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Escape from Hell (1980) More at IMDbPro »Femmine infernali (original title)

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Director:
Writers:
Sergio Chiusi (screenplay)
Sergio Chiusi (story)
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Release Date:
27 March 1980 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Warden's Just Handed Down A Stiff Sentence!
Plot:
A women's prison camp is located deep in the tropical rain forest. Sadistic guards and a warden from hell make life almost unbearable for the inmates... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Very sweaty, very sleazy See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Anthony Steffen ... Doctor Farrell
Ajita Wilson ... Zaira
Cristina Lay ... Vivienne
Cintia Lodetti ... Katie
Luciano Pigozzi ... The Warden
Serafino Profumo ... Martinez
Maite Nicote ... Mary (as Maite Nicott)
Yael Forti ... Marika
Zaira Zoccheddu ... Lucy
Adelaide Cendra
Angela Martinelli
Gilberto Galimberti ... Luis
Anna Maria Panaro ... Marie Antoinette, the madwoman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Spafford ... Martinez (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Edoardo Mulargia  (as Edward G. Muller)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sergio Chiusi  screenplay
Sergio Chiusi  story
Roberto Estévez  screenplay (as Roberto Esteves)
Anthony La Penna  dialogue: English version (as Tony La Penna)
Edoardo Mulargia  screenplay (as Edward G. Muller)

Produced by
Arturo González .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marcello Giombini 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Mateos (director of photography) (as Valverde Mateos Manuel)
 
Film Editing by
Eugenio Alabiso 
 
Makeup Department
Maria Teresa Carrera .... hair stylist
Giuseppe Ferranti .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gilberto Galimberti .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gumersindo Andrés .... set designer (as Gumersindo Andres Lopez)
 
Sound Department
Anthony La Penna .... dubbing director: English edition (as Tony La Penna)
Sandro Occhetti .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurizio Centini .... camera operator
Marco Sperduti .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Sante Discepoli .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Marialuce Faccenna .... script girl (as Maria Lucia Faccenna)
Giuseppe Scandue .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Femmine infernali" - Spain (original title)
"Escape" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
93 min | UK:88 min (cut)
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The film was rejected for UK cinema in 1980.See more »
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Very sweaty, very sleazy, 11 January 2007
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

Confusing this because it seems Mr Mulargia made two versions of this with the same cast and given the same title. This one has an alternative title of Hell Prison (UK video) and the other is sometimes known as Hotel Paradiso (and Hell Prison!!). The other film has a notable scene where an inmate is kissing a warden and bites off his tongue, whereas this one has Adjita Wilson suspended spread eagle from a platform and lots of leeches in the swamps. Anyway, to the matter in hand and it's not a pretty sight. Very sweaty, very sleazy jungle set W I P with lots of sex and violence. If, however you feel the outrageous and degrading violence becomes torturous for the viewer during the first half hour just wait for the drawn out and torturous escape through the jungle in the last half hour. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood but despite the presence of Ms Wilson and a spirited performance from Antonio De Teffe as the alcoholic doctor this seemed all rather tedious if graphic standard fare.

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