An old man who lives in an old house conducts a correctional institute for girls. But he does not realize that the date is the present as he's been cooped up in the house. He is assisted by a matron who likes to get the girls into trouble and present them in front of the old man who thinks he is the law and passes out punishment. Afterwards the girls are tied to a cross and whipped. Meanwhile the matron's son falls in love with a girl at a party and brings her to the house.
Was her act more obscene than theirs...?
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March 1975 (USA)
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The Photographer's Models
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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When Karen is hanged, it appears she has been executed by the "long drop" method in which the victim is allowed to fall several feet in order to break her neck. This is apparent in the way Karen's body disappears entirely from the frame when the trap door is sprung. Having matron Walker weigh Karen beforehand is consistent with the procedure for long drop hangings so that the executioner can calculate the slack needed to ensure a quick death without decapitating the victim. However, the rope we see attached to the gallows is far too short for a long drop hanging. It has hardly any slack at all and would have resulted in a "short drop hanging" in which the victim would have fallen less than a foot and remained completely in view at almost the same level as her executioners while she slowly strangled. The absence of slack in the rope had already been confirmed when Mrs. Wakehurst inspected the gallows the day before and tugged on the rope. If there had been more rope above the frame than we could see on screen, Wakehurst would have released it when she pulled. The rope was clearly only as long as it appeared to be with the knot at about the level of Wakehurst's chin. In short, it is physically impossible for the gallows rig shown to produce the effect displayed in the film where the rope grew several feet in between edits. See more
[looking at back of newspaper
Osgood rocks Spurs, eh?
Customer seated in cafe
Two in the first half, and another five minutes from time.
Opening credits prologue: "This film is dedicated to those who are disturbed by today's lax moral codes and who eagerly await the return of corporal and capital punishment . . . ." See more
The film is presented full frame (1.33:1) on the DVD. Although there have been matted 1.85:1 versions, the film is presented as shot. Like "Frightmare" and "Die Screaming, Marianne", director Pete Walker shot the film in open matte format leaving dead space at the top and bottom of the frame. The film was intended to be matted at 1.85:1. However, the DVD aspect ratio represents the film as it was shot. See more