A TALE OF TORTURE
1965 – ltaly – Color – 83 minutes
Directed by Massimo Pupillo (Max Hunter)
with Mickey Hargitay, Walter Brandi, Luisa Baratto
This is the complete, uncut version oi BLOODY PIT OF HORROR which had almost 10 minutes edited out when Pacemaker released it here in 1967.
A bunch of models, out for a photo shoot, break into what they assume is an uninhabited castle and are soon staging mock deaths in the castle’s old torture chamber. But surprise! The castle’s present owner, Mickey Hargitay, is a demented actor ‘who used to be a muscle man in costume ﬁlms‘ (like THE LOVES OF HERCULES, we presume), and who recognizes one of the models as his former ﬁancee. ‘They desecrated your world of beauty with their sordidness! The day of the Crimson Executioner has now come!‘
Hargitay promptly flips out, raves about ‘his perfect body‘ and runs around in bright red tights and a hood, gleefully killing everyone with a variety of medieval-torture devices (including a bizarre mechanical spider in a giant web which must have been a big hit in the middle ages).
Silly sadism, lots of cheesecake, and a ripe, over-the-top performance by Mister Jayne Mansfield. Plus…it’s ﬁlmed in ‘Psychovision’!
color, mono, fullscreen/letterbox, 83 minutes! DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!