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Behind the Convent Walls (1978) Arrow LE Blu-ray Region B

Behind the Convent Walls (1978) Arrow LE Blu-ray Region B

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A lushly filmed exploration of the relationship between flesh and spirit from Polish provocateur Walerian Borowczyk, director of Blanche, The Beast, and Immoral Tales.

Behind the walls of an apparently serene convent, a zealous abbess tries in vain to keep order and prevent her sexually repressed charges from experiencing the sins of the flesh. When the unfortunate young nuns get out of control, the church inflicts cruel punishment for their carnal crimes.

Erotic, colourful and highly charged, Behind Convent Walls features striking handheld cinematography by Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria) and the final performance of Borowczyk’s wife, Ligia Branice.

Product Features


  • New 2K restoration by Arrow Films from the original 35mm camera negatives
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original lossless English and Italian mono audio options
  • Optional English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Brand new audio commentary by film critic Justine Smith
  • Anarchic Nuns and the Artistry of Desire, a new appreciation by film scholar Virginie Sélavy
  • Brief Von Paris (1975), a short film by Walerian Borowczyk
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by film scholar Kat Ellinger and original press notes
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