Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS
The most dreaded Nazi of them all!
Ilsa is a warden at a Nazi death camp that conducts experiments on prisoners. Ilsa's goal is to prove that woman can withstand more pain and suffering than men and should be allowed to fight on the front lines
Hoop-Tober, Film 22 of 31:
Almost gave this a 5/5 but settled on a 1/5.
I cannot quite wrap my head around whom this would appeal to on an erotic level. So you want a story where a man is forced to fuck for his life and survives because he can keep fucking without getting off. Why would setting that in a concentration camp make that somehow more appealing? Especially when it takes pains to show medical experimentation? Why mix softcore pornography and the worst atrocities of the Nazis? I feel like not getting sexual appeal the nazisploitation subgenre is probably a good thing, however.
The fact that I appreciate its shocking audacity probably speaks poorly of me.
The opening sets the tone. It absurdly claims this film was made in the hopes these atrocities…
A real feel-good motion picture event.
"No. You see, when I reached puberty I discovered something about myself that set me apart from all the other guys. Something that made me unique, I guess. One of a kind. It's very simple. I discovered that I could hold back for as long as I want. I still can, all night if necessary. I guess you could call me a freak of nature. A sort of human machine. A machine that can set it's controls to 'fast', 'slow' or 'never'. And you wanna know something? That 'never' control just about drove her up the wall."
So, this marks the third time I've seen this film. The first time I was disgusted and wondered how people could enjoy watching…
Film #3 of the "September 2015 Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #18: A grindhouse film!
Well... that happened.
I probably made the wrong move of picking this over many other grindhouse films. But, it just begged for me to pick it with that gorgeous film poster. You can't lie; that shit is gorgeous. Lesson learned: don't judge a film by its poster.
My initial thoughts about the film before going in ranged from 'wow, this is interesting!' to 'how empowering!' into 'this is probably a load of bull.' And it is. I don't know what the goal was when actual human beings decided that this should be made. AND how it has three sequels. That is just... mind-blowing.…
A movie like Ilsa is more of a historical artifact, a reminder of what real exploitation grindhouse cinema looks like. No glossy CGI tame affairs like Machete or whatever fux retro cult flavour of the month is out there. This is the real deal: no budget, sleazy, trashy and little if any political correctness to be find at all.
Sadly is also not very good, it drags a lot, and is not particulary interesting to watch. Dyanne Thorne seems to be the only one really giving an effort in her performance. The overall movie just feels flat, and lacks the flavour of it's italian naziexploitation counterparts. Seems Jess Franco was involved in one of the sequels, so that one might be worth a check. This one, out of crossing it from your cult cinema checklist, is hardly something you will rewatch.
The most famous Nazi exploitation movie and a still-pungent whiff from the wild days of the grindhouse era when films like this played more for freaks than geeks. Filmmakers could get the harshest subject matter in theaters if they slithered low enough where even the staunchest moralists didn't tread, lest they catch fleas. Still, let's get one thing straight: Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS is an apolitical film. It doesn't care about Nazis or their victims or men or women. It's all about the shocks and a Russ Meyer-like fixation on girls with breasts the size of Stuttgart. See any Saw movie for nastier splatter than you'll get from this relic. Ilsa's low-budget prosthetics and stage blood are more obvious…
One of the most famous sexploitation films of the 70's. Think Human Centipede, but with actual Nazi's and a medical leader with huge breasts.
If it wasn't littered with so much torture porn, I would probably find this a bit campy. I mean look at those Nazi uniforms in the poster. It's pretty great.
Most interesting fact about the movie is that it was filmed on the old Hogan's Heroes set and they let them burn it to the ground because the show had just been cancelled. Heil Ilsa.
Here it is folks. the Big Kahuna of the "Nazi-sploitation" genre!! "Ilsa" is a platinum-blonde, big boobed commandant of a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp who uses her male captives for her own perverse pleasures and the females for her inhumane research projects. This movie's got it all, kids -wall to wall nudity and sex, gang rape, humiliation, castration, mutilation, torture, gore and more. This is easily the sickest movie I've seen in quite some time, it makes most so-called "exploitation" films of the 70s look like "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." I felt like I needed to take a shower afterwards!! "Ilsa" is SO wrong on SO many levels that it's an absolute must-see.
Historically accurate. Should be shown in every high school history class.
perfect cult classic
Too bad Don Edmonds, who show here to be at least a competent director, didn't make more "traditional" movies... Ilsa plays more like a novelty and there isn't much of a film to talk about it...oh yes, cinematography is good but that's it...too bad!
In the annals of nazisploitation sleaze movies, this ranks as one of the best. That is thanks, in no small part, to the presence of Dyanne Thorne. And lots of proper nastiness.
You're having a fucking laugh aren't you?
Women boiled, gang raped, pressurized until they implode, have electric dildos shoved in them, hung up by their feet until dead, paraded around nude, flogged to death, electrodes attached to nippes, flaming tampons shoved up into them..... all interspersed with said ilsa and her two SS female guards getting fucked left right and centre by an American geezer with a small cock.
...... sickening shit.
Here's a conundrum of a movie, and not in a good sense. You have Dyanne Thorne: an astonishing, statue-esque beauty (with the most impressive of mammary glands); as Ilsa, fierce, bloodthirsty, seductive, sexual... and, in this first instalment, an SS Kommandant who orders horrific experimentations on male and female captives. In her spare time, Ilsa beds men who can hold off ejaculation, and has those who can't executed. ILSA: SHE WOLF OF THE SS ticks off an extensive laundry list of graphic moments involving sex, violence, torture and fetishism; on this level, the movie delivers in spades, even while employing utterly conventional plot devices. But, whereas subsequent episodes may be as gruesome or erotic, (and Thorne is indubitably both alluring…
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