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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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A beautiful, nefarious senior female SS officer/doctor creates a genetic, mutant human Beast. The Beast is a rapacious, squat, mongoloid sex fiend which she uses to torture and molest female prisoners while the Nazis watch.


Luigi Batzella (as Ivan Kathansky)


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





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 ... Lupo (as Xiros Papas)
Salvatore Baccaro ... The Beast (as Sal Boris)


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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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 »


(at around 14 mins) A sex scene between the prostitute and the German soldier is interrupted by a phone call. When the two separate it is obvious that the soldier's private parts were actually "sheathed" the entire time. See more »


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 in terms of nudity and violence. But misses out several snippets of dialogue, presumably due to print damage. The opening "scream" heard prior to the intro titles on the old UK VHS by 'JVI' and on the Dutch video from 'Video for Pleasure' is missing here. Instead it just starts with the intro music. The intro titles are much, much shorter on this compared to earlier VHS releases, which misses out a section of about a minute and a half where no titles were on screen. When the Captain receives the phone call from the General about 15mins into the film, the line from the General "You are an Idiot" and the Captain's reply "But, that's impossible" has been cut. When the partisans are discussing how they are going to get past the Germans at around the 37min mark, the reply at the end of the scene "Perhaps you're right, we've no other alternative" has been cut. A zoom back of a partisan sat in the window of a derelict building, at around the 43min mark, has been shortened. A shot of a woman running down a dirt track, during the gun battle between the partisans and the Germans, around the 57min mark has been shortened. A scene with a German soldier washing his face in a cattle trough around the 72min mark has been shortened. When the partisans are preparing to attack the German headquarters at around the 77min mark, the dialogue "Well, where are the other guys?", "They should already be at their posts", "What are we waiting for? Let's join 'em. Come on" has been cut from the end of the scene. See more »


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Pretty sick exploitation film.
3 October 2003 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Luigi Batzella's "Beast in Heat" is a hyper sleazy and hyper hilarious and just plain sick nazi exploitation turkey that beats every other film of the questionable genre.The film rips so many other films and documentaries off it makes you laugh alone.There are many scenes of some war documentaries that have extremely bad picture quality.The same thing is with Bruno Mattei's "Hell of the Living Dead" that rips also everything possible off,including the Goblin score from "Contamination" and "Dawn of the Dead"."Beast in Heat" is also very graphic with its violence,mainly towards naked females that get abused and sexually violated as we can expect.Plenty of nudity and pubic hair ripped off and then eaten by the monster and so on.The film doesn't even have a credits in its beginning;I've heard that every member of the crew,including the director,wanted to take their names off from this film.Overall,"Beast in Heat" is surely wild,so fans of Italian exploitation won't be disappointed.

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Release Date:

19 July 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

S.S. Experiment Camp 2 See more »

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Eterna Film, Sonora Films See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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