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Director  Stuart Gordon
Adapted from  The Pit and the Pendulum
Duration  
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Horror
Music director  Richard Band
Country  United States
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Release date  June 27, 1991
Based on  Stories by Edgar Allan Poe
Writer  Edgar Allan Poe (story), Dennis Paoli
Cast  Lance Henriksen (Torquemada), Stephen Lee (Gomez), William J. Norris (Dr. Huesos), Mark Margolis (Mendoza), Carolyn Purdy-Gordon (Contessa D'Alba Molina), Barbara Bocci (Contessa's Son)
Similar movies  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Tagline  A bizarre descent into hell from the creator of Re-Animator.

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The Pit and the Pendulum (released on DVD in the United States as The Inquisitor) is a 1991 American horror film directed by Stuart Gordon and based on the eponymous short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The film is an amalgamation of the aforementioned story with other Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado", and it also appropriates the anecdote of "The Sword of Damocles", reassigning it to the character of Torquemada.

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Plot summary

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In 1492 Spain, Grand Inquisitor Torquemada leads a bloody reign of terror. Opposed to the use of torture by the Church, Maria speaks out during the public execution of a disenfranchised noble family. Torquemada is tempted by Maria's beauty, and atones through self-torture. Confused by these new desires, he accuses Maria of witchcraft and orders that she be tortured until she confesses. During Maria's interrogation, Torquemada cannot stop himself from staring at her naked body; he orders that she be imprisoned. Maria is befriended by fellow prisoner Esmerelda, a confessed witch. Together they struggle to save themselves from the sinister Torquemada. Maria's husband Antonio breaks into the castle to rescue his innocent wife. He fails and is imprisoned for his actions. Torquemada decides to test a new torture device, the Pit and the Pendulum, on Antonio.

Cast

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  • Lance Henriksen as Torquemada
  • Rona De Ricci as Maria
  • Jonathan Fuller as Antonio
  • Frances Bay as Esmeralda
  • Mark Margolis as Mendoza
  • Jeffrey Combs as Francisco
  • Stephen Lee as Gomez
  • Tom Towles as Don Carlos
  • William J. Norris as Dr. Huesos
  • Carolyn Purdy-Gordon as Contessa D'Alba Molina
  • Oliver Reed as Cardinal
  • Benito Stefanelli as Executioner
  • Geoffrey Copleston as Butcher
  • Release

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    The film was given quick runs at many film festivals until its home video release in the summer of 1991. In 2000, Full Moon Features released a DVD of the film, which has now been discontinued for copyright reasons. Since then it has been released on DVD as part of the "Stuart Gordon Boxset", which also includes Castle Freak, Deathbed, and a bonus disc. The film was re-released on DVD on 2 August 2011 by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment. The film was released on Blu-ray on April 30, 2013 by Full Moon and on August 12, 2013 by 88 Films in the U.K.

    Critical reception

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    The Pit and the Pendulum has received a mixed reception from critics, and currently holds a 56% 'rotten' rating on movie review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes based on eight reviews.


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    References

    The Pit and the Pendulum (1991 film) Wikipedia
    The Pit and the Pendulum (1990 film) IMDb The Pit and the Pendulum (1991 film) themoviedb.org


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