Perseverance Records is proud to announce the reissue of one of Full Moon Pictures’ very first film releases, The Pit & The Pendulum. Originally released in 1991, on the then fledgling Full Moon Pictures imprint, the film has gone on to enjoy cult status and is usually ranked as one of the best films released by the company. Directed by Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) and starring Lance Henriksen (Millennium, Aliens, Alien 3), frequent Gordon collaborator Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, From Beyond) and Oliver Reed the film is a take on the classic Edgar Allan Poe story about the evil inquisitor Torquemada during the Spanish Inquisition.
The engaging score is by Richard Band who is one of the most prolific composers of genre films in the 1980s and 90s. All in all, Richard has scored music for over 50 films. His music has been heard in films such as Re-Animator, Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, Troll, From Beyond, Puppet Master, Demonic Toys and many more for his brother Charles’ Full Moon Pictures label.
For this deluxe edition, we have remastered the music from the original 4-track tapes which was overseen by Richard Band and Chas Ferry. Our release will feature the music from the original Moonstone Records release with bonus material that was in the film but not on the CD.
- The Pit & The Pendulum was recently released on Blu-ray for the very first time.
- One of the most respected and popular films ever released by Full Moon.
- Composer Richard Band is very well known among horror movie aficionados. He has scored many of the genre’s more beloved films – Re-Animator, From Beyond, Troll, Puppet Master as well as many respected b-movies such as Laserblast, The Day Time Ended, Parasite, Zone Troopers and The House On Sorority Row to name a few.
- Remastered from the original 4 track tapes – supervised by Richard Band and Chas Ferry.
1 The Crypt
2 The Whipping 1:01
3 Main Title
4 Maria & Antonio 0:17
5 The Chase 2:20
6 Auto Da Fe 2:35
7 Torquemada Meets Maria 1:17
8 Antonio's Disbelief 0:21
9 Maria Is Searched 1:10
10 Torquemada's Flogging 1:05
11 Under The Cart 0:59
12 Antonio Searches Dungeon 1:40
13 The Meadow 1:33
14 Torquemada Takes Maria 1:16
15 Maria Is Shown Chamber 1:28
16 Antonio Breaks Loose 4:03
17 The Pope's Envoy 2:15
18 The Rape of Maria 6:00
19 Torquemada Cuts Out Maria's Tongue 2:23
20 Esmeralda Comforts Maria 1:41
21 Maria is Buried in the Crypt
22 Esmeralda's Auto Da Fe 0:34
23 Esmeralda's Curse 3:04
24 Mendoza sees Torquemada By Maria's Crypt 1:17
25 The Pit and the Pendulum 8:45
26 Maria Rises From Crypt and 5:21
27 Finale & End Title 5:54