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Inquisition (1978)

Inquisición (original title)
Period piece set during the Inquisition about a witch-finder general who falls in love with the village beauty, who has made a pact with the devil to seduce and condemn the man who is ... See full summary »

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Madeleine
Ricardo Merino ...
Nicolas Rodier
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Pierre Burgot
Julia Saly ...
Elvire
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Rénover
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Jean Duprat
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Émile
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Mabille
María Salerno
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Pierril Fillé
Loreta Tovar ...
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Isabel Luque
Belén Cristino
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Period piece set during the Inquisition about a witch-finder general who falls in love with the village beauty, who has made a pact with the devil to seduce and condemn the man who is killing off Satan's servants. Written by Humberto Amador

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Newly digitized version on DVD
26 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

This film has been passed around on poorly dubbed tapes and DVD-Rs for a long time. But recently it was released in newly digitized DVD format. It must have been transfered directly from the original 16mm film. The picture quality is almost perfect. It is now available on Amazon.com. I personally bought one and the images look really sharp even on a 52" LCD TV. I hope other cult films such as "Poor Cecily" and "Inquisitor" also will be digitized from the original films.

I think this film is most well-known for some outrageous torture scenes and also witch-burning scenes. In one torture scene, a fully naked blonde girl was stretched on the rack. In another scene, a young woman, also fully naked, was subjected to charcoal burning on her chest and then had her nipple cut off. The witch burning scene was very dramatic as well with three cute young women each being tied to a tall stake screaming while the fire was burning from below...


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