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The Beast in Heat (1977)
"La bestia in calore" (original title)

 -  Horror | Thriller | War  -  19 July 1977 (Italy)
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This is one of many so called Video Nasties about fictionalized World War 2 Nazi POW camp atrocities. A beautiful, nefarious senior female SS officer/doctor (Magall) creates a genetic, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Macha Magall ...
Dr. Ellen Kratsch
Gino Turini ...
Drago (as John Brawn)
Edilio Kim ...
Capt. Hardinghauser (as Kim Gatti)
Xiro Papas ...
Lupo (as Xiros Papas)
Salvatore Baccaro ...
The Beast (as Sal Boris)
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This is one of many so called Video Nasties about fictionalized World War 2 Nazi POW camp atrocities. A beautiful, nefarious senior female SS officer/doctor (Magall) creates a genetic, mutant human Beast (half man/half beast). The Beast is a rapacious, squat, mongoloid sex fiend which she uses to torture and molest female prisoners while the Nazis watch. The vertically challenged beast is kept on a diet of mega-aphrodisiacs. There is plenty of sadistic titillations, gore and nudity in this Nazi sub-genre exploitation flick. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Horrifying experiences in the last days of the S.S. See more »

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Horrifying Experiments of the S.S. Last Days  »

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The film was listed as one of the DPP's 72 video nasties in the UK and even made the final list of 39 official titles for prosecution. See more »

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The 'rats' under the bucket in the torture scene are actually Guinea Pigs painted black. See more »

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Dr. Ellen Kratsch: I'm certain that my creature will give you a demonstration of its virility that no human being could be capable of imagining. You will see, dear Doctor, and appreciate the immolation of the chosen virgin who, without realising it, will be sacrificing herself to science. Humph! Very Well...
Dr. Ellen Kratsch: [to the guard] Open that door.
[the prisoner enters]
Dr. Ellen Kratsch: Hmmm... you're very pretty. I can tell that you'll be appreciated.
voice off screen: She was chosen from the special batch.
Dr. Ellen Kratsch: So you must be one of those who refused to ...
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Yet another genre disappointment.
16 July 2002 | by (Peterborough, UK) – See all my reviews

In theory, the Nazi-sex cycle of exploitation cinema should be an absolute winner. Not only are all these films based on spectacularly non-PC and offensive plot premises, but by their very nature they give plenty of opportunity for the film-makers to work in scene after scene of gore, nudity, sex, and combinations of the three. Of course, as any seasoned Euro-exploitation fan knows, it is very rare that ANY so-called "video nasty" lives up to the promise of its garish title and plot outline, and in practice, there is nothing that displays this more succinctly than this genre. The Nazi-sex films are ineptly made, dull, boring, and not nearly as offensive as they should be.

Saying that though, THE BEAST IN HEAT does at least enough to raise itself above other dross such as SS EXPERIMENT CAMP. Badly made and boring it might be, but the comedy of the caged "beast" is enough to keep you watching (even though its appearances are few and far between). The nastiest gore surfaces at the very end, and although it's all quite unpleasant in theory (particularly the moment where the "beast" tears chunks out of an unfortunate victim's mons pubis and gobbles them up), the absolutely dire standard of special effects leaves this whole affair more in the niche of BLOODSUCKING FREAKS than MEN BEHIND THE SUN...

Not really worth bothering with unless you are an enthusiast of this sort of thing. "Fans" of this particularly surreal thread of exploitation would be well advised to dabble in the seedy climes of the closely-related "Women In Prison" cycle, because the best of that genre beats this type of gubbins hands down.


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