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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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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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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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Seedy and boring...A torturous combination.
25 February 2004 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Basically here we have just another tasteless, dull, haphazardly and carelessly slapped together Euro-sleazefest cheaply made to capitalize on the drive-in success of the ILSA films. This time, Dr. Helene Krast (Macha Magal), a blonde Nazi torturer, uses her gothic torture chamber to pump secrets out of innocent European villagers during World War II. Oh yeah, there's also a fat, naked, hairy, grunting guy (played by the same "Boris Lugosi" cat who portrayed "Ook" in FRANKENSTEIN'S CASTLE OF FREAKS) who paws, rapes and kills women thrown into his cell.

Endless nudity and violence are mixed with badly incorporated (and dull!) stock war footage, choppy editing and cheap, tasteless sadism. This is available on tape under various titles like S.S. HELL CAMP, THE BEAST IN HEAT and NAZI HOLOCAUST. The version I saw was entitled S.S. EXPERIMENT CAMP 2 (which was the original US video version and is probably missing some of the more explicit scenes). Even if it was heavily cut, I think I'll pass on the 'full' experience of LA BESTIA IN CALORE.

Score: 2 out of 10


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