Emanuelle goes to jail!
Womens Prison Massacre (1983)
Directed By: Bruno Mattei
Some of you might recall the rather erotic “Emanuelle” films that came out back in the day. Well today we have the last of those films (before it was revamped to a late night softcore show) in, Womens Prison Massacre! This film from 1983 was the last of the original Emanuelle films and it’s available now uncut from Alternative Cinema. Of course uncut this time around means more gore and not nearly as much nudity as you might think. Having seen some of the other Emanuelle films before this one, I’m just happy I don’t have to look at some dude’s penis.
Emanuelle, a reporter, comes just a little too close to exposing a corrupt official, and is sent to prison on trumped-up charges. In the prison, the inmates are constantly humiliated and tortured by the prison staff. Overly affectionate prisoners are forced underwater, while others are obliged to look on. Emanuelle finds an enemy in the deranged Albina, who “runs the prison.” For the pleasure of the warden, Emanuelle and Albina are forced to fight each other with knives. Bad becomes worse when four men awaiting execution escape and take over the prison…They also take time to sleep with some of the women in the prison.
Movies like this don’t really get made anymore these days. And even worse if someone does try to make one it’s usually so watered down you don’t even want to count it. This movie has a strong lead, a good story, and while some times it’s over the top, it’s a good movie in it’s own right for what it is. If you are a fan of just about any exploitation film from the old school grindhouse days, you’ll without question find more than a few things you’ll enjoy here in this movie. It looks the part, it’s filled with the type of stuff you love about those movies, and it’s never boring. That’s always a plus in my book.
Laura Gemser who stars as Emanuelle, may be known for some of the graphic things that’s taken place in movies she is in. But rest a sure she’s a treat while she’s on screen as she brings it in the acting department as well. And seeing as how, Womens Prison Massacre doesn’t really have the sex on a level of the past movies she’s in, she really gets the chance to show her acting and have it not overshadowed by the other stuff. It’s also good that it’s that way for the person watching the film. If you want a porno you’ll watch a porno. I think if you watch an Emanuelle movie, you are mostly after an actual movie. And that’s more or less what you get here..Just with some over the top violence.
While I do think the movie’s ending lacks in some ways, mostly considering the fact we never got another Emanuelle films to close the holes in the overall story, I do think this movie is very much worth a watch. It packs some nudity (not on an over the norm level), some wacky characters, and some gore! That’s good combinations in the book of this reviewer. And when you also take into account how well the movie looks here and how great the set is, I’d give Womens Prison Massacre a thumbs up.
If you picking up this new DVD set RIGHT HERE you not only get the movie uncut in widescreen, you not only get the film in it’s original ratio, but you also get a second film, Caged Woman from 1982, along with it. Clearly a must see for anyone who likes movie about women being in prison.
The Rating (6.5/10)