For those of non-Catholic backgrounds, this defrocked sub-genre may not have the same fetish-y allure of the taboo, but everyone can understand the titillation of profaning the sacred and despoiling the supposedly pure. Here, he's most clearly riffing on Ken Russell's controversial 1971 film The Devils, which may not have sparked the whole nunsploitation genre, but certainly fanned the flames. Valentine, Grieco injects the usual sisters-amok business with a star-crossed lovers tale, a la Romeo & Juliet, set in 16th century Spain.Our hero, Esteban (Paolo Malco)with a goofy pageboy haircutis introduced fleeing from soldiers of the Inquisition, having been unjustly marked as a heretic and murderer, for reasons we'll eventually understand.This was a very good movie with a good plot, like Flavia the Heritic.In order to be reunited with her true love, a young woman forced to live in a convent must resist seduction by her lesbian cellmate, endure the deranged tortures of the Inquisition, and escape from a madhouse within the convent walls.There is not a lot of nudity, but some very nice full frontal, never graphic.Not very bloody but yet plenty of red stains the screen.To see more postings, search for "exploitation", "sexploitation" and "stag film".Other film clips and promos include: Olga's House of Shame, The Defilers, The Love Girls, Rent-A-Girl, Olga's Girls, Motel Confidential, Cool It Baby, All Women are Bad, The Ramrodder, Honey, women in prison and '30s French fetish films, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, et al. Its available on Youtube, I watched it in subtitles ay [email protected]
Valentine while at the same time, sending men to hunt down Esteban and, of course, siccing the Inquisition on him. Wounded in a swordfight, Esteban hides out in the convent while he recovers.
After being shot in the shoulder, falling off his horse, and engaging his pursuers in a clumsily choreographed sword fight, Esteban manages to escape through the woods and holes up in the St.