“The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism” by Harald Reinl is considered a special treat among connoisseurs of horror movies, but also among Edgar Wallace and Karl May fans. UCM.ONE releases in cooperation with moviemax on the film label M-Square Classics on October 23, 2020 the classic in a strictly limited and numbered deluxe mediabook of 1,200 pieces for the first time in 4K newly sampled quality.
The limited Deluxe Mediabook offers the outstanding film with Lex Barker (“Old Shatterhand“), Karin Dor (“Edgar Wallace“) and Christopher Lee (“Dracula“) with new image and sound material as well as great extras such as an audio commentary and an interview with Karin Dor, the complete soundtrack by Peter Thomas (known from “Raumschiff Orion“, “Edgar Wallace“, “Jerry Cotton“) on CD, reports about the shoot or bonus films on another DVD and a chic, 36-page booklet!
It was directed by the famous Austrian Harald Reinl, who created absolute milestones with “Winnetou 1-3“, “Treasure in the Silver Lake” or various Edgar Wallace films such as “The frog with the mask” or the war film “U 47 – Kapitänleutnant Prien“!
The film begins in 1801 and Count Regula (Christopher Lee) is quartered for the murder of twelve virgins. Many years later the lawyer Roger Mont-Elise (Lex Barker) and the attractive Baroness Lilian von Brabant (Karin Dor) receive an invitation to the disreputable Sandertal. The journey through ghostly forests leads them directly to the ruins of Count Regula’s castle and its torture chamber. Nobody can yet suspect that the resurrection of the count is being prepared here, but for this he still needs the blood of a thirteenth virgin …
The strictly limited Deluxe Mediabook includes the movie in English and German language as well as English, German, French and Spanish subtitles. The screenplay was loosely based on the story “The Pit and the Pendulum” by the master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe.