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Self-conscious Canadian-made camp of the bondage-and-discipline variety.
[VIDEO ESSAY] Even by modern cinema's jaded standards, "She Wolf of the SS" remains a powerfully sexy, campy, blood-soaked, and fetishistic tour de force.
Don Edmonds's 1975 classic "Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS" is one of the most outrageous additions to the sexploitation genre ever imagined.
More porn than actual adventure flick, this is worth the watch, regardless. If only, to see the electrified vibrator...
Thorne is undeniably hot, but too much of this is simply distasteful and highly unpleasant.
Despite a lot of competition, this is perhaps the most poisonous thing passing itself off as a movie that I've ever seen.
Unlike the worst of this wretched genre, at least the filmmakers don't seem to be enjoying their work--it's simply exploitation for money. That's hardly reason, however, for anyone but students of deviant psychology to view this.
Por um lado, é um daqueles filmes tão ruins que acabam divertindo. Por outro, não há como negar que, ao utilizar o Holocausto como base para uma narrativa de S(S)exploitation e gore, revela-se moralmente repulsivo.
The film works better as horror rather than sexploitation. If the blood-covered girls screaming don't do it, Thorne's chiseled face will.
Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS certainly deserves its reputation as a nasty-Nazisploitation film. Although it is thoroughly cheesy, poorly acted, routinely directed, and extremely camp at times, the film still packs a punch due to its ability to offend and disgust at every turn; the depiction of Nazi atrocities in the name of entertainment is hard to defend (so I'm not even going to try) and this movie pulls no punches with its well executed graphic violence and horrific torture scenes.
Ilsa, played with gusto by chesty blonde Dianne Thorne, is the Kommandant at a concentration camp where she oversees medical research performed on the female prisoners. Meanwhile, she uses the males to try and satisfy her sexual needs (and when they fail, she has them castrated). It is up to German/American stud Wolfe to lead the prisoners in a revolt against the guards whilst simultaneously gaining Ilsa's trust by rogering her senseless at every opportunity.
This notorious sleaze classic packs so much depravity into its 96 minutes running time (uncut), that lovers of exploitation will have a field day. From the opening scene in which Ilsa's sex slave is dragged back to the camp to be emasculated, to the ending in which the prisoners exact bloody retribution, sex and violence pervades every frame. The effective make-up FX by Joe Blasco are repugnant enough for hardened gore-hounds and fans of the female form will be delighted by the copious amounts of nudity. And lets not forget the scene in which Ilsa pees on the Nazi general..SIEG HEIL, ILSA!
I can't believe this is a real movie! What it lacks in plot in more than makes up for in boobs. Seriously, there' nudity in almost every scene. All the prisoners are naked, and apparently female Nazi officers liked to do thier torturing shirtless. It's only practical. It's really quite astounding just how schlocky this movie is. The blood and gore is excessive, yet not for a minute believable. The torture is too over-the-top to be offensive. Isla is the most cartoonish villain I've ever seen this side of a Disney movie. In fact, she reminds me of a naked, nymphomaniacal mashup between Ursula the Sea-Witch, Jafar and, I don't know, Frollo, maybe? If you get offended by this movie, you've probably missed the point. It exists only to amuse you with its silliness. Either you're in or you're out. I for one, am in.
Even the SS feared her?
This exploitative piece of garbage is cheeky enough to carry a message from the producer purporting it to be some sort of serious study of Nazi prison camp atrocities! Yeah, right! The only good things I can find to say about it are that it's less sloppily put together than the equivalent Italian-made dross, and some of the gore effects are competently done. The first of the four 'Ilsa' movies, this was rejected in '75 and '76 by the British Board of Film Classification, and it probably still wouldn't pass uncut today. You might spot Russ Meyer regular Uschi Digard briefly testing a recompression chamber.
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