La bestia in calore (1977)

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La bestia in calore: Directed by Luigi Batzella. With Macha Magall, Gino Turini, Edilio Kim, Xiro Papas. A beautiful, nefarious senior female SS officer/doctor creates a genetic, mutant human Beast. The Beast is a rapacious, squat, mongoloid sex fiend which she uses to torture and molest female prisoners while the Nazis watch.

“In theory, the Nazi-sex cycle of exploitation cinema should be an absolute winner. Not only are all these films based on spectacularly non-PC and offensive plot premises, but by their very nature they give plenty of opportunity for the film-makers to work in scene after scene of gore, nudity, sex, and combinations of the three. Of course, as any seasoned Euro-exploitation fan knows, it is very rare that ANY so-called u0026quot;video nastyu0026quot; lives up to the promise of its garish title and plot outline, and in practice, there is nothing that displays this more succinctly than this genre. The Nazi-sex films are ineptly made, dull, boring, and not nearly as offensive as they should be.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSaying that though, THE BEAST IN HEAT does at least enough to raise itself above other dross such as SS EXPERIMENT CAMP. Badly made and boring it might be, but the comedy of the caged u0026quot;beastu0026quot; is enough to keep you watching (even though its appearances are few and far between). The nastiest gore surfaces at the very end, and although itu0026#39;s all quite unpleasant in theory (particularly the moment where the u0026quot;beastu0026quot; tears chunks out of an unfortunate victimu0026#39;s mons pubis and gobbles them up), the absolutely dire standard of special effects leaves this whole affair more in the niche of BLOODSUCKING FREAKS than MEN BEHIND THE SUN…u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNot really worth bothering with unless you are an enthusiast of this sort of thing. u0026quot;Fansu0026quot; of this particularly surreal thread of exploitation would be well advised to dabble in the seedy climes of the closely-related u0026quot;Women In Prisonu0026quot; cycle, because the best of that genre beats this type of gubbins hands down.”

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