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SCHOOL
OF THE HOLY BEAST
(Cult Epics) 1974. Nunploitation. Japanese with English subtitles. Not Rated, violence, nudity.  Hoping to discover the truth, Yumi enrols in the same Convent that her mother was in at the time of her death. While there, Yumi discovers that the place is run by a group of psychotic nuns who’ll stop at nothing to keep the Convent’s history a dirty little secret.
     
While there are scenes that will certainly disturb the hard core Christian, the “shock” actually gets more in the way of the decent story than it should. Of course, the torture is still fun. Directed by sexploitation legend Norifumi Suzuki, the shooting is good, but the colors captured are phenomenal. Although the blood is minimal, there are scenes of various types of torture. You will see some topless nudity with one almost butt shot that could’ve been, but wasn’t. Extras include,
Interview with Actress Yumi Takigawa, an interview with some arsehole movie critic (what do these jerks know?), and theatrical trailer. – Denis Sheehan

 

 

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