Search DVDBeaver

S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r





(aka "Hero´nes du mal" or "Heroines of Evil" or "Heroines of Pain" or "Three Immoral Women" )


directed by Walerian Borowczyk
France 1979

Theatrical Release: 7 March 1979

Reviews                                                                                                   More Reviews                                                                             DVD Reviews

DVD Review: Severin - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the Review!

DVD purchase links

CLICK to order from:



Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:54:34

1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 4.54 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio French Dolby digital 2.0 mono; English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Subtitles English, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Severin

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.66:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical Trailer
• Walerian Borowczyk bio

DVD Release Date: January 30, 2007

Chapters 18



Another winning transfer from Severin of an underrated film. The anamorphic 1.66:1 transfer is well-framed, showing off Borowczyk's exquisite and naturalistic compositions. Despite the mid-range bitrate, the transfer capably conveys Borowczyk's soft lighting and the blacks are free of noise.  

The French and English mono tracks are in good shape . The English dub track is quite good for first story but poorly done for the other two. Unfortunately, the disc is light on extras with just a trailer and bio.

 - Eric Cotenas


DVD Menus


Screen Captures

subtitle sample













DVD Box Cover

CLICK to order from:



Region 0 - NTSC


Hit Counter












DONATIONS Keep DVDBeaver alive:

Mail cheques, money orders, cash to:    or CLICK PayPal logo to donate!

Gary Tooze

Thank You!