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Black Pit of Dr M (US Standard Edition)
Director: Fernando Méndez
Cast: Gastón Santos, Rafael Bertrand, Mapita Cortés
From the vaults of Alameda Films comes the bone-chilling Black Pit of Dr. M (Misterios de ultratumba).
Doctor Mazali (Rafael Bertrand) makes a pact with his dying colleague, Dr Aldama (Antonio Raxel), in order to learn the secrets of the afterlife. Instead, the spirit of Aldama exerts a supernatural influence on him from beyond the grave, summoning his daughter, Patricia (Mapita Cortés), to Mazali’s asylum, where a series of horrific events ensue.
Directed by Fernando Méndez (The Vampire), Black Pit of Dr. M is a classic of Mexican macabre cinema, showcasing its beautiful photography and eerie production design.
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with film programmer, curator and Mexican horror cinema expert, Abraham Castillo Flores (2023)
• Preserving a Legacy (2023, 20 mins): Daniel Birman Ripstein discusses the history of Mexico’s celebrated Alameda Films, and reflects on his relationship with his grandfather, the legendary producer and company founder Alfredo Ripstein, who also made a vital contribution to the preservation of Mexican cinema heritage
• Black Pit of Dr Méndez (2023, 26 mins): Eduardo de la Vega Alfaro, academic and author of Fernando Méndez, 1908–1966, discusses the life and career of the pioneering filmmaker
• Original Spanish-language theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
• New and improved English translation subtitles