the Rarest of the Nunsploitation Films!
Spanish title INES DE VILLALONGA 1.870 [Ines of Villalonga 1870]
also known as INES THE NOVICE
Jaime Jesus Balcazar [J. J. Balcazar]
starring: Monica Zanchi · Maria Rey · Antonio Marono · Marta Angelat ·
Daniel Martin · Gloria Marti
on a cruel 19th Century story, Ines from the wealthy Villalonga family
enters a cloistered convent as a novice. Essentially, she has chosen this
path due to her anxiety over the concept of physical love. As she becomes
a young woman, those misgivings begin to disappear. Then Ines meets and
falls in love with Jacob, the brother of Sister Jainta. He is a federal
soldier and Spain is currently involved in a Civil War with the Carlista
rebels. Jacob promises Ines that he will return 'to take her way from
the convent' when the fighting is over. However, both lovers are impatient.
Young Jacob invents an excuse to visit Ines but he is wounded by the rebels
on his way to the convent. As the nuns look after Jacob's injuries, Ines
is secretly enjoying his embrace in the darkness of the night. Soon her
indiscretion puts the convent and Jacob in mortal danger.
This incredibly rare slice of nunsplotation was directed by Spanish maverick
filmmaker J J Balcazar. He began his career by making Spaghetti Westerns
NOOSE IS WAITING FOR YOU and SARTANA
DOES NOT FORGIVE) with his brother Alfonzo. When he finally broke
away from that genre [and his brother] in the late '70s, Jaime formed
Balcázar Producciones Cinematográficas and began writing
screenplays and producing (including MAD
FOXES in 1981 and Lucio Fulci's DEVIL'S
HONEY a few years later). During this time, Mr Balcazar befriended
German exploitation director Hubert Frank. They would often write films
together (like ANGEL
AND THE BEASTS). His final time in the director's chair would
CHERRIE which was also written by Hubert Frank.
to this film, Monica Zanchi starred in numerous genre hits including MAN,
THE WOMAN AND THE BEAST, EYES
BEHIND THE WALL,
VERY CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF4th KIND, EMANUELLE
AND THE LAST CANNIBALS and AUTO
STOP BLOOD RED. Interestingly, after INES, she would appear in
various movies (like Fulci's ZOMBIE
DREAMS OF CLEOPATRA) but refused to put her name in the credits.
Spanish film with optional ON/OFF English subtitles; widescreen uncut
for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine.
Note: There is a small notice "UNCUT 18+"
in the upper right corner throughout.
Extras include selected trailers.
For Adult Audiences