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The Beast in Heat (1977)

La bestia in calore (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, War | 19 July 1977 (Italy)
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This is one of many so called Video Nasties about fictionalized World War 2 Nazi POW camp atrocities. A beautiful, nefarious senior female SS officer/doctor (Magall) creates a genetic, ... See full summary »

Director:

Luigi Batzella (as Ivan Kathansky)

Writers:

Lorenzo Artale (dialogue), Luigi Batzella (as Ivan Kathansky)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Macha Magall ... Dr. Ellen Kratsch
Gino Turini Gino Turini ... Drago (as John Brawn)
Edilio Kim Edilio Kim ... Capt. Hardinghauser (as Kim Gatti)
Xiro Papas Xiro Papas ... Lupo (as Xiros Papas)
Salvatore Baccaro ... The Beast (as Sal Boris)
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This is one of many so called Video Nasties about fictionalized World War 2 Nazi POW camp atrocities. A beautiful, nefarious senior female SS officer/doctor (Magall) creates a genetic, mutant human Beast (half man/half beast). The Beast is a rapacious, squat, mongoloid sex fiend which she uses to torture and molest female prisoners while the Nazis watch. The vertically challenged beast is kept on a diet of mega-aphrodisiacs. There is plenty of sadistic titillations, gore and nudity in this Nazi sub-genre exploitation flick. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Horrifying experiences in the last days of the S.S. See more »

Genres:

Horror | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 July 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Horrifying Experiments of the S.S. Last Days See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eterna Film,Sonora Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was listed as one of the DPP's 72 video nasties in the UK and even made the final list of 39 official titles for prosecution. See more »

Goofs

The armband worn by Dr. Kratsch throughout the film has a swastika with the arms pointing counterclockwise even in scenes with flags having swastika arms pointing in the correct clockwise direction. See more »

Quotes

Drago: Even Mussolini was considered by the Church to be a man sent by Providence. Do you remember?
Don Lorenzo: [angrily] What has the Church to do with God?
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Alternate Versions

The USA DVD by 'Exploitation Digital', under the title 'SS Hell Camp' is uncut. See more »

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SS Hell Camp
13 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

SS Hell Camp (1977)

** (out of 4)

Naziploitation film has a wacked out female German doctor performing experiments on beautiful naked women. This is considered one of the more graphic naxiploitation films but I've seen a couple that are a tad bit worse. Like the others this one here is full of naked women, rape, violence, some blood and various "Hail Hitler's". The biggest problem here, much like the others, is that there isn't enough camp and there's way too many disgusting scenes including one where a baby is taken from its mother, thrown into the air and then shot.


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