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Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977)

R | | Horror | May 1978 (USA)
In 1953, nestled deep in the unforgiving Siberian Tundra, the Stalinist Gulag 14 is a purgatory under the command of the brutally seductive tormentor, Ilsa. More than two decades later, the camp's sole survivor thirsts for retribution.

Director:

Jean LaFleur (as Jean Lafleur)

Writer:

Marven McGara
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dyanne Thorne ... Ilsa
Michel-René Labelle Michel-René Labelle ... (as Michel René Labelle)
Gilbert Beaumont Gilbert Beaumont
Jean-Guy Latour ... Gregory
Ray Landry
Terry Haig Terry Haig
Jacques Morin
Henry Gamer Henry Gamer
Jorma Lindqvist Jorma Lindqvist
Gil Viviano Gil Viviano ... (as as Gil Viviand)
Anne Marie Guenette Anne Marie Guenette
Nicole Fortin Nicole Fortin
Bertha Pierre Bertha Pierre
Carole Péloquin Carole Péloquin
Carol Downs Carol Downs
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In 1953, nestled deep in the unforgiving Siberian Tundra, the Stalinist Gulag 14, a purgatory for the rehabilitation of political dissidents, is under the command of the brutally seductive tormentor, Ilsa. However, after Stalin's execution, the camp is burned to the ground by Ilsa's comrades with the intention of leaving no one behind to recount the horrors within the prison's gates, with the exception of one man: the survivor Andre Chicurin. Now, more than two decades later, in 1977, Ilsa has found refuge in Montreal running a profitable brothel, unaware that Chicurin thirsts for retribution. Written by Nick Riganas

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That Infamous "Ilsa" is Back Again! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aihmalotoi sto stratopedo tis kolasmenis Ilsa See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Anchor Bay Entertainment tried to obtain the rights to this film when they re-mastered and released the first three films in the series, but the current owners wouldn't sell. See more »

Quotes

Ilsa: [addressing the prisoners] Here at Gulag 14, there is a certain formality before a death is certified. This dog tried to escape. He planned to trick us. Perhaps, even now, he cheats us. We must make certain. Watch and remember well...
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Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia: And so the Ilsa saga ends
1 December 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Dyanne Thorne returns for the fourth and final movie in the Ilsa series but she doesn't exactly go out on a high.

Ilsa once again tortures, maims and torments innocents for her own peverse degenerate and evil reasons, all while under the guard of loyal troops whom she keeps in check with her womanly wiles. Arguably all four movies have the same plot, if not they are remarkably similiar.

The previous movies weren't great and this isn't the worst of the bunch, but it's a shame to see a franchise end on a very underwhelming note.

The plot is certainly not polished, the cast are hit and miss, Ilsa never really comes into her own like previous additions and in many respects it feels like it's been downgraded from an exploitation flick to something desperate and unnecessary. Sure you have the customary nudity and quite graphic sex scenes but they feel tacked on, almost pornlike and have no purpose in advancing the plot.

Dyanne Thorne does her best once again but I'd say this is for fans of the series only and even then you're likely to feel a bit let down.

The Good:

Great practical effects

Dyanne Thorne

The Bad:

I still don't get the Ilsa timeline (Or lack thereof)

Much of the technology is plain silly

Very weak finale

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

An electric whisk to the groin is truly the next level of torture

One day someone needs to explain to me what Ilsa is and how she keeps returning throughout different generations


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