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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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BEAUTIES! The Prey of a Monster's Desires! See more »

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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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Unexpectedly Artistic and Imaginative Shocker
15 December 1999 | by (Boston, Mass., USA) – See all my reviews

My memories of seeing "The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism" as it was called on US local television in the mid Seventies date back a quarter of a century. I well remember the first time I saw the movie. I wasn't expecting anything at all special, certainly nothing as gripping and fascinating as this. The movie has a real feeling of something you would read about in a crumbling old manuscript in a deserted, dusty library. Lee is terrific as always and has a tremendous presence, even though he is only on screen for brief periods. Lex Barker is surprisingly effective as the hero, and Karin Dor is beautiful and elegant as always, as the heroine. The sets really steal the movie, though--inspired by the weird paintings of Hieronymous Bosch, they give a sense of ancient evil, laced with a perverted sort of fanciful whimsy, to the scenes in the castle.


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