Cruel School

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School Of The Holy Beast draws from the compelling melodrama of The Scarlet Letter, the sensual beauty of Black Narcissus, the cloistered eroticism of Italian “nunsploitation” films, plus the anti-authoritarian satire and anarchic spirit of American women-in-prison films…and serves it all up Japanese style, in a Bento box of exhilarating blasphemy… It perfectly illustrates so much of what is horribly wrong with human beings in general and authority figures in particular. Its star, the exquisitely beautiful Yumi Takigawa, rises above it all like a Japanese Pam Grier, with a vengeance that is almost, well, Biblical

 

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