As with all similar films, the only offensive thing about this movie is its total trivialisation of the Holocaust. The story is set in a vicious medical camp-base, where the best German soldiers are brought to copulate with resistant enemy women. Of all the Italian Nazisploitationers, this one isn't the best, nor is it the worst. We open with the usual, women being brought to the camp, stripped, showered, examined. This is the notorious banned filmed, What was the bbfc thinking off.
Well rubbish acting rubbish effects. Funny scene 1: In the first scene we have one of the Nazi studs returning to the dorm and saying how much he is looking forward to banging some hot women in the next experiment. Of course, many would find the film offensive. Everything relies merely on naked breasts and screaming. The film does, however, have two uproariously funny sequences. Still the film is extremely dull,so fans of Italian exploitation may be disappointed.
At worst, of course, it is tedious and dull, nothing special, and hard to recommend when there are so many other, much better films to choose from. Karma takes its toll, however, when Sergeant Kruber unexpectedly falls in love with a French prisoner named Mirelle a prostitute , and joins the ladies for the ultimate act of revenge. Supposedly, this serves a higher purpose but they're never actually telling us what that might be. Nice supporting performances by Paola Corazzi as gorgeous blonde political prisoner Mirelle, Attilio Dottesio as noted master surgeon Dr. Once they are all checked out, they are sent to the barracks to await their assignments, which pretty much involve having sex with some of the enlisted men, a group of Nazi soldiers who lay around their barracks shirtless in short shorts and brag about their sexual exploits. How these actors and actresses performed these roles without running straight out of the studio is beyond me. The only highlight in this movie, is when the hero has his testicles removed, so the Kommandant can have them implanted he lost them on the front, to a russian girl.
The cast of characters features your usual lesbian warden, a perverted elderly guard and a fugitive doctor. Yet another nazi-prison movie, that followed after Ilses success. Campy, soft-core scenes show cruel Nazi officers conducting strange and sadistic experiments on the female prisoners. Another woman realizes she has been raped and stabs her attacker repeatedly with a fork. I used to hunt out films like this and think great but this should never have been put on the list.
Its a bit like when i was young thinking there was a santa claus, thinking he was real. If you like the worst of the worst Or is it the best of the best? He then runs naked through the camp in search of the commandant. Cheap German porn thats it. Then there are the others. I know some people will like it but hey i love Dumbo.
Those people who actually watched the film discovered that it was nowhere near as shocking as it's reputation suggested. Go watch them now and tell me what you think. Unsurprisingly, these operations, which were clearly going nowhere, come to nothing. It was an appendix to his Trilogy of Life which also included his adaptations of The Decameron, Arabian Nights and Canterbury Tales. The testicle transplant is guaranteed to get men crossing their legs particularly when the surgeon pops each nad out, snips and then places them in a tray and the point when unwilling donor Helmut discovers, mid-shag, that his nuts are missing is hilarious. In fact it's pretty tame even by today's standards.
Some scenes are pretty mean-spirited for example one woman who refuses to go through the experiments is put into the tank. The explosion of this type of material was the result of the success? This movie transcends the bounds of 'so bad it's good' and just becomes bad. There's almost no development, no suspense and no engagement value of any kind, except during the last twenty minutes, when they throw in the testicular transplant plot development which I haven't previously mentioned. The folks playing the unflappable camp staff act as if they really think they can. There's basically four sections to this film: soft-core eroticism, surgical scenes to show some gory guts, female torture scenes, and pointless dialogue about the cunning plans of the Nazis.
The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Actually, most of Salo is verbatim from De Sade's book, with only minor alterations. As one might suspect, the title gives away everything you possibly need to know. I cannot stress this enough. It gained infamy in the 1980s for its controversial themes and a public advertising campaign that involved obscene, suggestive posters. And whilst it is certainly a film that is in very poor taste, using a Nazi torture camp as a backdrop for its tawdry tale of sex and violence, it is also a very silly one and one still worth watching if you're an exploitation completist. And I don't mean that in a 'This isn't a film for wimps, while Love Camp 7 is' kind of way.
It's exactly what it says. Okay, I honestly don't know why I watch movies like this. And the fact that I'm making an effort to write about this 1976 video nasty, proves that I'm one of these freaks. Fans of gore will be disappointed and bored to death, while woman haters get what they want. Please, do avoid this garbage at all costs. I'm not marking this film so low as some would because of it being part of the grubby, 'Italian Nazi Exploitation' genre; as I have seen way better and superior examples.