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The Sinful Dwarf
The Sinful Dwarf
Actors: Torben Bille, Anne Sparrow, Tony Eades
Director: Vidal Raski
Genres: Drama, Horror
UR     2009     1hr 32min

"A young bride," promised the ads, "left alone to the lewd passions of an evil dwarf!" Severin Films is officially going to Hell - and taking you with them - with the first time ever in America DVD release of what may be t...  more »


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Actors: Torben Bille, Anne Sparrow, Tony Eades
Director: Vidal Raski
Genres: Drama, Horror
Sub-Genres: Drama, Horror
Studio: Severin
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 03/31/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1974
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

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Bartok Kinski | Prague | 05/22/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

""The Sinful Dwarf" is a Danish/American production which actually played in theaters in Denmark (I've talked people to who saw the "shocking" premiere). The lead actor, Torben Bille, is one the most recognized dwarf actors in Denmark...I guess, he would rather forget this ultra bizarre piece of sexploitation.

Torben lures innocent young girls to his mom's house with help of mechanical toy poodles. They are drugged and tied up and later abused by "clients" and/or sold into slavery. In between, Dwarf and his drunk mom are doin' several musical numbers. The many sex scenes are pretty close to porn and the soundtrack reminded me of the Residents. It's like an insane mix between "Bloodsucking Freaks" and "Pink Flamingos" with zero comic relief - this movie will blow your mind. Trash film mogul Harry Novak also backed "Please Don't Eat My Mother", "Kiss Me Quick" etc."
Sinful Dwarf
ribcage | Lantana, Florida United States | 10/29/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The Sinful Dwarf is such a provactive title that I wish the film actually lived up to it. I was expecting to sit through a film full of uncomfortable exploitation grotesqueness and come out feeling filthy but also like I had just had a lot of fun since it is, after all, about a SINFUL DWARF.

I'm so frustrated. It's partly my fault I suppose for letting my imagination run wild when I saw the title, but on the other hand if you're going to name your movie THE SINFUL DWARF, you've got to know people's imaginations will do just that so you'd better be ready to step up to the plate and dish out material that exceeds expectations.

The Sinful Dwarf tells the story of a dwarf and his strange mother who kidnap girls and run a sex slave brothel on the top floor of their apartment building. Torben Bille plays our sinful dwarf expertly. He's very creepy and absolutely oozes sinfulness just by his looks. Everytime he was on screen I was captivated by him. He nailed it for sure. If I met him on the streets I'd probably be a little unnerved meeting him since he pulled off this role so perfectly.

But once I realised sex slave was his game, nothing unexpected was thrown at me. Women are addicted to heroin, tied up, whipped and raped. Okay, sounds shocking, but when you compare it to the gruesomness of other shocking films coming out at the same time, it just looks rather tame.

What's worse than the lack of shock value is that the movie's just plain slow. It's dull, it wanders off showing me things I don't care about and pretty much just wastes time between the shock scenes that weren't all that shocking if you've ever watched any similar films. I had a hard time not turning it off, but I was not giving up hope for a finale that would redeem everything. It never came.

With a title like THE SINFUL DWARF, there should have been some kind of over the top element. There wasn't. On top of that there's too much clutter thrown in dragging The Sinful Dwarf into slow, dull 70s movie hell. The title made me watch it and the title kept me from falling asleep in the middle since the content just disappoints.

My two stars go directly to Torben Bille who at least kept me awake just from his acting, despite the fact that nothing terribly interesting was going on."