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Behind Convent Walls (1978)

Howard Ross , Ligia Branice , Walerian Borowczyk  |  Unrated |  DVD
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Howard Ross, Ligia Branice
  • Directors: Walerian Borowczyk
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Enhanced, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French, Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Cult Epics
  • DVD Release Date: March 30, 2010
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0030Y11YC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,707 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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An erotic film set in a convent, where a Mother Superior tries to maintain order to prevent the nuns from temptation. But when things get out of control, the church inflicts cruel punishment to the nuns for their sins. Behind Convent Walls is an erotic arthouse films by Cult director Walerian Borowzcyk (The Beast). One of the most beautifully shot Nunsploitation films, alongside School of the Holy Beast, with cinematography by Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria).

Special Features:

  • English/French/Italian Language Tracks With Optional English Subtitles
  • Widescreen Version (16x9 Enhanced)
  • Working With Boroczyk: Exclusive Interview With Luciano Tovoli
  • Featurette: Behind The Walls
  • Lobbycard Gallery
  • Trailer

Editorial Reviews

Alessandro Partexano, Gabriella Giacobbe, Howard Ross. As Mother Superior tries to keep her convent nuns obedient and resisting temptation, this soft-core nunsploitation film shows cruel and unusual punishment for the sinful (but beautiful) women of the order." In Italian with English audio & subtitles. 1978/color/95 min/NR/widescreen.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars If These Walls Could Talk... November 16, 2010
After hearing about this rare 'Art House' nunsploitation film from director Walerian Borowzcyk ('The Beast') for years, and having seen almost all similar films in this genre, I had to admit my expectations were somewhat elevated when Cult Epics finally released the 'uncut widescreen version for the first time' this year (2010). I have seen three Borowzcyk films prior to this one, and have to admit I wasn't impressed with his 'highly regarded' directorial skills in the least. But you never know, so I gave this one a shot.

The lack of budget is apparent moments into the film - almost every scene is shot in a hallway, doorway or small bedroom rather than a Grand Room or film set. The limitations of using natural light are a strain occasionally, but add a strange illumination at other times. The use of hand-held cameras for most of the filming is another example of budgetary constraints, but when shooting in such close confines was probably mandatory. There are also too many choppy, sloppy edits for a seasoned director of legendary stature, IMHO. But what do I know? I do know this - this film is not the great art house cinema it's touted as, unless you're also adding Joe D'Amato's 'Images In A Convent' to the list (which is as close to art house cinema as D'Amato ever got, and I consider it to be a superior film all around).

All nunsploitation film plots come from one of two sources: 'The Nun Of Monza' or 'The Devils Of Loudon', and both are true accounts historically speaking, and this film, like most nun flicks, comes from the former chronicle. The product itself states it's sourced from Stendhal's writings, but they too were based on 'The Nun Of Monza', but it has little to do with either.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars disappointing June 7, 2012
By M. Gay
I bought this because it was the uncut version. There is a lot of nudity in this movie. There is one explicit scene where a nun carves a stick into a dildo then masturbates with it. Another scene that should have been explicit was too dark to see the penetration or the actual pounding of her private parts. It is too dark to make out clear detail in the nude scenes except for the short masturbation scene which is too dark to see the penetration. Do not buy this movie for a plot because it has a very weak one that has an unrealistic ending but that is not why you would buy this one anyway.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars If you are looking for sex this is not the movie July 13, 2011
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From what I can tell this movie is a somewhat factual account of what actually took place. There is nudity in the movie and several sex scenes. The sex scenes and not explicit nor are they erotic.
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