Seiju Gakuen (1974)




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A young Japanese woman in search of her missing mother discovers a sinister secret deep within the Sacred Heart Convent in director Noribumi Suzuki's notorious nun-exploitation classic. After taking religious vows to gain entry into the convent where her mother was last seen, Yumi Takigawa descends into a hedonistic world where sinful archbishops and whip-wielding nuns torment her in the most unholy manner imaginable.


Yumi Takigawa
as Maya Takigawa
Emiko Yamauchi
as Matsuko Ishida
Yayoi Watanabe
as Hisako Kitano
Ryouko Ima
as Natalie Green
Yoko Mihara
as Hisako Kitano
Rie Saotome
as Emi Takanami
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Critic Reviews for Seiju Gakuen

All Critics (2)

in the whole nunsploitation subgenre, only Walerian Borowczyk's Behind Convent Walls (1977) comes close to the visual heights attained here.

Aug 6, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

If nothing else, School of the Holy Beast is unlike anything you've seen before.

Sep 30, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Seiju Gakuen

Norifumi Suzuki's "School of the Holy Beast" is quite a shocking picture develing into themes of torture, brutality, catholicism, and lesbianism. It is the usual story of a young girl who's mother has died(I guess at the Covenant) so she decides to find out what happened. It's a ridiculous film but I couldn't help but admire the cool camera angles and bright use of vivid colors. As for the characters? My guess would be the filmmakers were more interested in the torture and sex these characters go through rather then the human conditions aspect.

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