- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 9, 2011
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Platinum Disc
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"I'm sorry that you weren't properly able to confess. There just wasn't enough time to torture you."--Francisco (Jeffery Combs)
- Esmerelda (Frances Bay)
In THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, based on the Edgar Allan Poe story, Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor, tortures and kills in the name of religion during the Spanish Inquisition. When a young woman speaks out against the Inquisition, Torquemada orders her to be tortured, partly because he finds himself lusting after her. Only her husband and a confessed witch can save her from being burned at the stake.
Prison / Prisoners |
Theatrical Release |
Witches And Wizards
- THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM was released in 1991 at the Fantasporto Film Festival.
- Filmed in Giove, Italy.