De Sade
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Keir Dullea dives into a bevy of babes with an open wine bottle as the notorious Marquis de Sade in this low-budget debauch from American International Pictures -- purveyors of fine entertainment morsels for the connoisseur. The film takes place as an extended flashback after de Sade has escaped from a madhouse and taken refuge in the dilapidated mansion where he was reared. In his flashback, de Sade recalls how the Abbe de Sade (John Huston) used to have a maid whip him until he began to like it. Of course, after that, the next step down the primrose path was flagellation and orgies. Finally… More

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"Not quite as silly as it looks and sounds, but it comes very close."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Essentially the film is Caligula set 1700 years later, complete with washed-out photography and no-name actresses willing to show off their, ahem, talents."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"It was pure torture sitting through this dull version of the life of Marquis De Sade."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A self-indulgent excuse to employ what now looks like very dated psychedelic 1960s filmmaking techniques."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"This awful attempt to do a movie biography of the Marquis de Sade falls flat, with embarrassing performances from all of the actors."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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