Le Bete (Walerian Borowczyk, 1975)

Now this film is nuts, it was banned for 25 year, its a fav of the 70's gothic and over the top it is. The son of a French aristocrat is engaged to be married to an innocent American heiress. He has an awful secret, linked to rumours of a "beast" rampaging around the estate. Notorious at the time for its close-ups of horse erections, the film also features scenes showing a young woman enjoying congress with someone in a big hairy Beast costume.This would be another piece of eurotrash soft porn if not for the bizarre flourishes and a perverse sense of humor that make the movie unique and subtly, deeply wrong.

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