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Release Date:
February 1979 (USA) See more »
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That Infamous "Ilsa" Woman Is Back See more »
Plot:
Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately "checks" in... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Sexploitation Amidst the Jungle See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Dyanne Thorne ... Greta
Tania Busselier ... Abbie Phillips

Lina Romay ... Juana
Eric Falk ... Pablo Rego
Angela Ritschard ... Rosa Phillips
Howard Maurer ... Governor
Esther Studer ... No. 24
Peggy Markoff ... No. 14
Esther Moser ... No. 18

Jesús Franco ... Dr. Milton Arcos (as Jess Franco)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra L. Brennan
Lorli Bucher ... Wardress
Dagmar Bürger ... No. 9
Alex Exler
Karl Gysling ... Prisoner
Roman Huber ... Prisoner
Mike Lederer ... Prisoner
Sigad Sharaf ... No. 20
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Directed by
Jesús Franco 
 
Writing credits
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Erwin C. Dietrich  (as Manfred Gregor)
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)

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Erwin C. Dietrich .... producer
 
Original Music by
Walter Baumgartner 
 
Cinematography by
Ruedi Küttel 
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Greta - Haus ohne Männer" - USA (original title)
"Greta the Mad Butcher" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"Greta the Torturer" - Europe (English title) (informal alternative title)
"Greta, the Mad Butcher" - Europe (English title) (informal title)
"Greta, the Sadist" - Europe (English title) (informal alternative title)
"Ilsa, the Wicked Warden" - International (English title) (DVD title)
"Ilsa: Absolute Power" - International (English title) (new title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:95 min | Germany:86 min | USA:90 min | UK:87 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Argentina:18 | Australia:(Banned) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Québec) | Norway:18 (2007) | UK:18 | USA:X (self applied) | West Germany:18
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Uses same sets as Barbed Wire Dolls (1976).See more »
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Sexploitation Amidst the Jungle, 2 August 2005

Strange, depraved vision of Jess Franco's concerning Ilsa, that wicked, blouse-popping sadist of the famous/infamous series starring statuesque/bosomy Dyanne Thorne. This time around a young girl gets into a hospital run for women who suffer from sex-related diseases such as lesbianism and nymphomania. It seems she had a sister admitted a year ago and wants to find out what has happened to her even though she knows no patient has ever left. The film takes place somewhere in South America where a government is fighting rebels. Well, you get what you might expect from a series like this: lots of nude girls, lots of perversion, lots of sadism, lots of sleaze, and generally a sick/guilty feeling having seen it. There are many scenes which are downright disgusting such as one dealing with the use of a plastic bag, another with pins and a human pin cushion, shock therapy, a night with the boys from the local prison, and the grand finale where Greta(Thorne) is out to lunch with the girls. Franco is a decent director in terms of piecing a film together(despite what the subject matter might be). He can draw scenes out for suspense. He can also shock which he does well too. The acting was decent overall. Thorne is way over-the-top, but hey who cares once they see her? She is the personification of voluptuousness wearing her strained military blouse and high boots with red hair this time round. Ilsa, the Wicked Warden is a unique look at what film can do...and perhaps should not do.

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