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Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977)

R | | Horror | May 1978 (USA)
Erotic adventure in Siberia.

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Dyanne Thorne ...
Michel-René Labelle ...
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Gilbert Beaumont
Jean-Guy Latour ...
Gregory
Terry Haig
Jacques Morin
Henry Gamer
Jorma Lindqvist
Gil Viviano ...
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Anne Marie Guenette
Nicole Fortin
Bertha Pierre
Carole Péloquin
Carol Downs
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Siberia 1953: Ilsa is now working in a Gulag prison camp. Her mission is to "retrain the minds" of those who don't agree with the Communists. But prisoner, Yakurin, is more difficult than the others. Ilsa is not one to give up, though. "We will break you", she promises. However, when Stalin dies, the camp closes down, Ilsa and the guards kill the prisoners and leave. But Yakurin survives. In 1977, Yakurin is the coach of the Soviet boxing team, and on a visit in Montreal, he lets the boxers visit a brothel. The owner of the brothel is Ilsa and her colleagues are from the Gulag camp. Ilsa sees Yakurin and wants a second chance to finish "breaking" him, and Yakurin wants to get revenge... Written by Calle

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Bloodthirsty! Cruel! Vindictive! Ilsa is ... The Tigress See more »

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Aihmalotoi sto stratopedo tis kolasmenis Ilsa  »

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CAD 250,000 (estimated)
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Anchor Bay Entertainment tried to obtain the rights to this film when they re-mastered and released the first three films in the series, but the current owners wouldn't sell. See more »

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Ilsa: [addressing the prisoners] Here at Gulag 14, there is a certain formality before a death is certified. This dog tried to escape. He planned to trick us. Perhaps, even now, he cheats us. We must make certain. Watch and remember well...
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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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The Fourth in the "Infamous" Ilsa Series
27 September 2005 | by (St. John's Abortion Clinic) – See all my reviews

I don't see what the big deal is here...Almost all the other reviewers seem to hate this film, and I don't really get it. After the goofy, uninspired HAREM KEEPER, and the pretty dull sleaze-fest WICKED WARDEN, I was pleasantly surprised with TIGRESS. It's no masterpiece by any means, but this one had some inventive torture and a decent amount of tits-and-ass. This one has the mammoth-mounded Ilsa playing baby-sitter to a bunch of Russian traitors in the first half of the film, and a Canadian whorehouse madam in the second half. Yes, the story is definitely a little disjointed, almost playing like 2 different films, but I think this one had a good balance between sex and gore, and enough sleazy humor to make it an all-around worthwhile and entertaining entry. Definitely worth checking out if you like the series (or sleazy exploit cinema in general), but you may have a hard time finding it - I don't believe that there is a DVD release as of yet (at least not in the States), so start scouring those old mom-and-pop video stores. Regardless of what the other guys say, I like this one - 8/10


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