R | | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Prequel to Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw", focusing on groundskeeper Peter Quint's slow corruption of the virtuous governess Miss Jessel and the children she looks after.
The insurance companies refused to take Marlon Brando Under charge. Michael Winner had to fight like a dog to finally succeed in this task.
For its original UK cinema release the film was heavily cut by the BBFC and removed most of the shots of the bound Miss Jessel during the sexual bondage scenes. Later video and DVD releases were fully uncut.
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