Get a look at the making of The Pit and the Pendulum, with cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage!
Before every DVD and Blu-ray came with special features, there was Full Moon's VIDEOZONE! Back in the days of VHS, Full Moon had their own virtual film school, creating in-depth behind the scenes documentaries about the making of their films - with interviews, outtakes and BTS footage. Now, pulled from the vaults, you can discover these forgotten featurettes!
This episode – THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM:
In the quest to save souls, the Spanish Inquisition will stop at nothing and knows no boundaries for its evil. Under the direction of Torquemada (LANCE HENRIKSEN - “Alien,” “Pumpkinhead,” “Millennium”) the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, a young baker’s wife, Maria (RONA DE RICCI) is falsely accused of witchcraft and dragged before the inquisition and the Cardinal (OLIVER REED – “Gladiator,” “Three Musketeers”).
Torquemada is enchanted by Maria’s beauty and subjects her and her husband Antonio (JONATHAN FULLER – “Castle Freak”) to heinous tortures hoping to prove that his own desires for her are a result of her magic, and that she has “bewitched him.” With the help of Esmerelda, Maria’s cellmate and confessed witch, Maria must find the power to save her husband Antonio from Torquemada’s ultimate machine of torture: the inevitable, razor sharp PENDULUM poised over the inescapable PIT of hell.