De Sade R CC

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Hounded by the police on charges of inflammatory writing, the once handsome Marquis De Sade seeks refuge in an abandoned family mansion. This colorful movie depicts DeSade's life from childhood to manhood. A life infamous for erotic behavior, going from woman to woman, seeking a love that eludes him.

Starring:
Keir Dullea, Senta Berger
Runtime:
1 hour 44 minutes

De Sade

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Cy Endfield, Roger Corman, Gordon Hessler
Starring Keir Dullea, Senta Berger
Supporting actors Lilli Palmer, Anna Massey, Sonja Ziemann, Christiane Krüger, Uta Levka, Barbara Stanek, Susanne von Almassy, Friedrich Schoenfelder, Herbert Weissbach, Heinz Spitzner, Tilly Lauenstein, Ortrud Gross, John Huston, Maria Caleita, Rolf Eden, Eva Maria Gebel, Susanne Hsiao, Max Kiebach
Studio MGM
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Totally disgusting crap.
Carole J. Fisher
Here, he tries all too obviously to make the film "visual," and "stylish," with complex camera movements, shock cutting, disorienting filters, and overripe decor.
Charles S. Tashiro
Story line, acting, and plot is all sketchy.
Gene Tornatore

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Charles S. Tashiro on July 28, 2002
Format: DVD
Don't be fooled by the AIP pedigree of "De Sade." If you expect something like the inventive charge of Roger Corman's low-budget Poe adaptations, you will be seriously disappointed. For this misguided effort is both expensive and serious enough to manage the dubious achievement of making the Marquis de Sade boring.
It is by no means an ordinary failure. Visible talent went into it, and in fact the most interesting thing about the film is trying to figure out what went wrong. No doubt Richard Matheson's script, which has de Sade dropping in and out of fantasies and memories that may or may not be part of theatrical performances (there's a lot of "may or may not" in this movie) is part of the problem. This complex structure does nothing to add coherence to an opaque character, but in the right hands, say a Roger Vadim or a Mario Bava, it might at least make for a lushly fruity, passably entertaining movie.
I've seen only one other film by "De Sade's" director, Cy Endfield, the outpost-of-Empire adventure film "Zulu." It's a conservative, occasionally handsome bit of film making. Here, he tries all too obviously to make the film "visual," and "stylish," with complex camera movements, shock cutting, disorienting filters, and overripe decor. In the effort to be freewheeling, buxom beauties tumble in and out of de Sade's bed, dwarves deliver his toys on cue, a lot of bric-a-brac gets broken, curtains slashed, paintings burned, repeatedly and endlessly until you can't help wondering if de Sade's problem is simply having too much time and money on his hands. This trash heap of elaborately empty mannerisms proves only that Endfield has no sense at all of what to do with the material.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. on June 10, 2007
Format: DVD
I'll give it 5 stars! Yep 5 stars! It's not that bad of a movie and you gotta take it for what it is. It's a late 60's psychedlic type of film. Keir Dullea did a pretty good job playing the Marquis. The film tries to stick with the facts of the Marquis' life but at times seems to sway away a bit.

I'm gonna say that we have yet to see an accurate and brilliant film based on the Marquis de sade. Perhaps Benoit Jacquot's Sade would come pretty damn close but I know THE FILM will come in time. And so in the meantime, take De Sade as well as Franco's Justine, and even Quills as fun entertainment.

The only movie that seems to come full cirlce is Pasolini's Salo but that's based on one of The Marquis' writings and not his life. So it doesn't really count.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jenelle M. Smith on December 26, 2013
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I was not even able to get through it. Overall poor quality, this movie was just an excuse to make a T & A movie. Not worth the time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mystery Writer "Mercedes" on September 13, 2013
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I would not recommend this movie. I thought the organization of the movie was poorly done and the sound quality was not that good either.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By j on April 4, 2013
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not very good - did not hold my attention and I gave it up early - poor direction and acting
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 26, 2004
Format: DVD
This is not a documentary, but it is an excellent example of historical fiction.
Flawed, but still very engrossing and perhaps the most intriguing take on the legendary character.
You may be dissapointed if you want porn and sadism.
If you want a character study that provides insight into the heart, mind, and spirit of a tortured soul this is an excellent film.
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By rachelmc on May 7, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
ok, people, if anyone knows where to get a copy of this that hasn't been cut up and marked with red through any promising scenes, let me know!!!
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