Everything that I have ever done in my life has led me up to writing the above headline. Seriously. This is my finest moment. With that I hereby resign from Dread Central as I am now complete. Of course I’m kidding but still!
This lost classic of Dwarfsploitation is making its way home onto DVD courtesy of the lovable loonies at Severin Films on March 30th (pre-order below) with a rare screening at the Alamo Draft House to follow on April 3rd.
For those of you unacquainted with this masterpiece of sleaze, allow me to provide with some tidbits from the press release:
“A young bride,” promised the original U.S. ads, “left alone to the lewd passions of an evil dwarf!” Former kiddie-show host Torben Bille stars in this EuroSleaze classic as a diminutive degenerate who imprisons drugged teenage runaways for use as sex slaves in the attic of his elderly alcoholic showgirl mother’s decrepit rooming house…and that’s just the first ten minutes. In their December 12th 1973 review, Variety condemned the film as “repulsive”, further declaring “Torben leers and lurches like a demented Bette Davis.” Over the past three-plus decades, the movie’s repellent international reputation was furthered by infrequent screenings of heavily censored fourth-generation bootleg videos as well as a recent viral campaign that shocked even the most jaded of fringe film bloggers. “Best. Plot. Ever.” wrote CinemaIsKing.com. “This whole movie delivers the goods!” while Mania.com raved, “A must-view. After all, can one really go through life without having seen a movie called THE SINFUL DWARF?”
“With this release, Severin is officially going to Hell, and plans on taking as many EuroCult fans as we can with us.” says Carl Daft, co-founder and CEO of Severin Films to which I heartily reply, bless your depraved little heart!
Dig on the cover art, and be sure to pre-order yourself a copy ASAP!
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