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Under the direction of Torquemada (Golden Globe® nominee Lance Henriksen) the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, a young baker's wife, Maria, is falsely accused of witchcraft and dragged before the Inquisition. Torquemada is enchanted by Maria's beauty and subjects her and her husband Antonio to heinous torture hoping to prove that his own desires are a result of her bewitching powers. With the help of Esmerelda, Maria's cellmate and a confessed witch, Maria must save her husband Antonio from Torquemada's ultimate machine of torture—the razor sharp pendulum poised over the inescapable pit of hell.
OK, but that does not necessarily mean you won't find it entertaining! If you like violent, macabre melodramas with people being tortured all for the greater glory of God, you... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert A. Dalby
Good film, feels like it was done on the cheap. Which isn't a bad thing necessarily. Not quite "From Beyond" or "Reanimator" level awesome, but worth the purchase.Published 7 months ago by AJ
Bought this for my sister..........She says it is the BEST movie ever made about "The Pit and the Pendulum".
Brenda K Chandler
it expands on the story a bit but keeps the pendulum in placePublished 10 months ago by Kristin Teeter
Ahh, what can I say - it has Lance Henriksen overacting in his most extroverted role. Fairly uninspired direction from Stuart Gordon who previously made some outrageous &... Read morePublished 11 months ago by C. Rogers
In the full half century that I've been watching films-all sorts of films-never have I seen a film so chock full of utterly VILE scenes of sexual degradation toward women and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Shirley Pena
I love this film. The pit and the pendulum has always been one of my favorite stories. When I found it I had to have it.Published 19 months ago by Margarita Saez