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Confessional
     

The Confessional

Director: Pete Walker

Cast: Anthony Sharp, Norman Eshley, Sheila Keith

 

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British sleaze artist Pete Walker applies his characteristic sleazy, ultra-violent touch to this audacious, Catholic-bashing tale. A deranged, sex-mad priest (Anthony Sharpe) exploits the sanctity of his office as a means of harassing young women who confide their sins in his confessional, recording their confessions in order to blackmail them into doing his vile

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British sleaze artist Pete Walker applies his characteristic sleazy, ultra-violent touch to this audacious, Catholic-bashing tale. A deranged, sex-mad priest (Anthony Sharpe) exploits the sanctity of his office as a means of harassing young women who confide their sins in his confessional, recording their confessions in order to blackmail them into doing his vile bidding. Eventually, evidence of these transgressions reaches other members of his parish (including his mother), prompting him to bump them off in creative ways, utilizing the trappings of his profession -- strangulation by rosary, arsenic-laced communion wafers, bludgeoning by incense burner, etc. Much criticism has been leveled against this film for its unabashed attacks on Catholicism, but it's really Walker's trademark amoral approach to filmmaking that elicits a strong urge to take a hot bath after viewing.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/2006
UPC:
0631595060799
Original Release:
1975
Rating:
NR
Source:
Shriek Show
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Anamorphic widescreen presentation (1.85:1); Photo gallery; Trailers; 5.1 surround sound; Audio commentary with Pete Walker and "English Gothic" author Jonathan Rigby; Courting Controversy: An Insider's Look at the Films of Pete Walker, featuring all-new interviews with director Pete Walker, scriptwriter David McGillivray, director of photography Peter Jessop, and others; Sheila Keith: A Nice Old Lady? - a dedication to Peter Walker's cult actress and icon of British film horror

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Disc #1 -- The Confessional: House of Mortal Sin
1. Chapter 1 [4:44]
2. Chapter 2 [3:59]
3. Chapter 3 [8:22]
4. Chapter 4 [6:59]
5. Chapter 5 [9:48]
6. Chapter 6 [6:31]
7. Chapter 7 [7:53]
8. Chapter 8 [4:59]
9. Chapter 9 [25:04]
11. Chapter 10 [9:20]
12. Chapter 11 [6:52]
13. Chapter 12 [:22]

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