Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

In Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS, a Nazi medical camp provides the backdrop for brutality as Ilsa (Dyanne Thorne) and her minions, including the sinister Dr. Binz (Buck Flower), perform bizarre experiments. A truckload of fresh prisoners, both male and female, are subjected to insidious torture as Ilsa tries to prove that women have a higher threshold for pain and suffering than men. At night, Ilsa indulges in a liaison with one of the new inmates, an American named Wolfe (Gregory Knoph) with abnormal sexual powers. While Ilsa prepares to show off her cruel scientific breakthroughs to the General (Richard Kennedy), the other inmates plan a revolt to get their revenge on the She-Wolf.
Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS is a film so controversial that even legendary exploitation producer David F. Friedman had his name removed! Shot in secrecy on the sets of Hogan’s Heroes, this often banned movie is still as shocking today as it was over 25 years ago.
Dyanne Thorne has the lead role in this movie and it contains a lot of nudity. If you only want to see one movie with Dyanne Thorne this is the one.

An exploitation classic that is a surprisingly enjoyable film. Ilsa, the Arian commandant of a secret medical facility, sets out to prove to her doubting superiors that women are able to endure greater pain and suffering than men. She does this by torturing the female inmates in increasingly diabolical ways, while trying to break the American ‘sexual freak of nature’, Wolfe. Cue lots of gratuitous nudity, castration, strangulation, boiling alive, magnificent pre-implant breasts, softcore sex and gang rape, golden showers, and general bloody mayhem. The German accents are hilarious, and the acting barely one step up from Hershael Gordon Lewis and early John Waters. It even has the ubiquitous ‘moral message’ at the beginning.

Date: May 12, 2020