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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.


Jean LaFleur (as Jean Lafleur)


Marven McGara




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 Gil Viviand)
Anne Marie Guenette Anne Marie Guenette
Nicole Fortin Nicole Fortin
Bertha Pierre Bertha Pierre
Carole Péloquin Carole Péloquin
Carol Downs Carol Downs


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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Bloodthirsty! Cruel! Vindictive! Ilsa is ... The Tigress See more »




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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 »


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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" you have also seen " , followed by the actors' names. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is a tape in Belgium which presents the movie in a very bright transfer and full uncut in French language See more »


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The Fourth in the "Infamous" Ilsa Series
27 September 2005 | by EVOL666See all my reviews

I don't see what the big deal is here...Almost all the other reviewers seem to hate this film, and I don't really get it. After the goofy, uninspired HAREM KEEPER, and the pretty dull sleaze-fest WICKED WARDEN, I was pleasantly surprised with TIGRESS. It's no masterpiece by any means, but this one had some inventive torture and a decent amount of tits-and-ass. This one has the mammoth-mounded Ilsa playing baby-sitter to a bunch of Russian traitors in the first half of the film, and a Canadian whorehouse madam in the second half. Yes, the story is definitely a little disjointed, almost playing like 2 different films, but I think this one had a good balance between sex and gore, and enough sleazy humor to make it an all-around worthwhile and entertaining entry. Definitely worth checking out if you like the series (or sleazy exploit cinema in general), but you may have a hard time finding it - I don't believe that there is a DVD release as of yet (at least not in the States), so start scouring those old mom-and-pop video stores. Regardless of what the other guys say, I like this one - 8/10

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May 1978 (USA) See more »

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Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »


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CAD250,000 (estimated)
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