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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:

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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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 45 mins) The scene where Dr. Kratch first encounters the four nude women is shown in reverse as evidenced by the armband on the wrong arm and swastika reversed. 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

The banned UK video by 'JVI', under the title 'The Beast In Heat' is uncut See more »

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Truly so bad it's good
18 December 2001 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

If one can overlook the gratuitous nudity, lengthy rape scenes, and nasty tortures, La Bestia In Calore does provide solid entertainment for those who enjoy particularly inept cinema. Muscleman Brad Harris stars as a priest involved with Italian partisans and provides the film's best line as he sends the resistance off to battle: "trust in the Lord! He's the BEST!" Stock footage from better films with decent budgets is easily discernible, as are toy planes that periodically bomb our heroic partisans--one of whom bears an uncanny resemblance to Saddam Hussein. The award for best torture device must surely go to the 'death by hamster nibbling' sequence, and of course all the actors--including those playing the Nazis--sport truly atrocious 70's hair. Unforgettable!


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