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Saturday, April 22, 2006

"Escape from Hell" review


Escape from Hell (1980)

AKA Femmine infernali

Directed by Edoardo Mulargia
Writing credits Sergio Chiusi

Antonio De Teffè.... Doctor Farrell (as Anthony Steffen)
Ajita Wilson.... Zaira
Christina Lai.... Vivienne (as Cristina Lay)
Cintia Lodetti....Katie
Luciano Pigozzi.... Warden

Woman's prison in the jungle brings out the worst in the prison guards. They beat and rape the prisoners on a daily basis. Finally the girls have had enough. They ask the drunk doctor to put down the booze and help them. Escape plans are hatched and violence soon follows.

Like any good women's prison movie, this had scenes of torture and cheap thrills which strings together the flimsy plot. I especially enjoyed the mass prisoner shower scene. Every woman's prison flick should have it and this one delivers the naked goods. Also the touching lesbian sex scene between the new girl and the boss of her cell was good. It was touching. VERY touching. There were violent scenes of torture and whipping but nothing too outrageous. The rape scenes were the harshest. Mostly there were breasts. Lots of breasts. Topless prisoners as far as the eye could see. It gets hot in the jungle.

Good woman's prison flick. Had all the right elements.

SCORE: 3 out of 4 for sweaty jungle prison action

2 comments:

larry said...

This was truly one of those good disturbing B movies that i saw as a teenager and would'nt mind seeing it again.

Dr. Gore (drgore@hotmail.com) said...

I wouldn't mind seeing it again myself. I saw "Escape from Hell" when I was going through my Women in Prison phase. It probably didn't have the same effect on me as it did you but it was still a good time in the jungle.