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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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Even the SS feared her! 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

At one point you can hear a jet fly overhead. Since this is at the end of the war it could be an Me-262. See more »

Goofs

Ilsa is referred to as holding the rank of major, but her collar insignia is that of a Lieutenant Colonel or SS Obersturmbannführer. 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

The only release in the German-speaking area is from Switzerland. This version is cut in about 30 scenes and nearly all gore and torture scenes are missing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kaddish (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Fahne hoch
(uncredited)
Written by Horst Wessel
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Healthy Slice of the Perverse
18 April 2007 | by rannixxSee all my reviews

I completely see why some people really like this movie (director Quentin Tarantino among those that do).

The movie may have been slightly cringe-worthy when I saw it (mostly the way the director relishes in the dirty art he has created), but in retrospect is fluff compared to a lot of the movies I've seen since then. Even though this movie is pure, unadulterated carnage and heinous acts throughout the entire course of the film, it had a redeeming quality.It's hard to pinpoint what made this movie so appealing to me. It was a perfect emblem of the pure sleaziness and overall decadent atmosphere of the 70's smut prevalent at this time. Like all grindhouse films, it appeals to the baser senses - filled with excess violence (grizzly and well-done) and sex. And it's shot amazingly well for such a poor film. I expected it to be grainy and imperceptible.

There's an element of immorality felt when watching films like this, but it's a healthy outlet to sublimate impure thoughts. It's sensationalist, yes. Probably no artistic merit either. But it's an appetizer of the 70's Perversia. I do think it's mostly meant to be titillating and gross for the sake of being gross. It's so blatantly in-your-face tasteless and bad that I love it. Stay away from it if you don't have a knack for the depraved.


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