Yeaaah, a Neo-WIP film, just what the world needed. A
trashy and sleazy genre that never dies, but let's hope that
the retro film wave stays away from re-animating the 1970's shameful
naziploitation genre, let's keep that one buried.
There has been one or another "good" .... or maybe Fun is
a better word, WIP entry through the years and my favourite
is Chained Heat with Linda Blair, also Jess Franco's bizarre Wanda The
Wicked Warden with Lina Romay and Dyanne
Thorne must be considered a classic (also called Greta, Haus Ohne Männer)
and Jess Franco made a whole bunch of
these WIP's once upon a time in the golden era of sleaze filmmaking.
Bruno Mattei with alias Vincent Dawn also made some
WIP films besides tons of fun trash movies in different genres as
zombie- sci-fi- apocalypse- action - historical sleaze-horror and even
porn. I remember Violence in a Women's Prison
vaguely (with Laura Gemser maybe?) and Bruno Mattei's WIP's were even
worse than Jess Franco's, one step lower.
My favourite Mattei film must be the sci-fi apocalyptic horror Rats
Bruno made his Trash films with plenty of Gusto all the way until the
end - Bruno Mattei R.I.P. 1932-2007 and his last
films he made in the Philippines with this one in 2006 and the zombie
horrors The Island of the Living Dead (L'isola dei
morti viventi in 2006) and his last Zombies: The Beginning (Zombi: La
creazione in 2007)
The Shower Scene
Well, there's not much to say really about the story
as it has the elemental things that's required to make a WIP, as a butch
warden, lots and lots of nudity, cat fights, abusive and detestable
men including a bummed up Howard Vernon type doctor,
brutal guards, torture, whippings and .... and .... The Great Escape
and the ending fall of the bad guys (if not a Franco WIP,
then this rule doesn't always apply)
Jennifer (Yvette Ozon), Carol (Annelie Pontailler) and
Lisa (Love Gutierrez) are the new arrivals to a jungle prison some-
where in south-east asia. A hell hole ruled by a brutal warden (Odette
Khan) and her staff of brutal baton whipping female
guards. There's a sleazy doctor (David Brass), a Governor (Jim Gaines)
using the inmates in his brothel, a snitch inmate etc.
Well, there's not much more to say really as the nasty stuff keeps coming
all through the film.
This could be a feminist statement of a film - A Satire
over the male condition as all the men in the movie are:
1. Howling 2. Drooling 3. Raping 4. Killing
During the 2nd half there's a lot of Gory nastiness
(too disgusting to put in words) and actual squibs are used in a nasty
shotgun killing in slow mo , so there's some effort made here, and the
philippine actresses were beautiful too.
If you're not into WIP films - you better use the Fast Forward button
- Long Live the FF button !
anamorphic widescreen 1.78:1, english 2.0. Extras: 1.
Acting for Bruno Featurette (8 minutes, 2015) with Yvette Yzon and
Alvin Anson telling about their encounters with the italian type Shouting
director Bruno Mattei (in english),
2. Prison Inferno Featurette (22 min, 2015) with producer Giovanni Paolucci
and screenwriter Antonio Tentori about their
work with trash film legend Bruno Mattei (in italian with subs), 3.