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The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967)
"Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel" (original title)

M  -  Horror | Mystery  -  21 May 1969 (USA)
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In the Olden Tymes, Count Regula is drawn and quartered for killing twelve virgins in his dungeon torture chamber. Thirty-five years later, he comes back to seek revenge on the daughter of ... See full summary »

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Roger Mont Elise / Roger von Marienberg
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Baroness Lilian von Brabant
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In the Olden Tymes, Count Regula is drawn and quartered for killing twelve virgins in his dungeon torture chamber. Thirty-five years later, he comes back to seek revenge on the daughter of his intended thirteenth victim and the son of his prosecutor in order to attain immortal life. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Blood of the Virgins  »

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German Import DVD has two Super-8 Versions (German language only), as special features on the disc. See more »

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Count Frederic Regula: The blood is the life.
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Version of Pit and the Pendulum (1961) See more »

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A Surreal Masterpiece!
25 March 1999 | by (new jersey, usa) – See all my reviews

This is an unknown surreal little masterpiece of horror! Borrowing loosely from Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulem", director Reinl does a masterful job of pacing and fills the screen with surreal and spine tingling images. There is atmosphere a plenty throughout the film and a sense of uneasiness. The set pieces and costumes are beautiful and are enhanced by the color filming of the movie. Christopher Lee is the rejuvenated Count Regula out to destroy the last member of one of the families that put him to death. Karin Dor is the last female member of one of the families and her blood will give the count what he needs for his "life exlixer". A fun and atmospheric movie that one can watch over and over again. Just beware the heavily cut video rental version and try to find the complete print.


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