Pandora’s Mirror (1981)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA | Director: Shaun Costello
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 93mn
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A woman goes into an antique shop to buy furniture, and notices a large mirror, which the owner refuses to sell, claiming that it’s possessed. She persuades him to let her borrow it for a few days. When she gets home and looks at it, she discovers that it has the power to show her the sexual escapades of all the people throughout history who have looked into this mirror.

The best of Shaun Costello’s comparatively big budget period (HOT DREAMS being the competition), PANDORA’S MIRROR also stands as the finest TWILIGHT ZONE type adult film ever made, achieving a sustained eeriness right from its opening frames through deliberate pacing, exceptionally beautiful cinematography (credited to “Paolo Coeli”) and Costello’s by now exceedingly familiar record collection (Bernard Herrmann’s VERTIGO theme, a couple of Mike Oldfield tunes in addition to newer selections like Pino Donaggio’s music from De Palma’s CARRIE and the traditional “Woman of Ireland” made popular by Stanley Kubrick’s BARRY LYNDON) plundered for soundtrack purposes.

This haunting adult film remains one of the best to come out of the genre’s Golden Age. Costello has taken the utmost care with every aspect of production.


Pandora’s Mirror (1981)