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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.

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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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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 »

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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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Panzer Voran!
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Lied der Panzergruppe Kleist
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Notorious nasty deserves its reputation.
4 May 2006 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS certainly deserves its reputation as a nasty film. Although it is thoroughly cheesy, poorly acted, routinely directed, and extremely camp at times, the film still packs a punch due to its ability to offend and disgust at every turn; the depiction of Nazi atrocities in the name of entertainment is hard to defend (so I'm not even going to try) and this movie pulls no punches with its well executed graphic violence and horrific torture scenes.

Ilsa, played with gusto by chesty blonde Dianne Thorne, is the Kommandant at a concentration camp where she oversees medical research performed on the female prisoners. Meanwhile, she uses the males to try and satisfy her sexual needs (and when they fail, she has them castrated!). It is up to German/American stud Wolfe to lead the prisoners in a revolt against the guards whilst simultaneously gaining Ilsa's trust by rogering her senseless at every opportunity.

This notorious sleaze classic packs so much depravity into its 96 minutes running time (uncut), that lovers of exploitation will have a field day. From the opening scene in which Ilsa's sex slave is dragged back to the camp to be emasculated, to the ending in which the prisoners exact bloody retribution, sex and violence pervades every frame. The effective make-up FX by Joe Blasco are repugnant enough for hardened gore-hounds and fans of the female form will be delighted by the copious amounts of nudity (nearly every woman gets naked at some point in the film!). And lets not forget the scene in which Ilsa pees on the Nazi general...

Thirty years after it was made, Ilsa still has the ability to shock—the mark of a true exploitation classic!


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