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The Beast in Heat (1977)

La bestia in calore (original title)
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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Dr. Ellen Kratsch
Gino Turini ...
Drago (as John Brawn)
Edilio Kim ...
Capt. Hardinghauser (as Kim Gatti)
Xiro Papas ...
Lupo (as Xiros Papas)
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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 »

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(at around 1h 1 min) The 'rats' under the bucket in the torture scene are actually Guinea Pigs painted black. See more »

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Dr. Ellen Kratsch: [Nude 'beast' man repeatedly assaulting naked female prisoner in cage] Tell me, do you find the spectacle exciting, Private Schultz?
German Soldier: Yes, of course, who wouldn't be excited?
Dr. Ellen Kratsch: [Hard slap to his face!] Spineless fools! A soldier of the Third Reich isn't supposed to get excited at any spectacle!
Dr. Ellen Kratsch: [Turns to female uniformed sidekick] And you, how'd you find the experiment?
Female Nazi sidekck: Excellent! I think you are a genius. You're wonderful, Dr. Kratsch.
[Dr. Kratsch kisses her passionately]
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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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