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Killer Nun (1979 / Arrow Blu-ray)

Director Giulio Berruti’s Italian produced Killer Nun (1979) is a look into the twisted mind of Sister Gertrude. As this film is considered a sleazy psychological horror in the nunsploitation subgenre, it was initially banned in Britain due to the perverse content.

The story centers around Sister Gertrude (Anita Ekberg), after recovering from surgery to cure her brain tumor, she becomes a morphine addict, engaging in unspeakable torture, lesbianism, and other depraved acts.

Arrow Video presents Killer Nun in a brand new 2K restoration blu-ray edition loaded with extras such as interviews, essays, and scholarly criticism from the film experts.

The Killer Nun cast includes Anita Ekberg, Paolo Morra, and Alida Valli. Written by Giulio Berruti and Enzo Gallo.

Release date: October 15, 2019
Genre: Horror / Nunsploitation

  • Director: Giulio Berruti
  • Cast: Anita Ekberg, Paola Morra, Alida Valli
  • Country: Italy
  • Production Year: 1979
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: A
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Formats: Color; 1.85:1
  • Audio: Italian, English
  • Subtitle: English (Optional)
  • Deadly Habits
  • Studio: Arrow Video (USA)


  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Italian genre film connoisseurs Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
  • Beyond Convent Walls, a new video essay on nunsploitation and Killer Nun by critic Kat Ellinger
  • Starry Eyes, a new interview with director Giulio Berruti
  • Cut and Noise, a new interview with editor Mario Giacco
  • Our Mother of Hell, a new interview with actress Ileana Fraia
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Daryl Joyce

Killer Nun 1979 trailer


Killer Nun 1979 soundtrack


Notice: The picture quality of these photos and videos do not reflect the picture quality of the blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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