Violence in a Women’s Prison (1982) (Blu-ray Review)

Violence in a Women’s Prison (1982) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Bruno Mattei
Starring: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Maria Romano
Rated: UR/1:85/1080p/Region O/Number of Discs 1
Available from Severin Films

Planning to expose the corrupt practices of a woman’s prison, Emanuelle goes undercover as an inmate. She is shocked by the guard’s brutal treatment of the inmates, but she never gets a chance to report these horrors. When her actual identity is revealed, she finds herself on the receiving end of even worse.

Violence In A Women’s Prison is a movie you might think you’ve seen before when you start watching. This is due to the fact it has most of the same cast and was shot back to back with Women’s Prison Massacre. This one deals more with the wardens and whatnot than a male invasion of the prison, as Emanuelle is once again here and having to deal with the awful and often times erotic stuff that is happening in this women’s prison. From having a romance with the prison doctor to being tossed alone in the dark with lots of rats this one is interesting more times than not even if it feels a lot like Women’s Prison Massacre from time to time. That one is probably the better of the two, but this one has some interesting things to offer up as well. Even if you have a weird case of Deja Vu while watching, this one offers up to obvious and not so obvious things to keep your attention.

If you are keeping score this one plays out like a greatest hits of sorts for women in prison movies. We have the wardens and beat and sexually abuse the female prisoners. We have hot lesbian action and we also have some violence. Toss in a little plot on top and we have what makes us Violence in a Women’s Prison. I’m a fan of Laura Gemser and even if a movie has nothing else going for it it’ll be better off with Laura Gemser in it. This time, however, we have a pretty good movie to go along with the casting. The movie looks pretty solid but a bit dated at times, which is expected. I feel like we are a little light on extras from what we’re used to with Severin, but the movie is solid enough to hold up the slack.


– Brawl In Women’s Block – Interview With Co-Director/Co-Writer Claudio Fragasso and Co-Writer Rossella Drudi
– Archival Interview with Director Bruno Mattei
– Radio Spot

Quality of Transfer: 85%