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The Beast in Heat (1977)

La bestia in calore (original title)
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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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19 July 1977 (Italy)  »

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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 »

Goofs

The scene where Dr Kratch first encounters the four nude women is shown in reverse as evidenced by the armband on the wrong arm and swastika reversed. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Incredibly tasteless slice of Nazisploitation that fortunately manages to be pretty unintentionally funny
17 November 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

Maybe I have the sickest sense of humor on Earth, I don't know. But for some reason, I found this infamous slice of Nazisploitation to be incredibly hilarious (completely unintentional of course). Its crude and tasteless, certainly the most over-the-top out of all the Nazisploitation films. While the film never uses the holocaust as exploitation fodder (thankfully), its full of sequences that should be offensive because of how politically incorrect they are. Nazi doctors create a hairy midget whose virility will advance the Aryan race and subsequently sacrifice village girls to him. Women, children, and babies are gunned down in the Nazis' ruthless quest. There's plenty of rape and torture thats pretty disgusting to watch.

Thankfully, none of the film becomes offensive simply because of how inept it is. Its one of the most horribly made films I've ever seen. There's not a single technical department thats even remotely successful. The direction is horribly paced, the dubbing makes "Speed Racer" look professional by comparison, and the acting is abyssal. The film is so poorly done it often makes its tasteless material unintentionally hilarious. Its not disturbing because its so over-the-top its impossible to take seriously for one moment. In my mind, this is far more entertaining than the more highly regarded examples of the Nazisploitation genre such as "Salon Kitty". Bad, yes, but never boring. (5/10)


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