Torture Devices DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 22, 2003
This 3,000-year survey shows the extraordinary efforts mankind has gone to in order to inflict pain on others.
The subject isn't easy, but it is strangely compelling. Throughout history, mankind has gone to extraordinary lengths to develop new methods of inflicting pain on others. Whether used to extract critical information, punish wrong-doers or for the sadistic entertainment of tyrants, torture has always relied on a remarkable arsenal of devices.
Unflinching and compelling, TORTURE DEVICES takes a 3,000-year tour through pain, exploring the different techniques and tools used through the ages. In ancient Greece, unfortunates were barbecues alive on the Brzen Bull, while Assyrians were more likely to be flayed. The zealous priests of the Spanish Inquisition used a host of barbaric devices to chase demons from the flesh, while in Native-American communities, torturers tended to be women.
Bamboo splints, Josef Mengele, Pol Pot's secret prison and more--take a dark ride through the history of torture with MODERN MARVELS®.