4.8/10
619
22 user 27 critic

Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)

Violenza in un carcere femminile (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | April 1984 (USA)
Trailer
0:31 | Trailer
A human rights activist goes undercover in a prison to expose the corrupt officials who are mistreating the inmates. She discovers the abuse, torture and humiliation the prisoners are subjected to, which she also personally receives.

Director:

Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn)

Writers:

Ambrogio Molteni (screenplay) (as Palmambrogio Molteni), Claudio Fragasso (screenplay) (as Oliver Lefait) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Emanuelle, a reporter, comes just a little too close to exposing a corrupt official, and is sent to prison on trumped-up charges. In the prison, the inmates are constantly humiliated and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei
Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Ursula Flores
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Famous undercover journalist Emanuelle teams with her friend Cora Norman to uncover a white slave ring that traffics in women kidnapped from various locales around the world. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Laura Gemser, Ivan Rassimov, Karin Schubert
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

While attempting to interview an elusive gangster, photojournalist Emanuelle notices a man pushing a girl in a wheelchair through the airport. Later, in another country she sees the same ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Laura Gemser, Ely Galleani, Gabriele Tinti
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

While on assignment in Nairobi, a photojournalist questions her racial and sexual identity when she engages in affairs with her wealthy hosts.

Director: Bitto Albertini
Stars: Laura Gemser, Karin Schubert, Angelo Infanti
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A female journalist decides to traverse the Amazon Jungle after going undercover in a mental asylum and witnessing a disturbing behavior from a rescued white woman, who she believes was raised by a cannibalistic tribe long thought extinct.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Nieves Navarro
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Four female convicts break out of prison, and during their escape they take hostage a bus full of young female tennis players. They drive the bus to the house of the judge who originally ... See full summary »

Director: Giovanni Brusadori
Stars: Lilli Carati, Zora Kerova, Filippo De Gara
Love Camp (1981)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

The young daughter of a US Senator is drawn into a hippie "free love" cult called "The Children of Light" by the blond boyfriend of the cult's leader, a mysterious and beautiful Asian woman... See full summary »

Director: Christian Anders
Stars: Laura Gemser, Christian Anders, Gabriele Tinti
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Glamorous, but passive and browbeaten fashion model Laura and her abusive photographer husband Carlo go to Egypt to visit Laura's wealthy friend Crystal. While staying at Crystal's palatial... See full summary »

Director: Brunello Rondi
Stars: Laura Gemser, Annie Belle, Al Cliver
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Emmanuelle is sent to Bangkok on a journalism assignment. While there, she embarks on her own exploration of the secrets of sensual pleasure. While learning much, she also reveals several secrets of her own.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Ely Galleani
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

When Emanuelle (Gemser) arrives in the small Italian village heads start turning and eyes start popping. All males in the town are falling all over themselves trying to get a look (or a ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bianchi
Stars: Tony Raggetti, Aldo Ralli, Aldo Sambrell
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor. The next victims are connected to the modeling agency where she worked, Albatross, run by... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Bianchi
Stars: Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo, Femi Benussi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Young engineer Francesco Ferraro is sent to Smeraldo Island in the Seychelles to oversee the tests necessary to dig a silver mine. But Francesco must also find out what happened to his predecessor, vanished without trace.

Director: Pier Ludovico Pavoni
Stars: Laura Gemser, Enzo Bottesini, Venantino Venantini
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Laura Gemser ... Emanuelle / Laura Kendall
Gabriele Tinti ... Doctor Moran
Maria Romano Maria Romano ... Kitty
Ursula Flores Ursula Flores ... Consuelo
Antonella Giacomini Antonella Giacomini ... Malone
Franco Caracciolo ... Leander
Françoise Perrot Françoise Perrot ... Hertha
Lorraine De Selle ... Head Warden
Jacques Stany Jacques Stany ... Chief Inspector
Leila Durante Leila Durante ... Pilar (as Leila Ducci)
Franca Stoppi ... Rescaut
Raul Cabrera Raul Cabrera ... Miguel
Edit

Storyline

Emanuelle goes undercover into a prison to expose the corrupted officials who are brutalizing the inmates. Emanuelle is shocked by the horrors and humiliation the prisoners are subjected to, but when her true identity is discovered, she finds herself at the receiving end. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The strong ones take the weak ones give. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caged Women See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed back to back with Women's Prison Massacre using many of the same cast, crew and sets. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK DVD by Vipco is uncut. See more »

Connections

Followed by Women's Prison Massacre (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy Eyes (And We'll Love Again)
Written by 'Bertrand Châtenet', 'Helen Banks' and Thierry Durbet
Performed by Laura Gemser
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Predictable WIP trash from Mattei, but not without it's fun moments.
6 September 2010 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Violence in a Women's Prison (AKA Emanuelle in Hell) sees Italian trashmeister Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn, just one of many silly aliases the guy operated under) tackling the WIP genre with the same lack of subtlety, skill and style that he applied to most of his work; in other words, the film is an inept but gloriously cheesy slice of exploitative garbage that offers lots of misogynistic action, cartoonish violence, and unintentional hilarity, interspersed by moments of extreme drudgery and sheer tedium.

Laura Gemser, she of the dusky skin and perky breasts, once again stars as intrepid reporter Emanuelle, who this time around poses as a hooker and drug pusher to go undercover in a women's correctional facility and, with the help of Doctor Moran (Gabriele Tinti) and some friendly inmates, expose the depravity and corruption that goes on within. This flimsy plot is all the excuse Mattei needs to give fans of such dubious fare (myself included) over an hour and a half of poorly acted, badly directed sleaze, including the obligatory lesbian action from big breasted bimbos, assorted scraps, a rat attack, a touch of rape, a smidgen of buggery, a little drug abuse, some torture, and best of all, a scat-fight (that's a cat fight that takes place in human feces). It's not art, but it is fun (some of the time).

I give Violence in a Women's Prison 5.5 out of 10, happily rounded up to 6 for Lorraine De Selle's unmissable performance as the prison's nasty head warden, who parades around in black stockings and sussies, forces Doctor Moran to have sex with her (the poor man), and watches on with glee as a virginal female prisoner is raped by two leering inmates borrowed from the neighbouring men's prison.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed