Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ilsa The Wicked Warden (1977)


Abbie is a young woman concerned about the welfare of her missing sister, Rosa. And In an attempt to gather information, she crashes a private press conference held by the well respected Dr. Arcos.

The meeting is held by the medical board, who are unable to gather enough evidence against a notorious womens' clinic, Las Palomas. The same facility where Abbie's sister is a patient. There have been repeated glimpses at possible inhumane treatment taking place behind the closed doors of the clinic, which specializes in the rehabilitation of sexually deviant women.

The busty head Doctor, implements some rather barbaric treatments so she can rid her patients of their amorous behavior. The women are often subjected to her sadism, which she relishes with a merciless enthusiasm.

Many are disfigured or rendered catatonic by the excessive shock treatment. And others adapt to their environment by any means necessary. Even if that entails becoming the Doctor's personal pet and pin cushion.

Abbie holds Dr. Arcos at gunpoint, and insists that he admit her into the clinic under a false identity, fabricated to meet the clinic's criteria for sexual perversion. He reluctantly agrees to admit her for a month, allowing her a chance to investigate. And only under the condition that she become a key witness to the atrocities unfolding at Las Palomas.

With her aid they might be able to put a stop to their depravity.
But once in the belly of the beast, she will find out about the rampant corruption first hand.

Gimme gimme shock treatment!

"There is just one thing wrong with her. She's mad, raving mad!"

In Conclusion:

This film may not be an official entry in the Ilsa series, but it still remains a competent piece of W.I.P trash.

It is always glorious to see two of my favorite exploitation vixens in the same film together. That being the iconic Dyanne Thorne and Franco muse, Lina Romay (who I personally think looks hotter with short hair ;)

All of the women-in-prison staples are present! Shower scenes, lesbian fondlings and the ever present crack of a whip.

I fucking love this movie.
This film along with Exorcism (1979), Faceless (1987) and Diabolical Dr. Z (1966) have to be some of my favorite Franco films.

This title is currently OOP (but it is the cheapest film in the Ilsa trilogy. Ranging from about 20-25.00.)

Boy, am I glad that own the whole set, minus the Tigress of Siberia (1977) ;)

Screen Captures: (All Screen Caps are taken by me, please do not use without my permission)

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