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

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

Kitty’s back on the cell block!  Woot! Woot!  Let the sweat-dripping orgies begin!

Violence in a Women’s Prison, originally released in 1982, is a damn ugly exploitation flick. Even when you lower the bar when it comes to Women in Prison flicks, this exploitation film offends. It’s absolutely stunning, too.  Not one fucking minute is wasted on standards and decency. 

"you will feel dirty for watching it – especially thanks to all the beatings of men and women alike – but this flick is EXACTLY the type of exploitation flick you would expect from its title alone."


With one excruciatingly long rat attack and multiple scenes of violence against women, this film is as deplorable as they come. Don’t overdue the punishments! Yeah, right. The women here only understand violence.  They are here against their will and so they lash out and, in doing so, they get beaten all over again. This sick cycle continues on and on and it is all thanks to the cruel and vengeful watch of  the warden (Lorraine De Selle), even as she makes eyes at Doctor Moran (Gabriele Tinti), who is in the prison because, as he confesses, he is guilty of love.  L-O-V-E. 

This is a movie where the women, all of them in prison for good reason, are reduced to mere numbers and objects thanks to the sadistic guards, all the rat attacks, and the wild whims of the lesbians on the block.  They might be striking, but don’t make the mistake in thinking that these ladies are human beings. They aren’t. Because once you set foot inside the Santa Catarina Women's Penitentiary, there can be no empathy.

Violence in a Women’s Prison, directed by schlockmeister Brunno Mattei (Robowar, Shocking Dark) is a film that, thanks to an unrestrained electronic score and a number of jail cell stripteases, works far often than it should. Oh, you will feel dirty for watching it – especially thanks to all the beatings of men and women alike – but this flick is EXACTLY the type of exploitation flick you would expect from its title alone. 

No one is spared here. That fact even goes for Emmanuelle (Laura Gemser), who is here, hilariously enough, working undercover from Amnesty International. Wait. What? Yes, that’s right, this is yet another Emmanuelle film and, as it never announces itself as one, makes for an entertaining side route on this character’s lasting legacy. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982) - Blu-ray Review

Featuring wild scenes of shit slinging (literally) and red-eyed rat attacks, Violence in a Women’s Prison holds little back from its audience.  Some call this flick tame.  I hardly think so.  Sure, Mattei has done crazier things in film, but – for fuck’s sake – the amount of bad tidings in this WIP flick are enough to make even the holiest hang up their habits.   

Mattei throws everything at the screen: routine beatings, sex scenes, rapes, stripteases, rats, and, hell, we even get some stabs at humor as one reporter attempts to shine a light at the human violations happening within the prison’s walls. 

Severin Films presents Violence in a Women’s Prison on blu-ray with a new HD scan in all its filthy and uncut beauty.

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

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
Runtime:
90 mins
Director
: Bruno Mattei
Writer:
Ambrogio Molteni, Claudio Fragasso
Cast:
Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Maria Romano
Genre
: Action | Crime | Drama
Tagline:
A powder keg of sex and violence.
Memorable Movie Quote:
Theatrical Distributor:
Motion Picture Marketing
Official Site:
Release Date:
April 1984
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
May 8, 2018
Synopsis: When Emanuelle (the legendary Laura Gemser) goes undercover in a penitentiary, she will endure a nightmare of sadistic guards, voracious lesbians, rat attacks, feces fights and enough graphic mayhem for a dozen women-in-prison trash epics.

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

Blu-ray

Blu-ray Details:

Home Video Distributor: Severin Films
Available on Blu-ray
- May 8, 2018
Screen Formats: 1.85:1
Subtitles
: English SDH
Audio:
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Discs: Blu-ray Disc; single disc
Region Encoding: Locked to Region A, B

Severin Films presents Violence in a Women’s Prison on blu-ray thanks to a brand-new HD scan. With an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, this transfer is detailed and looks better than ever. Some shots, due to the era of the day, are fuzzier than others but the image is reasonably well defined with crisp contrasts and solid textures. Colors are solid, with reds being a standout. Blacks are, too. The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 soundtrack.

Supplements:

Commentary:

  • None

Special Features:

Fans of Women in Prison flicks get a NEW interview with Fragasso and Drudi, an archival interview with Mattei, and a trailer.

  • Brawl in Women's Block: Interview with Co-Director / Co-Writer Claudio Fragasso and Co-Writer Rossella Drudi (30 min)
  • Archive Interview with Director Bruno Mattei (3 min)
  • Trailer

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

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