Le jardin des supplices (1976)

Unique exploitation flick based on the novel by Octave Mirbeau published in 1899.

In the 1930`s a young doctor is forced to flee from Paris because he is involved in a drug scandal. On his passage to China he meets a beautiful, eccentric woman. After their arrival in China, she introduces him into a circle of decadent Europeans which created a torture garden for their amusement. While the bored imperial upper class is torturing the locals the revolution is rising.

After a long intensive research it seems, that there are only two sources besides the 35mm prints of the theatrical release from the seventies. I only could track down two VHS releases from France and two VHS + one Betamax release from Germany plus a Italian VHS release.

Date: August 19, 2020