- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: March 28, 2006
- Originally Released: 1971
- Label: Mondo Macabre
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: HELLISH CREATURES
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 04/11/2006
"Mr. Seria shoots as straightforwardly as Eric Rohmer, bringing us close to the girls' dementia but keeping a critical distance."
Two young French girls at a convent become influenced by forbidden books and begin to explore a dark world of perversion and sadism. Using their innocent exteriors as a front, they begin luring and trapping unsuspecting men into their twisted plans. In the 1970s, this highly controversial film was banned for blasphemy; it has strong anti-Catholic themes as well as scenes of a highly sexual and sinister nature.
Description by Ryko Distribution:
Don't Deliver Us From Evil
In 1970's France, two young convent girls become friends and decide to spend the summer together. However, their innocent bicycle rides and walks in the country soon develop a much more sinister side.
Influenced by their reading of forbidden books, they decide to explore the world of perversion and cruelty. They find a victim and use their innocent exterior to seduce and destroy him. Once they have stepped over the line, they find it impossible to stop. And soon they are contemplating the ultimate evil act.
Hugely controversial, the film was banned for blasphemy and has never been released in the US before. It's a film that should be viewed only by those with very open minds.
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