(Fernando Méndez, 1959) Release date: 31 October 2023 Standard Edition Blu-ray
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 trademark beautiful photography and eerie production design.
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
High Definition remaster
Original Spanish mono soundtrack
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