Blu-ray

Visions of Ecstasy

Street Date:
October 23rd, 2012
Movie Release Year:
1989
MPAA Rating:
Unrated
Studio:
Redemption
Length:
89 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Plot Synopsis:

Visions of Ecstasy, an experimental art film made in 1989, is theonly film ever to have been banned outright in the UK solely on the grounds of blasphemy. Further, its depiction and interpretation of the erotic imaginings of the 16th Century Carmelite nun, St. Teresa, were such that the film's banning was upheld in an historic judgment at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in a case that took seven years to reach its conclusion. Now, due to the abolition of the UK's blasphemy laws in 2008, Visions of Ecstasy is finally being released.

Also included on this disc is the director's nunsploitation feature, Sacred Flesh (2000) (in SD), in which a Mother Superior struggles with her sexual desires in a series of imagined dialogues with Mary Magdalene while her mind torments her with images of sexual perversion, lesbianism and sadomasochism along with the short film Axel.