The Sinful Nuns of St. Valentine: Remastered Edition [Blu-ray]
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I preach to the converted, and as far as this film goes it has only a smattering of what we're looking for in this genre. The nudity is there...kind of. Not a lot of it, but enough to warrant some interest in the film throughout it's entire length. I was hoping this would be similar to "The Convent of Hell", an erotic graphic novel which tells the story of a group of nuns which mistakenly summons the devil, who then goes about raping them and turning them into nymphomaniacs. Not quite the plot here, as it happens.
A dash of very minor and brief lesbianism (one mild scene) is the best on offer here, and a "sex" scene between the abbess and the "hero" is completely forgettable. The end of the film, which is awash with topless nuns in some sort of weird, possessed freak out, is a decent climax. The main nun--a young girl falsely accused of murdering another nun (which is the basis of the story, if you care)--is the best looking, but unfortunately has almost the least on display. Of course, something which the director calls "violence" is present, but....whatever. Towards the end of the film a topless nun hanging is as extreme as it gets. However, there is a stirring moment when the nuns' true spiritual allegiance is revealed by a
creepy painting on the wall late in the movie.
The dvd notes claim it is all remastered, and maybe it is. And boy are they proud of how they transferred the audio to DAT and reprocessed it!Read more ›
I have to start off by asking how you can begin with a title like The Sinful Nuns of St. Valentine and manage to go so hideously wrong. And yet here I am, having watched Sergio Grieco's ridiculous attempt at making a nunspolitation flick last night, asking that very question, because The Sinful Nuns of St. Valentine goes so hideously wrong at every turn it could have, resulting in an incoherent mess of a movie that you would do very well to avoid at all costs.
The main thread of the plot involves Lucita (The Psychic's Jenny Tamburi), a novice at the Convent of St. Valentine during the days of the Inquisition. She's hopelessly in love with Esteban (The House by the Cemetery's Paolo Malco), who's currently being hunted by said Inquisition on suspicion of heresy and the murder of a bishop (which of these two things is more serious depends on which Inquisitor you happen to be talking to at any given time). Lucita's friend Josefa (When Men Carried Clubs and Women Played Ding-Dong's Bruna Beani in one of her final screen appearances) is also a novice, but has a lot more trouble, shall we say, conforming to the rules, which leads to a lot of topless flogging (and some turned-on nuns). On her way to an audience with the abbess (Spirits of the Dead's Françoise Prévost), Josefa is murdered, on the same night Lucita and Esteban plan to run away together; when Lucita is found wide awake and dressed in her bed, pretending to be asleep, the Inquisitor in charge of the case (The Godfather's Corrado Gaipa) assumes her to be guilty. Oddly, she does not protest her innocence, despite the abbess believing she had nothing to do with it...
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Though this exploitative film is decently acted, it is mired in melodrama and sometimes unintentionally laughable in its cinematically bizarre evocation of the Inquisition, complete with erotic goings on, torture, and demonic characters.
In Italian with English subtitles, the Blu-ray release contains trailers of other releases in the label's Redemption series.
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Average film about a love story, a corrupt abbess and the Church. There is a young lady, who wants to marry a man from a rival family, but her father sends her to a convent. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Michael D. Chlanda
I have to say it is a very good film, for what it is. If they had big money to spend on it I am sure it would have won many awards. Read morePublished on November 28, 2013 by A. Wolf
had ok plot but little story, nudity with little sexuality. Offers a few twists without the awe factor, and little excitement with no horror.Published on August 23, 2013 by M.J. Vaughn Oloffson
The Spanish Inquisition was a terrible period in history, as many people perished and were savagely tortured for unjust, political and fanatical reasons - nothing to do with God. Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by Carlos E. Velasquez
Just kind of an excuse for perversion. Had and interesting plot though. I can't say that I disliked it comletely.Published on June 5, 2013 by Robert
The Italian genre which was dubbed 'Nunsploitation' over two decades ago came to fruition with the notoriety of Director Ken Russell's masterpiece 'THE DEVILS'-1971 and almost... Read morePublished on June 3, 2013 by William Amazzini
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