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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.

Director:

Luigi Batzella (as Ivan Kathansky)

Writers:

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

(at around 1h 1 min) The 'rats' under the bucket in the torture scene are actually Guinea Pigs painted black. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ellen Kratsch: [Nude 'beast' man repeatedly assaulting naked female prisoner in cage] Tell me, do you find the spectacle exciting, Private Schultz?
German Soldier: Yes, of course, who wouldn't be excited?
Dr. Ellen Kratsch: [Hard slap to his face!] Spineless fools! A soldier of the Third Reich isn't supposed to get excited at any spectacle!
Dr. Ellen Kratsch: [Turns to female uniformed sidekick] And you, how'd you find the experiment?
Female Nazi sidekck: Excellent! I think you are a genius. You're wonderful, Dr. Kratsch.
[Dr. Kratsch kisses her passionately]
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Alternate Versions

Dutch VHS from 'Video for Pleasure' (erroneously titled "The Beast in the Heat" on the box, though the title on the film was "Horrifying Experiments of the SS Last Days") was uncut and contained the dialogue missing from the later US DVD release from 'Exploitation Digital'. However, there was a 1s snippet missing from the start of the scene where the Germans are marching on the village at around the 18min mark and another 1s snippet missing from the start of the scene where the Germans march on the village again around the 38min mark. Also, like other VHS versions, had the longer version of the intro credits where no names are displayed on the screen for about a minute and a half in the middle of the credits. This release also displays "FIN" at the end on a red title card, whereas current disc releases use a black title card at the end. 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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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 July 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

S.S. Experiment Camp 2 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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