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Ian Jane
02-13-2012, 10:20 AM
So yesterday afternoon we decided to watch The Sinful Dwarf. Alison had never seen this and that needed to be corrected and I hadn't watched it since Severin had first put it out so it was definitely time to revisit. One thing that really struck me about it this time around was just how awesome the soundtrack is on this movie. It really helps to scuzz out an already super scuzzy movie.

On top of that the scenes where the mother, Lila Lash, and her drunken friend are just hanging out drinking Beefeater Gin and revisiting past glories of their night club days wearing dirty old costumes and looking all the world like a pair of drugged out fucked up hookers are somehow just as disturbing as the scenes where the dwarf is torturing the pretty female lead with his cane in her girly spot.

A few other weird bits that kinda stood out for me:

- the crooked needle on the syrine he uses to inject the heroin into the girls - the fact that it's crooked just makes something very wrong even more wrong

- the use of kids' toys throughout the movie, showing the dwarf to be of stunted mental growth and making him childlike in a sense, which contrasts with his peeping tom activities and his penchant for cruelty towards his captives - weird!

-the rythm of his footsteps - normally you'd hear a 1-2 pattern when someone is walking but since he uses the cane, it's a 1-2-3 step which for some reason wigged me out a little bit. I dunno why.

-the place that they shot it in is just so gloriously filthy, you kinda feel like you need a shower just looking at it - and the fact that Peter and Mary make sweet, sweet love in that bed? Eww. That bed should have been burned.

I'm very happy to have this on DVD. What a rad movie.

Alison Jane
02-13-2012, 10:53 AM
It wasn't nearly as bad or disturbing as I thought it'd be. For some reason I had it in my mind that it'd be one of those movies that would really bother me. It wasn't, it was actually a lot of fun. The weirdest part in my opinion was when the mom sang. Just bizarre.

Ian Jane
02-13-2012, 10:58 AM
This poster for it is rad.

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Ian Jane
02-13-2012, 11:01 AM
Do not see this movie if you have a weak heart.

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Ian Jane
02-13-2012, 11:04 AM
Rad alternate title ad art.

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Toyboy
02-13-2012, 11:12 AM
Damn this movie and damn Torben Bille to hell. Two thumbs down...to hell.

Terry C
02-13-2012, 11:15 AM
"A young bride alone with an evil dwarf" would have sold me back in the day stat!

Ian Jane
02-13-2012, 11:23 AM
Damn this movie and damn Torben Bille to hell. Two thumbs down...to hell.

Not a fan I'm guessing? Not even with the SWV VHS art leering at you?

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Toyboy
02-13-2012, 11:23 AM
"A young bride alone with an evil dwarf" would have sold me back in the day stat!

And then you would have been extremely sad to learn that when that young bride does find herself alone with that dwarf all he really does is sweat and chortle.

Rename this movie THE IRRITATING LITTLE MAN.

Todd Jordan
02-13-2012, 11:25 AM
I still havent't watched this either. Is the SWV version the XXX one? I have the Severin non-XXX one.

Toyboy
02-13-2012, 11:29 AM
Not a fan I'm guessing? Not even with the SWV VHS art leering at you?

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When I saw that at Tower Records I was so fucking happy. If I'm being honest I was a little afraid to own that movie when I first started ordering Something Weird tapes so the chance to rent it was perfect. The problem is that it is impossible for it to live up to that artwork.

I rank THE SINFUL DWARF as the top movie that isn't nearly as juicy as the ballyhoo would have you wishing for.

Ian Jane
02-13-2012, 11:30 AM
And then you would have been extremely sad to learn that when that young bride does find herself alone with that dwarf all he really does is sweat and chortle.

SPOILERS!

He diddles her with a cane.

END SPOILERS!

Alison Jane
02-13-2012, 11:57 AM
I agree with Matt in a way, he wasn't as evil or disturbing as I expected him to be.

Ian Jane
02-13-2012, 12:02 PM
But he injected naked ladies with heroin and diddled one with his cane and peeped at people screwing and stuff.

He was pretty evil.

Todd Jordan
02-13-2012, 12:05 PM
He's a midget. Aside from Double O, aren't they all evil? Maybe not Billy Barty...

Ian Jane
02-13-2012, 12:10 PM
He's maybe not quite as evil as Ralphus in Bloodsucking Freaks but he's definitely up there.

Toyboy
02-13-2012, 12:12 PM
But he injected naked ladies with heroin and diddled one with his cane and peeped at people screwing and stuff.

He was pretty evil.

He's awful and gross and annoying. He could have been way more sinful though.

Alison Jane
02-13-2012, 12:20 PM
I just kind of expected him to be one of those close-your-eyes-at-night-and-all-you-can-see-is-them characters.

Didn't happen.

Terry C
02-13-2012, 12:27 PM
But he injected naked ladies with heroin and diddled one with his cane and peeped at people screwing and stuff.

He was pretty evil.

Is there a way to do that without being evil?

Ian Jane
02-13-2012, 06:21 PM
You know who loves The Sinful Dwarf? My good friends, the Japanese. They love him.

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Toyboy
02-14-2012, 12:54 AM
Ah hee-ah thez a lodda you people hee-ah in Jah-pan that like evil dwahves. WOO YEAH!

Robin Bougie
02-14-2012, 06:21 AM
I love SINFUL DWARF. It totally lived up to all my expectations, and then some. I wasn't expecting him to be as creepy as he was, even.

Terry C
02-14-2012, 07:09 AM
I haven't seen this since the XXX DVD was released, but didn't the crooked syringe look like it was made out of wood and a spike, only to be held together by a rubber band?

Ian Jane
02-14-2012, 09:51 AM
Here's a pic for you, Terry.

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Toyboy
02-14-2012, 10:36 AM
I love SINFUL DWARF. It totally lived up to all my expectations, and then some. I wasn't expecting him to be as creepy as he was, even.

I'll admit that I am a bit of an evil dwarf elitist. I hold my wicked little people up to a very high standard. :funny:

Ralphus - B+

Torben - D+

The dude with the whip in LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET - C+

Peter Bark - B-

The old lady in the red jacket in DON'T LOOK NOW - B-

The dwarf in THE DEVIL WITHIN HER - C+

Ian Jane
02-14-2012, 10:50 AM
The dwarf in THE DEVIL WITHIN HER - C+

He impregnated Joan Collins in her prime using his evil dwarf powers. For that, I give him an A.

Todd Jordan
02-14-2012, 01:46 PM
and he wore babies pjs and a bonnet. A+. Twisted.

Ian Jane
02-14-2012, 01:51 PM
He's pretty sinful too.

Alison Jane
02-14-2012, 04:17 PM
We should have a midget thread.

Ian Jane
02-14-2012, 04:29 PM
We do. We have a few.

Alison Jane
02-14-2012, 04:39 PM
Why a few? Merge them, Mr. Mod. :)

Terry C
02-14-2012, 04:42 PM
And call it 'Mega-Midget Mayhem'.

Alison Jane
02-14-2012, 04:47 PM
I like it!

Ian Jane
02-14-2012, 04:49 PM
I don't wanna merge this one, cause it's supposed to be Sinful Dwarf specific.

Alison Jane
02-14-2012, 05:18 PM
Not this one...

Todd Jordan
02-14-2012, 07:29 PM
Yeah what's up with that? She gave me shit for posting about a SW movie in its own thread. Teach her a lesson will you?

Alex K.
02-15-2012, 02:57 AM
Who would win in a fight?

Tobin or Ralphus?

Terry C
02-15-2012, 05:06 AM
Ralphus may have been a bit more bizarro, but I'd go with Tobin, he has that look like he could really fuck you up.

Toyboy
02-15-2012, 11:46 AM
Yeah, gotta go with Torben on that one. He'd kick the shit out of you and drool on your corpse.

Toyboy
02-15-2012, 11:48 AM
...but I'd go with Tobin...

I'm slitting my own throat here but that's awful close to Toyboy. Maybe that's why I hate the piece of shit.

Ian Jane
02-15-2012, 11:53 AM
If only I were better at Photoshop...

Toyboy
02-15-2012, 11:54 AM
I have to be at work in an an hour but I think I can whip something up here real quick.

Toyboy
02-15-2012, 12:10 PM
Ah, I need to jump in the shower.

Someone else have at it...

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/matt.jpg

Ian Jane
02-15-2012, 12:19 PM
If no one else gets to it by then, I'll try this after work.

Alison Jane
02-15-2012, 01:04 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/matt.jpg

Ian, doesn't he look like he should be one of my cousin Chris Gould's kids?

Ian Jane
02-15-2012, 01:07 PM
Haha, yeah. Weird.

Alex K.
02-15-2012, 10:23 PM
Ah, I need to jump in the shower.

Someone else have at it...

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/matt.jpg

Ginger Peter Bark?

Toyboy
02-16-2012, 10:50 AM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/toybin.jpg

Ian Jane
02-16-2012, 11:08 AM
Haha. That's pretty boss.

Todd Jordan
02-16-2012, 01:26 PM
I don't see the difference. Is it the move logo that makes it so boss?

Todd Jordan
02-22-2012, 08:44 PM
I just got the SWV DVD-R of The Sinful Dwarf. It's probably shitty looking and not the XXX version, but I don't care. I just wanted it and I found it for $6 so there.

Ian Jane
02-23-2012, 10:13 AM
It's nice to have if you're collecting SWV stuff but in no way an improvement over the Severin release(s).

Todd Jordan
02-23-2012, 12:02 PM
I am collecting SW stuff, but I have the non-XXX Severin one as well.

Ian Jane
03-31-2015, 01:15 PM
"And THE SINFUL DWARF will be coming on Blu-ray as well, amazingly enough! That will feature as an extra a film called THE BLUE BALLOON, which we think may have been from the same production company—but seeing as everybody used pseudonyms on THE SINFUL DWARF, it’s hard to tell. We’ll have both the XXX version and the American release cut of DWARF on that disc.”"

http://www.fangoria.com/new/exclusive-dust-devil-blu-ray-plus-axe-barbara-steele-franco-details-and-more-from-severin-films/

Martin Brooks
03-31-2015, 01:58 PM
Some good stuff coming from Severin this year.

Jobla
03-31-2015, 05:44 PM
Do the SINFUL DWARF'S XXX scenes feature original Danish cast members, or performers who otherwise aren't in the film?

Ignatius
03-31-2015, 08:18 PM
Well...there's another one I never thought would hit Blu-Ray.

I wonder if they'll end up having any distribution problems if they're going to include THE BLUE BALLOON, that's probably way too rough for most retailers. Be interesting to see what shape it's in as well - all other releases have been missing about 20 minutes. I recall John Lyons stating somewhere that he has access to a nice uncut print, I'd be interested to know where they sourced theirs.

Smegma
03-31-2015, 11:49 PM
Interested.

Off the top of my head, I thought there were issues with one of the cuts having hard subs. I'd have to pull the discs out to check. Been a bit..

Hopefully they have beautiful prints

Martin Brooks
04-01-2015, 01:33 AM
There's a German version of Sinful which has no hard subs.

Rakesh R.
04-01-2015, 05:13 PM
Classic sleaze fest. I look forward to picking up the blu ray.

Thomas Wood
04-01-2015, 08:11 PM
Well...there's another one I never thought would hit Blu-Ray.

I wonder if they'll end up having any distribution problems if they're going to include THE BLUE BALLOON, that's probably way too rough for most retailers. Be interesting to see what shape it's in as well - all other releases have been missing about 20 minutes. I recall John Lyons stating somewhere that he has access to a nice uncut print, I'd be interested to know where they sourced theirs.

Their distributor is CAV, same as Vinegar Syndrome and Synapse so no they shouldn't have any problems

Damin J. Toell
04-01-2015, 10:19 PM
CAV has also distributed all of Severin's XXX titles (usually under Private Screening instead of Severin), including the XXX DVD of THE SINFUL DWARF, as well as the XXX editions of THE BEAST IN SPACE and EMANUELE AROUND THE WORLD.

Ian Jane
04-02-2015, 08:50 AM
CAV also distribute One 7 Movies, who tend to deal in a grey area as far as rights go, or so it would seem. Severin is on the up and up, of course so I'm not too worried.

Alex K.
02-12-2016, 01:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY0GcDvZdWQ

Fundi
02-15-2016, 07:42 PM
I can't wait for the blu ray of The Sinful Dwarf, I've never seen it, and on blu ray, nothing like a classic exploitation film on blu ray for your first viewing. Severin has been kicking ass for the past year, what with all their Jess Franco blu rays, and other releases to blu ray. I am very impressed with their releases. I am curious if this Dwarf is as sinful as Ralphus, but I will soon find out!