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Ambrogio Molteni (screenplay) &
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April 1984 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Laura Gemser ... Emanuelle / Laura Kendall
Gabriele Tinti ... Doctor Moran
Maria Romano ... Kitty
Ursula Flores ... Consuelo
Antonella Giacomini ... Malone
Franco Caracciolo ... Leander
Françoise Perrot ... Hertha
Lorraine De Selle ... Head Warden
Jacques Stany ... Chief Inspector
Leila Durante ... Pilar (as Leila Ducci)
Franca Stoppi ... Rescaut
Raul Cabrera ... Miguel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Hertha (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ... Doctor Moran (voice: English version) (uncredited)
John Gayford ... Miguel (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Head Warden (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Emanuelle / Laura Kendall (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruno Mattei  (as Vincent Dawn)
Writing credits
Ambrogio Molteni (screenplay) (as Palmambrogio Molteni) &
Olivier Lefait (screenplay) (as Oliver Lefait)

Ambrogio Molteni (story) (as Palmambrogio Molteni)

Original Music by
Luigi Ceccarelli 
Cinematography by
Luigi Ciccarese 
Film Editing by
Bruno Mattei 
Art Direction by
Maurizio Mammi 
Makeup Department
Marcello Di Paolo .... makeup artist
Maria-Luisa Fraticelli .... hair stylist (as Maria Luisa Fraticelli)
Production Management
Walter Brandi .... production manager (as Walter Bigari)
Sergio Cortona .... production manager
Christian Alexander Morán .... post-production manager (restored version) (as Christian Alexander Moran)
Remo Odevaine .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claudio Fragasso .... assistant director
Olivier Gérard .... assistant director (as Gerard Olivier)
Art Department
Bruno Schiavi .... drapes
Sound Department
Stefano Alessi .... boom operator (as Steffano Alessi)
Paolo Picchi .... sound recording engineer
Special Effects by
Armando Grilli .... special effects
Virgilio Daddi .... stunt director
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcello Antonini .... chief grip
Carlo Aquari .... assistant camera
Franco Cerboni .... chief electrician
Renato Doria .... camera operator
Giovanni Leacche .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elda Chinellato .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Gilbert Kikoïne .... assistant editor
Other crew
Silvio Colecchia .... production secretary
Catherine Lefait .... production secretary (as Caterin Lefait)
Graziella Marsetti .... continuity
E. Rancati .... equipment
Gabrielle Rossini .... administrator
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Caged Women" - USA (dubbed version)
"Violence in a Women's Prison" - Canada (English title) (video title)
"Emanuelle Reports from a Women's Prison" - Belgium (English title) (video box title)
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UK:94 min (DVD version) | USA:90 min | Canada:99 min (unrated version)
Color (Telecolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Filmed back to back with Women's Prison Massacre using many of the same cast, crew and sets.See more »
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.

After the sordid delights of 'SS Camp 5 - Womans' Hell' and the bleakly disturbing 'Womans' Camp 119', Bruno Mattei says farewell Nazis and, plumps instead, for a bunch of jailbirds for his next 'women incarcerated' chunk of sleaze.

It is unfortunate I didn't have a copy of 'Blade Violent' to compare this with, this film used the same cast,same sets and virtually same plot. A plus point is that I can review this purely on single merit. On a whole this is a fairly average entry in the Women In Prison genre, featuring three scream queens Gemser, Stoppi and De Selle taking the main roles. Unfortunately these stalwarts of sin cannot save this movie from being a little mundane. The movie tells the tale of our intrepid reporter Emanuelle (Gemser)undercover in a female penitentiary as an inmate. Her task is to report on the corruptive and inhumane practices within the prison/penal system. Eventually we are thrust into the unsavoury W.I.P world where beatings are regularly brandished out by deadpan officers with bad hair, sapphic shennanigans are occurring regularly by the suitably looking 'rough' females and there is of course the obligatory humiliation, mental and physical.

I am unsure whether it is because this is Matteis' first stab at the W.I.P genre (though SS films can't be all that dissimilar surely ?) but I feel the whole movie is rather a tame effort. There a few nasty surprises that borderline on the humourous such as the 'poo punch-up' and a very novel way of bell ringing. The rape sequence, although voyeuristically unsettling to begin with, you gradually find yourself amused as two inmates play pass the parcel with a scantily clad virgin most of this sequence and you wonder in disbelief whether this will end or not.

The direction is well achieved as Mattei uses commendable editing, although the sets are basic, there is still an oppressive decay to the whole affair. Most of Matteis genre films 'Zombie Creeping Flesh','Rats;Night Of Terror','Womens Camp 119' seem to have this vein of industrial atrophy, clinical but chemical and it is this polluted environment that always is the backdrop to some of Matteis' movies making them seem 'nasty'.

Despite sniggering at the dialogue, cringing at the effects and laughing at the dire continuity you always sense a stagnancy that sets the tone from the first frame and lingers throughout until the very last credit. I appreciate Mattei as a director for his grim 'simplicity' and his matter of fact 'I-made-the-films-because-thats-where-the-money-was' attitude. I often think Mattei could've moved onto bigger things but on occasions has been incorrectly underrated.

Buy this to add to the Emanuelle collection, The Mattei collection or WIP Collection that may grace the living room shelf.


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