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The Lash of the Penitentes (Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Picture, Vol 9) (Blu-ray)

Directed by : Harry J. Revier, Roland Price
Available Date : 04/06/2021
Release Year : 1936
Running Time : 48
UPC : 738329253608
Country : U.S.
Language: English
Genre : Drama
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Exploitation films were often ripped from the most sensational headlines of the day, and few headlines were as scandalous as those reporting a murder within the community of a masochistic religious cult in northern New Mexico. Los Hermanos Penitentes celebrated Lent by enacting elaborate tableaus of flagellation, self-mutilation, and crucifixion. Envisioning the box-office potential of such a spectacle, cinematographer Roland Price (Marihuana: Weed With Roots in Hell) shot several reels of footage of the rituals, then teamed with producer Harry Revier (Child Bride) to fashion a murder mystery around the documentary material. For years, The Lash of the Penitentes flourished on the exploitation circuit, sometimes with new footage cut into the feature (and most notoriously: the trailer). Usually circulated in an abbreviated 35-minute version, this Kino Classics edition was restored from film elements preserved by the Library of Congress, and represents the uncensored 48-minute cut: The Penitente Murder Case.

Product Extras :

The Penitente Murder Case (the complete, uncensored, 48-minute cut)

The Lash of the Penitentes (the censored and condensed 35-minute version)

Audio commentary by series curator Bret Wood

Optional English SDH subtitles

Trailer gallery

Publish Date : 2021-03-09
  • Harry J. Revier - Director
  • Roland Price - Director
  • Marie DeForrest - Actor
  • William Marcos - Actor
  • Victor Justi - Actor
  • Josef Swickard - Actor
  • Jose Rubio - Actor
  • Billy Bletcher - Actor

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