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Women's Prison Massacre -- Emanuelle, a reporter, comes just a little too close to exposing a corrupt official, and is sent to prison on trumped-up charges. In the prison, the inmates are constantly humiliated and tortured by the prison staff. Overly affectionate prisoners are forced underwater, while others are obliged to look on.


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Claudio Fragasso (writer)
Olivier Lefait (writer)
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1985 (USA) See more »
Makes "Scarface" look like a Sunday school picnic! See more »
Emanuelle, a reporter, comes just a little too close to exposing a corrupt official, and is sent to prison on trumped-up charges... See more » | Add synopsis »
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No typical "Black Emanuelle" sleaze here, but nonetheless GREAT exploitation-movie! See more (19 total) »


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Laura Gemser ... Emanuelle
Gabriele Tinti ... Crazy Boy Henderson
Ursula Flores ... Albina
Maria Romano ... Laura
Antonella Giacomini ... Irene
Raul Cabrera ... Victor "Geronimo" Brain
Pierangelo Pozzato ... Helmut "Blade" von Bauer
Robert Mura ... Brett O'Hara
Michael Laurant ... Prison Official
Françoise Perrot ... Molly, the guard
Jacques Stany ... District Attorney Robinson
Flo Astair (as Flo Astaire)
Carlo De Mejo ... Lawman Harrison
Franca Stoppi ... Head Guard
Lorraine De Selle ... Colleen, The Warden
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Omero Capanna ... Prison Transport Driver (uncredited)
Lewis E. Ciannelli ... District Attorney (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Albina (voice: English version) (uncredited)
John Gayford ... Brett O'Hara (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Giuseppe Marrocco ... Giornalista (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Crazy Boy Henderson (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Colleen - The Warden (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Emanuelle (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruno Mattei  (as Gilbert Roussel)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claudio Fragasso  writer
Olivier Lefait  writer

Produced by
Jean Lefait .... executive producer
Original Music by
Luigi Ceccarelli 
Cinematography by
Henry Frogers  (as Henry Froger)
Film Editing by
Gilbert Kikoïne 
Production Design by
Charles Finelli 
Production Management
Walter Brandi .... production supervisor (as Walter Bigari)
Sergio Cortona .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claudio Fragasso .... second unit director
Olivier Gérard .... assistant director (as Gerard Olivier)
Art Department
Charles Finelli .... construction engineer
Bruno Schiavi .... upholsterer
Sound Department
Robert Beauchamp .... sound
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlo Aquari .... assistant camera
Giovanni Leacche .... still photographer
Jean-Paul Pradier .... camera operator
Other crew
Catherine Lefait .... continuity
Graziella Marsetti .... continuity (as Graziella Marzetti)
Gabrielle Rossini .... production administrator
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Blade Violent - I violenti" - Italy (original title)
"Blade Violent" - Japan (English title)
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89 min
Color (Telecolor)
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Laura Gemser has stated unequivocally that Claudio Fragasso actually directed the film.See more »
Albina:Take my advice and die!
Laura:I'll bite your nipples off!
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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
No typical "Black Emanuelle" sleaze here, but nonetheless GREAT exploitation-movie!, 27 January 2006
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

In the short period of only one year, the infamous Italian director Bruno Mattei directed TWO films in the "Black Emanuelle"-series starring Laura Gemser that are both set inside the walls of women's prison. Yet, the 1982 film "Caged Women" differs a lot from this "Women's Prison Massacre", and the latter one doesn't even fully belongs in the entirely on sex revolving Emanuelle-cycle, anyway. "Women's Prison Massacre" is a truly brutal and shocking exploitation effort that seemly only carries the popular "Emanuelle"-label because it's a lot easier to promote the film that way! In case you're hoping to see another truckload of pointless sleaze, you'll be sorely disappointed, but in pretty much every other case, you're more likely to be very surprised by this exciting exploitation adventure! Instead of serving the same old and repetitive dish of whipping lesbian guards and helplessly abused prisoners, Mattei brings a versatile story that mainly revolves on 4 dangerously insane male criminals that take hostage over a female prison where they rape, torture and violate the inmates as well as their corrupt guards. Their main interest is the beautiful reporter Emanuelle, who's an innocent girl among a sick bunch of power-mad inmates. "Women's Prison Massacre" is an outrageous movie that covers pretty much every topic that exploitation fans want to see! Mattei's budget possibilities obviously were rather limited and therefore the film doesn't contain much gore, but it surely suggests a lot of sadism and stages several genuine shock-moments (like the tense Russian roulette-sequence, for example). Lead star Laura Gemser keeps her clothes on throughout the entire film (which must be a personal record for her), but for those who can't do without a minimal amount of nudity, there are multiple other gorgeous-looking actresses that go all the way, like Maria Romano Antonella Giacomini. The prison location works well and the script features many ingenious little ideas, like the razor blade payback (ouch!) and the aforementioned Russian roulette game. The ending comes a bit abrupt, though, and the recent DVD-release contains a lot of fuzzy and seemly ancient editing. This is definitely Bruno Mattei's best film and possibly even the finest "Women-in-Prison" flick ever. Highly recommended to cult fanatics and other sick puppies.

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