Garden of Torment, The (Blu-ray)

Garden of Torment, The (Blu-ray)

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19th April 2021

Other Titles: Le jardin des supplices / The Torture Garden / Il giardino dei supplizi / El jardin de los suplicios / Im Garten der Qualen
Directed by: Christian Gion
Country: France, 1976
Running Time: 94 minutes + Extras
Region: All


In rebellious and unstable 1920s China, Antoine, a naive young French doctor finds himself increasingly involved with a depraved group of pleasure-seeking Colonial settlers who use the misery and desperation of the local population for their own entertainment. As Antoine is drawn further and further into the sadistic and perverted world of the beautiful but evil Clara and her powerful and corrupt father (Tony Taffin, Maitresse), has to decide what matters most to him – his desire to reduce the suffering around him or his desire for the cold and seductive mistress of the Garden of Torment.

Adapted from Octave Mirbeau’s notorious fin de siècle decadent classic Torture Garden, this rarely-seen study of Sadean pleasures and wanton cruelty emerged at the height of the French erotic cinema revolution and was originally banned in the UK thanks to its hedonistic collision of sensuality – courtesy of the stunning Jacqueline Kerry (in her only film appearance) and future novelist and pop singer Ysabelle Lacamp (Emmanuelle 2) – and grotesque horror. As outrageous, stylish, politically astute and constantly unsettling now as it was on original release, The Garden of Torment is the great lost film of 1970s Euro erotica, now on Blu-ray, restored and uncut for the first time with brand new bonus features.

Special Features:

• Uncensored French Version
• Optional Subtitles + SDH
• Interview with Director Christian Gion
• Audio Commentary with Popular Culture Expert & Author David Flint
• Image Gallery
• Promo Trailer
• Reversible Sleeve


Roger Van Hool, Jacqueline Kerry, Toni Taffin, Isabelle Lacamp, Robert Bazil, Raymond Jourdan, Arlette Balkis, Stéphane Fey, Jean Rougeul, Jean-Claude Carrière, Iska Kahn, Gérard Lorin, Paul Handford, Linda Gutenberg, Bedo Sarnissov, Jean Cherlian, Jeanne Daury, Ivanov Hongore, Jean-Paul Duval, Luong le Hoang, Long Bui, Chau, Jean-Pierre Rawson, Sylvio Quincey, Bernard Nguyen Cao Khuong, Eva Quang, Christa Gibelin, Ran Dria Van Long.


Garden of Torment (promo) from NucleusFilms on Vimeo.

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