Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Castro's Abbess (1974)

Director: Armando Cripino

Starring: Barbara Bouchet, Pier Paolo Capponi, Ida Galli, Antonio Cantafora, Mara Venier, Luciana Turina, Ciro Ippolito, Stefano Oppedisano, Serena Spaziani

More info: IMDb

Plot: Set during the medieval age at time where the world is in the grip of plague and starvation, Elena (Bouchet) is the Mother Superior of a large convent who is caught in the grip of a moral torment. Still morning the death of her love, the bandit Giulio, and she resists any and all men - including the Archbishop who is mad with desire for Elena. The Bishop compels Elena to forget this man and introduces the pain of torture to assist her. Eventually Elena’s desire for love overpowers her will and she accepts his love. Elena soon discovers that she is pregnant with the Archbishops child, causing a deadly situation for him. The local Cardinal learns of this sinful spawn and seeks the identity of the father. The nunnery is thrown into chaos as the Cardinal brutally tortures the Sisters for information.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Part of the Nunsploitation Project (July & August 2013). Click here for more naughty nun insanity!

At the center of this Nunsploitation flick is a love story.

But being how this is Italian and it's the mid-70s you get a little exploitation, too, which includes a little skin...

...a little torture, violence and blood...

...let's have some more nudity...

...some WTF moments...

...and finish it with some heavy shit!

Despite the shitty VHS print, it's a good movie.  I wouldn't mind watching it again if a nice, clean widescreen print showed up.  There's enough exploitation elements throughout it to keep those interested who are less inclined to watch a romantic drama.  I dug it.  Besides, you can never have too much Barbara Bouchet.   Hubba, hubba!

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