Visions of Ecstasy

Visions of Ecstasy

Louise Downie
Director: Nigel Wingrove Cast: Louise Downie
Louise Downie
, Elisha Scott
Elisha Scott
, Dan Fox
Dan Fox
Nigel Wingrove


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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 In 2008, the U.K.'s blasphemy laws were rescinded, paving the way for an official release of the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/27/2012
UPC: 0738329101329
Original Release: 1989
Rating: NR
Source: Redemption
Time: 0:19:00
Sales rank: 29,704

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)

Cast & Crew

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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