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Visions of Ecstasy

Overview

Banned in the U.K. upon its initial release in 1989, Nigel Wingrove's experimental art film Visions of Ecstasy portrays the prurient meditations of the 16th Century Carmelite nun St. Theresa. In 2008, the U.K.'s blasphemy laws were rescinded, paving the way for an official release of the film.
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Overview

Banned in the U.K. upon its initial release in 1989, Nigel Wingrove's experimental art film Visions of Ecstasy portrays the prurient meditations of the 16th Century Carmelite nun St. Theresa. In 2008, the U.K.'s blasphemy laws were rescinded, paving the way for an official release of the film.
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Special Features

Axel (1988, 8 min.); Faustine (1990, 2 min.); Sacred Flesh (2000, 72 min.); Visions of Ecstasy Outtakes; Interview with Nigel Wingrove (1990); Hail Mary! A Brief Peek at Nunsploitation (2009), a 24-minute documentary featuring interviews with Nigel Wingrove; ; "Finding Ecstasy on the Road to Redemption," a 36-page illustrated essay on the censorship of Visions of Ecstasy by the British Board of Film Classification and the legal battle to overturn the ruling (ROM content)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/27/2012
  • UPC: 738329101329
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Redemption
  • Language: English
  • Time: 19:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 27,815

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Louise Downie
Elisha Scott
Dan Fox
Technical Credits
Nigel Wingrove Director, Screenwriter
Ricardo Coll Cinematographer
Steven Severin Score Composer
John Stephenson Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Visions of Ecstasy
1. Chapter 1 [:09]
1. Stigmata [5:28]
2. Toppled Grail [5:58]
3. Bound with Jesus [8:21]
1. Axel (1988, 7 min.)
1. Faustine (1990, 2 min.)
1. Possessed
2. Spreading Hysteria
3. Mary & Helena
4. Confession
5. Secret Passions
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Visions of Ecstasy
   Play Film
   Chapters
   Extras
      The Films of Nigel Wingrove
         Sacred Flesh (2000, 72 min.)
            Play
            Chapters
      Visions of Ecstasy Out-Takes
      Nigel Wingrove Interview (1990)
      Hail Mary! A Brief Peek at Nunsploitation
      "Finding Ecstasy on the Road to Redemption"
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