Don’t Deliver Us from Evil DVD (Mondo Macabro) (NTSC Region 1)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.
THERE ARE THREE DOCUMENTARY EXTRAS ON THE DISC!!!
The first is an interview with the film’s writer/director Joel Seria. He explains how he entered the business and where he got the idea from for this, his first feature film. He explains the motivation behind the film and talks about the controversy that it aroused. The film was banned in France for nearly a year and had to be cut before release.
The second interview is with one of the film’s two female leads – Jeanne Goupil. This was her first film and she explains how she got the part and the political convictions that powered her performance. She also discusses the complex sexual and moral issues raised by the film and how she dealt with them.
The third documentary is an interview with British crime expert Paul Buck. He talks about how he first came across the film and its connection with the true life murder case that also inspired Peter Jackson’s 1995 film Heavenly Creatures. Paul goes on to discuss the issue of female murderers and couples who kill.
- NTSC All Region
- French with English Subtitles
- Anamorphic Widescreen