley Monteith ... Himself (as Dr. Stanley Monteith)
Robert Swan ... Narrator (voice)
Wilson Bryan Key Wilson Bryan Key ... Himself
Marc Oster Marc Oster ... Himself
Judith Reisman Judith Reisman ... Herself (as Dr. Judith Reisman)
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A documentary that argues that many pieces of Catholic religious art have for hundreds of years contained embedded (subliminal) images that have promoted sex, violence, and the degradation of the Church.

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You will never look at art the same way again


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Rated R for sexual references and images
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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Was acquired by the Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the permanent collection. See more »

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Pange Lingua
Written by St. Thomas Aquinas
Composed by Stephen Bashaw (ASCAP)
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The honest truth has finally been told and shown
9 April 2007 | by sallyddSee all my reviews

I had to see this film as it never left my mind after it premiered, even though I wanted to think it was ridiculous. It stayed in my Boston theater for 7 weeks, and each passing week I was sure it would be gone, which would give me the excuse to say I missed it.

I would have to lie to stick with my original impression before seeing it, as I had previously blogged that it was bogus without seeing it first. That was a foolish mistake.

It's emotional to watch painting after painting clearly implicating cardinals, bishops, priests and brothers of my Church, and there are loads of documents as well.

The worst for me is that I have (had) a huge pieces of one of these "famous" artworks in my house and it is shown clearly in the film that it contains shocking sexual embedded imagery. God help me! How did I miss this? Now my "artwork" is in the garbage! I guess it is somewhat of a comfort that even the techniques of these embeds are explained, especially on this piece of art and how the eyes and brain work and how the sick artists funded by the Church embed the blasphemous and sexual images.

Both the director Michael A. Calace and Dr. Wilson Bryan Key show graphically how the eye strikes art at certain predetermined places on the works of these horror artists, yet misses the places where the embedded image is located.

I thought fantastic information was supposed to make one feel good all around. At least I know the honest truth.


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