Friday, 6 January 2012

DVD review: Sadisticum (2008)

Sadisticum is telling the story of a man who seems to have just one challenge in his life, namely the tantalization and killing of his fellow men. At the age of 17, he has killed 2 men already. Then he succeeded to prevent his appetite for many years. Half of his life he spent with working and adapting to the community. But the emptiness in his life increased steadily, until it happened one day, he is killing again. However, this time he wouldn´t stop, this time he would allow free play to his appetite. The brutal killing of his fellow men doesn´t give him satisfaction any longer. The immense growing of his need for recognition is driving him to create some kind of torture course. With this, he would show exclusive like-minded people which way it would be best torturing anyone without killing him early. But there´s not only one course, since his addiction for attention and admiration is increasing vast, he is trying more and more brutal procedures of torture. Still, the story takes an astounding turn one day.
Sadisticum is written and directed by Sebastian Radtke. The film quality is pretty dark at times which can make it hard to see what´s happening on screen. The camera work and editing is good and give the film a dirty creepy atmosphere. The pacing is excellent and the soundtrack is good. The acting is above average. The special fx are very good, there's are not many scenes of torture but the few that are shown are brutal and gory.
The review is based on the DVD released by Maximum Uncut Productions.  The release is uncut and has english subtitles. it´s available from
Rating: 7 out of 7. Sadisticum is a really nice surprise as I didn´t know what to expect, it´s dark and brutal as hell. The torture scenes are perhaps amongst the most extreme I´ve seen. Sadisticum gets my highest recommendations!


No comments:

Post a Comment