Under the condition that within six months from the death of the accomplished businessman Philip Broadhurst, his beloved daughter and heiress to his immense fortune Lucy gets married to Marquis Pierre de l'Esperance's son Mathurin, innocent fair Lucy heads with her aunt to the crumbling estate of her soon-to-be husband. But the once noble estate is nestled deep in the French dense woods, where centuries ago, a wild and ravenous supernatural beast roamed the very forests driven by a raw and unquenchable lust for virginal unprotected girls. Before long, young Lucy completely unaware of the menacing legend and the strange rumours that cloud the family's name will begin experiencing appalling, yet sensually charged visions of an unprecedented vividness. Is there a bit of truth in the legend of the Beast of Gévaudan?
Just About The Most Outrageous Erotic Fantasy Ever Committed To Film.
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Actor Bryan Pringle
once took a date to a screening of The Beast
(1975) in London. She was reportedly "appalled by his taste in films." See more
Spring is the cause of our excitement. We, frail humans, we are like animals, we suffer the laws of nature. Alas!
Pierre de l'Esperance
Happily, we have this intelligence, this heavenly gift, which enables us to fight our instincts.
The film was rejected for UK cinema in 1978 by the BBFC and released on video in 1988 (as "Death's Ecstasy") with around 9 minutes of distributor pre-edits. It was finally passed completely uncut for cinema and video in 2001. See more