beyond its status as the oldest surviving feature-length film, this is an endlessly fascinating watch. as many have said, adapting dante to other mediums is a heavy undertaking, and this succeeds in telling its story with impressive special effects, striking set design, and bravura compositions. the image of lucifer eating brutus is still genuinely terrifying, even after nearly 110(!) years.
not without it's fair share of kooky theatrics, but still plenty enjoyable for the sheer amount of things happening. beyond the many dated elements and often piss-poor acting, there's a very interesting story that questions the nature of religion, and the interplay of good and evil that is made necessary by its existence. combine that with very 1970s exploitation tropes and oftentimes *insane* imagery, and you've got a very solid nun-horror flick.