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Tropical Inferno (1978)

Frauen für Zellenblock 9 (original title)
Somewhere in the jungles of South America mercenaries stop a truck which has allegedly loaded fruit. The cargo turns out to be six young women. Apprehended and handed over to the custody of the local women's prison.

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Karine Gambier ...
Karine
Howard Vernon ...
Dr. Milton
Susan Hemingway ...
Maria
Aida Gouveia ...
Aida Moret
Esther Studer ...
Barbara
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Cesar Anahory ...
Guard
Dora Doll ...
Loba
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Somewhere in the jungles of South America mercenaries stop a truck which has allegedly loaded fruit. The cargo turns out to be six young women. Apprehended and handed over to the custody of the local women's prison.

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The film was rejected for a DVD certificate in February 2004 in the United Kingdom by the BBFC over sexual violence being eroticized, and indecent images of an under-eighteen (in Britain, indecent images of children are illegal). The BBFC website has this to say regarding the film: This work was rejected. Dubbed,Widescreen,Under the Video Recordings Act 1984,the Board is required to consider any harmful effect that a video work may have upon potential viewers or,through their behaviour,to society by the manner in which it deals with (amongst other things) violent behaviour,horrific behaviour and human sexual activity. Women in Cellblock 9 contains many sequences depicting the abuse,torture and humiliation of naked women. These sequences were found to be in conflict with the Board's published classification guidelines,which prohibit scenes that eroticise or endorse sexual assault. The Board's strict stance on titillatory sexual violence is supported both by public opinion and by a large body of media effects research. In addition,The Protection of Children Act,as amended by the Sexual Offences Act 2003,makes the distribution and showing of indecent photographs of a child under the age of 18 a criminal offence. One of the lead actresses in Women in Cellblock 9 was just over 16 at the time the film was made. The Board was in no doubt that many of the sexualised scenes involving her would therefore be illegal. Although the amendment will not take effect until May 2004,the BBFC cannot classify material which would be in circulation in breach of the Act. The Board considered the option of cutting the work. However,the quantity of scenes involving eroticised sexual violence,combined with the indecent photographs of a person under 18,meant that cuts were not a viable option. See more »

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I love this movie
24 January 2012 | by (.) – See all my reviews

I gave it 1 because it's a piece of feces, but this does not mean I can't still love it! Another one of those Euro Trash sexploitation flicks, which is one of my favorite genres, done using the worst actors and the sleaziest of scripts (if there was one to start with). A big plus for it is the many full frontals and hints of female genitalia we get to see.

It might be worth mentioning that Susan Hemingway is one of the most beautiful actresses I have ever seen, and her beauty goes back to an age where there was no botox or face lifts, so it was naturally and purely hers.

Also worth noting that the "thing" who played the prison guard (the one they tricked and escaped) must be one of the dumbest and dorkiest people to stand in front of a camera. Looking at his expressions you never know if he's happy, suspicious, horny or sleepy. He makes me want to get in and slap him silly. And as long as we're speaking of bad acting, I wish someone could have told that evil doctor that it is not the 1930s anymore and those faces he does are more laughable than scary!

Finally, I'd like to say that Jesus Franco is retarded. Regardless of what he did before or after this film, he is a degenerate untalented idiot. Watch that "Crocodile attack" scene and you'll understand what I say. The stock footages of the crocodiles by the way included an African crocodile when the women were supposedly in a South American jungle!! That was one vicious attack and a very close escape for the broads.

A classic for any fan of this type of films, shows you that even these movies can get so bad you'd actually love them.


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