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The Dirty Seven (1982)

La belva dalla calda pelle (original title)
Seven commandos lose their captain and must begin a brutal attempt to survive.


Bruno Fontana


Bruno Fontana (novel)




Complete credited cast:
Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti ... Falk
Laura Gemser ... Sheila
Gabriele Tinti ... Bony
Giovanni Brusadori Giovanni Brusadori ... Marcus (as Giovanni Brusatori)
Salvatore Lago Salvatore Lago ... Manuel
Vassili Karis Vassili Karis ... Marcel
Pany Herod Pany Herod ... Victor
Finny Anderson Finny Anderson ... Farmer
Timolis Timolis ... Soldier
Betsy Monterey Betsy Monterey ... Little Sister
Maximilian Wolters Maximilian Wolters ... Captain
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Seven commandos lose their captain and must begin a brutal attempt to survive.

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Alternate Versions

In the version titled "Emanuelle, Queen of the Desert," which is the version most often screened on American television and on home video, substantial editing has taken place. The opening scenes have been partially kept in audio, but the picture has been replaced with various images of Laura Gemser, in various states of undress, from throughout the film. Also, the basic premise, which is told in linear fashion in the original, is moved to the middle of the film, as if in flashback. The scene in which Gemser's character entices one of the soldiers on a hillside becomes the film's opening scene, whereas in the original cut, this scene takes place about halfway through the film's running time. The credit order is also changed, with Laura Gemser receiving top billing, whereas Angelo Infanti is top-billed in the original film. See more »


Referenced in The Last Horror Film (1982) See more »

User Reviews

A Strong Voyeuristic Film
6 June 2000 | by AntiknownSee all my reviews

As I turned on the movie, I didnt expect anything more than a weakly pieced together story with blatant excuses to throw sex and nudity into a no brained story. Ironically enough, the movie started out on that foot. During the first 10-15 minutes you are just thrown into a story that doesnt seem that it will have any promise or realism...and then it slowly hooks you.

Bruno Fontanna (who wrote and directed this movie) cleverly chisels out realistic characters put into engrossing situations. You never know what their motivations are or what they have in mind until the moment comes through. The acting shows strength and the story itself keeps changing perspective, keeping you off balanced and wondering where the next turn will lead.

Another thing I admired was the directing. The movie looks to have been originally shot on maybe 16mm film and gives you the impression of being a voyeur looking in on the intimate lives and thoughts of the characters.

When I turned on the movie, I was laying down comfortably, almost asleep. By the time the movie came to an end, I was literally on the edge of my seat. In my opinion, this was a great film considering a low budget and basically a no name acting crew. Besides the gorgeous Laura Gemser who no one has really ever taken as a serious actress anyways.

Not alot of nudity (if thats what you are looking for), but smart film making worth checking out - if you can find a copy of this Out Of Print title. 10/10

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30 May 1983 (Denmark) See more »

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