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Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines.

Director:

Don Edmonds

Writers:

Jonah Royston, John C.W. Saxton (as Jonah Royston)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dyanne Thorne ... Ilsa
Gregory Knoph ... Wolfe
Tony Mumolo Tony Mumolo ... Mario
Maria Marx Maria Marx ... Anna
Nicolle Riddell Nicolle Riddell ... Kata
Sandy Richman Sandy Richman ... Maigret
George 'Buck' Flower ... Binz (as C.D. Lafleuer)
Rodina Keeler ... Gretchen
Richard Kennedy ... General (as Wolfgang Roehm)
Lance Marshall Lance Marshall ... Richter
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Storyline

The scene is set from the start - Ilsa, chief warden of a Nazi concentration - is enjoying the pleasures of one of her male captives. He has the temerity to orgasm before she does, and is speedily hauled off by 2 of Ilsa's henchwomen for speedy castration. Shortly after, a lorry load of fresh female captives arrives. Ilsa informs them: "Do not be afraid, we are doctors." While this statement is true, the reality is that she wishes to use them in "medical experiments" to prove that women are as able to withstand pain as men, in fact better. This is in fact "proved" by flogging one of each to death at the same time, with the two henchwomen laying on with whips while stripped to the waist. After much more along the same lines, Ilsa's nemesis arrives - a blond, blue-eyed American who has been swept up in the death camps. He satisfies her, but weakened by lust for him, Ilsa fails to spot the inevitable prisoners revolt which reverses the table on the baddies. Ilsa is given the full, um, ... Written by tmulqueen

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The most dreaded Nazi of them all! See more »

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Certificate:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aeteas Filmproduktions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Loosely--VERY loosely--based on the life of Ilse Koch ("known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald"), the wife of the SS commandant of the Nazi extermination camps of Buchenwald and Majdanek during World War II. She was infamous for her sadistic treatment of prisoners, including selecting ones with unique tattoos, having them murdered--sometimes even killing them herself--and then skinned, after which she would have lampshades made from the tattooed skin. She was arrested after the war, tried for crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison. She committed suicide in her cell in 1967. See more »

Goofs

The German machine gun used in the film is in fact a U.S. 50 caliber Browning. See more »

Quotes

Ilsa: You have been given the honor of sleeping with a German woman, an officer of the SS!
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Alternate Versions

Anchor Bay's DVD release is the complete, uncut version of the film. See more »


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Panzer Voran!
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Lied der Panzergruppe Kleist
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The most famous (if not best) Nazisploitation out there.
4 January 2008 | by chuck-219See all my reviews

Most here are aware of how this one plays out. Experiments are conducted on war camp prisoners, which are all overseen by our lovely Fraulein Doktor (of title fame). This gal has a nasty habit of collecting male "forget me nots". Some collect stamps. Others, genitals. Call her an eccentric.

Anyhow, politics between the camp and Berlin come into play along with an American she can't figure out (and the requisite escape plans brewing), but those are mere plot details. No sense boring everyone with gratuitous information on the storyline when there's some juicy bits to discuss.

Torture of many respects abound in this one. Castration, gang rape, bacterial/viral injections, human lobster pots, slow hanging (mit eis schmelzen), nipple 'trodes, the list goes on and on. The production values are pretty fair in this one (the sets being left over from "Hogan's Heroes") and the makeup's not half bad. The acting's a bit over the top in "Ilsa", especially with the doktor's blonde henchwomen, but who can really fault topless floggers? Not I.

Thumbs up for me here. It's only single "X", but still some nasty fun.

Charlie.


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