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Emanuelle en prisión (1983) Online
Original Title :
Blade Violent - I violenti
Genre :
Movie / Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Year :
1983
Directror :
Bruno Mattei
Cast :
Laura Gemser,Gabriele Tinti,Ursula Flores
Writer :
Claudio Fragasso,Claudio Fragasso
Type :
Movie
Time :
1h 29min
Rating :
4.9/10
Emanuelle en prisión (1983) Online

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. Gore flows like water. {locallinks-homepage}
Complete credited cast:
Laura Gemser Laura Gemser - Emanuelle Arsan
Gabriele Tinti Gabriele Tinti - Crazy Boy Henderson
Ursula Flores Ursula Flores - Albina
Maria Romano Maria Romano - Laura
Antonella Giacomini Antonella Giacomini - Irene
Raul Cabrera Raul Cabrera - Victor "Geronimo" Brain
Pierangelo Pozzato Pierangelo Pozzato - Helmut "Blade" von Bauer
Robert Mura Robert Mura - Brett O'Hara
Michael Laurant Michael Laurant - Prison Official
Françoise Perrot Françoise Perrot - Molly, the guard
Jacques Stany Jacques Stany - District Attorney Robinson
Flo Astair Flo Astair - (as Flo Astaire)
Carlo De Mejo Carlo De Mejo - Lawman Harrison
Franca Stoppi Franca Stoppi - Head Guard
Lorraine De Selle Lorraine De Selle - Colleen, The Warden

Laura Gemser has stated unequivocally that Claudio Fragasso actually directed the film.

In the sentencing scene, the judge reveals Emanuelle's last name to be "Arsan." This ties her to the author of the original "Emmanuelle: Joys of a Woman" Emmanuelle Arsan.


User reviews

Tyler Is Not Here

Tyler Is Not Here

Every once in a while there are films that come along and enlighten us. For some it was ET for others it was Gone With the Wind and for me it was Women's Prison Massacre! I Felt moved just by picking up the box at the video store. This movie has everything sleaze, torture, sex, rape, throat ripping, violence, forced suicide, more sleaze, more sex, more torture, and more bullet hits then Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs put together. When the credits rolled tears fell from my eyes. Bravo! Bravo! I love this movie!!
Jelar

Jelar

This film has been identified in some secondary sources as an alternate title for the one released in US as CAGED WOMEN but they are in fact different, though not *too* different. For the greater part, WIP fans do prefer "the mixture, as before," without innovations, though it helps if there is a plot more coherent than the average Jess Franco production.

In this outing, Laura Gemser is not Emanuelle, doing undercover journalism at a prison, but rather a hard con doing time. Lorraine de Selle is still on staff and still has that hooker underwear she modeled in CAGED WOMEN, and best of all, the haystack hair blonde and skinny teenish brunette are both doing 20-life here too. The blonde looks as if she's eaten a little lasagna since the previous picture. Her opening scene finds her wearing nothing but *tight* kini panties, over which her tummy roll hangs enticingly. Wow! (scene is 'way too short.)

Here, dangerous male cons are temporarily housed in the women's lockup, but they get loose and a riot ensues -- at least when they're not having sex with horny femme cons who haven't seen a man since the Aldo Moro administration. No shower scene in my video copy, which is always a drawback, though it does feature a weird theatrical presentation by the inmates, for the inmates. (And you thought WEEDS was an original idea!) OK of its type.
Usaxma

Usaxma

Bruno Mattei strikes again! After initiating me into his bad movie universe with HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD, Mattei once again makes me a full-fledged fan of his with BLADE VIOLENT, one of two back-to-back women-in-prison epics starring Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti and Lorraine de Selle.

BLADE VIOLENT starts with an odd montage of stage scenes with three female prisoners describing themselves. It then escalates into an all-out brawl between prisoners, establishing Emanuelle (the sexy Laura Gemser) as the heroine and Albina as the villain. The warden (Lorraine de Selle) and the guards side with Albina on every issue, as she doesn't incite the other inmates to revolt. Emanuelle, it is revealed, was blackmailed for drug possession by a politician and she vows vengeance. Meanwhile, four convicts on their way to death row (led by Gabriele Tinti) are involved in a police chase and are put in the womens' prison for a short period of time. They manage to take the warden and a guard hostage and demand money. And that's the plot in a nutshell. In-between the actual plot are lesbian scenes, sex with the convicts, an arm-wrestling scene between Emanuelle and Albina, a chicken fight with switchblades, a deadly game of Russian roulette, a necrophiliac fantasy, a convict eating the neck of a guard, a SWAT team member videotaping a bloody shootout, and a female inmate putting a razorblade in her vagina so that one of the convicts slices his penis in half when he tries to rape her! AMAZING STUFF!

Laura Gemser, not known for her acting talents, displays some true acting chops here. Unusual, huh? Lorraine de Selle, who was excellent in CANNIBAL FEROX, has nothing to do here. The woman who plays Albina is amazing when she's clenching her teeth and being bitchy (every scene). BLADE VIOLENT is one hell of a movie and is 100% entertaining! One qualm with the film: the Goblin-inspired synthesizer score gets old after a while, but provides for some great sleazy atmosphere in some scenes.

BLADE VIOLENT is on video in the US as WOMENS' PRISON MASSACRE, not CAGED WOMEN. CAGED WOMEN (or VIOLENT IN A WOMENS' PRISON) is a totally different Mattei film with the same cast, shot back-to-back with this one. Both are great, but this one is a bit better. Watch it if you find it, you will never forget it!
Manarius

Manarius

This is really a tough movie to forget, and surprisingly easy to watch considering how trashy and low-tech it is. Basically, Mattei uses his same grimy super-low-budget look as he did in NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES and RATS: NIGHTS OF TERROR. However, in this film, much like it's predecessor CAGED WOMEN, this trashy look actually really helps it out, evoking some odd sort of fantastical feel to a usually mundane setting.

The movie takes place in a women's penitentiary, but I honestly doubt any women's prison was ever in any way like it is presented. The convicts are almost all at least decent-looking and are a little too keen on fighting each other or having pseudo-lesbian exchanges, every-time showing off a little more than their panties for the camera. The one-up this film has over CAGED WOMEN is the fact that it actually has something resembling a plot as well as some pretty hard-edged violence. Four male prisoners (led by Gabriele Tinti, the only good actor of the group) take over the women's prison and proceed to terrorize the locals. The acting and music are a little less polished (read, pretty darn bad) but they actually really add to the atmosphere of the whole thing.

I really enjoyed the quasi-utopic view of the four male prisoners basically having everything they want right at their fingertips (much like how the four survivors in DAWN OF THE DEAD had everything they wanted within an abandoned shopping mall). All four of the men are sick, depraved perverts and are in the most condusive environment possible for their sort of behavior. Just imagine what happens when you put sex-starved male convicts together with sex-starved female convicts? (A pretty good idea for a movie!) It's also funny to see a lot of fairly classy actors basically making fools of themselves. Lorraine De Selle looks extremely uncomfortable, as does Carlo De Mejo in his last major role.

My only big complaint is that the good characters get killed off way too quickly and stupidly. The goofy guy who keeps the razor blade in his teeth seems to get the most horrible death imaginable, even though he was the most likable of the four male convicts, go figure. The ending is a little hard to decipher as well. Hats off to Mattei though, as his editing has never really looked better. There's also some surprisingly stylish sequences near the beginning and ending of the film, notably the oddly-lit Theater sequence and the flashback montage, which is aided greatly by Luigi Ceccarelli's simplistic synthesizer music. It's a pretty good film overall, surprisingly, if one takes into account the budget (or lack there-of) involved.
Winenama

Winenama

In the short period of only one year, the infamous Italian director Bruno Mattei directed TWO films in the "Black Emanuelle"-series starring Laura Gemser that are both set inside the walls of women's prison. Yet, the 1982 film "Caged Women" differs a lot from this "Women's Prison Massacre", and the latter one doesn't even fully belongs in the entirely on sex revolving Emanuelle-cycle, anyway. "Women's Prison Massacre" is a truly brutal and shocking exploitation effort that seemly only carries the popular "Emanuelle"-label because it's a lot easier to promote the film that way! In case you're hoping to see another truckload of pointless sleaze, you'll be sorely disappointed, but in pretty much every other case, you're more likely to be very surprised by this exciting exploitation adventure! Instead of serving the same old and repetitive dish of whipping lesbian guards and helplessly abused prisoners, Mattei brings a versatile story that mainly revolves on 4 dangerously insane male criminals that take hostage over a female prison where they rape, torture and violate the inmates as well as their corrupt guards. Their main interest is the beautiful reporter Emanuelle, who's an innocent girl among a sick bunch of power-mad inmates. "Women's Prison Massacre" is an outrageous movie that covers pretty much every topic that exploitation fans want to see! Mattei's budget possibilities obviously were rather limited and therefore the film doesn't contain much gore, but it surely suggests a lot of sadism and stages several genuine shock-moments (like the tense Russian roulette-sequence, for example). Lead star Laura Gemser keeps her clothes on throughout the entire film (which must be a personal record for her), but for those who can't do without a minimal amount of nudity, there are multiple other gorgeous-looking actresses that go all the way, like Maria Romano Antonella Giacomini. The prison location works well and the script features many ingenious little ideas, like the razor blade payback (ouch!) and the aforementioned Russian roulette game. The ending comes a bit abrupt, though, and the recent DVD-release contains a lot of fuzzy and seemly ancient editing. This is definitely Bruno Mattei's best film and possibly even the finest "Women-in-Prison" flick ever. Highly recommended to cult fanatics and other sick puppies.
Spilberg

Spilberg

I thought that Emanuelle In Prison was a good exploitation horror. It is about a woman called Emmanuelle who is a reporter, she manages to expose a corrupt official,and she is sent to prison on charges. what she does not know is that in the prison, the inmates are humiliated and tortured by the prison staff. one of the prison staff Albina who runs the prison. makes an enemy out of Emanuelle. Emanuelle and Albina start to fight each other with knives. There is a lot of blood in the movie as well as Strong Violence, Female Nudity and Lesbianism. I think that there is a very sleazy feel to the film. Which made it a good film to be able to watch.
one life

one life

"Emanuelle in Prison" is rather a variation than a sequel to „Violenza in un carcere femminile": even though Laura Gemser plays the same part as Emanuelle, Gabriele Tinti plays the leader of the criminals now, without any connection to „Violenza..." where he played the doctor. Anyhow, Emanuelle performs a theater play at prison in such a boring manner that inmates throw rotten tomatoes at her. Nevertheless, she still seems somewhat too popular to the guards. They are trying to humiliate Emanuelle, but their efforts fail, she's got nerves of steel and experience from the previous flick. The situation at the prison changes radically when armed male prisoners attack the guards and take control. The prison is besieged, and it's time to kill... Nothing special for the genre, in fact a bit lackluster, but the haunting soundtrack by Luigi Ceccarelli deserves mentioning; it reminded me stylistically (not quality-wise) a bit of Keith Emerson's compositions for Argento's „Inferno".
superstar

superstar

This movie is a hoot. I was lucky enough to just see it on the "big screen" at a revival house and the audience loved laughing at the absurd plot and over the top violence, the brutal sex scenes and some of the worst acting ever. Not to be surprised though - the film is co-written by Claudio Fragasso who wrote and directed one of the greatest bad movies EVER --- Troll 2. This movie has an actor playing a psycho killer named Blade and this guy looks like a thin Bobcat Goldwhait but he overacts more than anyone I have ever seen. I mean, Harpo Marx is subtle compared to this guy. It has to be seen to be believed. Wow!
Usishele

Usishele

This is in fact part of the "Black Emanuelle" series. Not that the series had any continuity from one film to the next anyway. In this, the last of the series, Emanuelle (Gemser) is wrongfully imprisoned because she was on the brink of exposing criminal activity in the local police department. There is a flashback sequence which explains this. How anyone could watch this film and NOT notice this, saying it is NOT an Emanuelle movie is beyond me. In the opening scene the prison holds a stage play of monologues where each girl tells her name and story. Gemser's character clearly states "My name is Emanuelle, and I am a woman." I sincerely hope that the people who are leaving comments about films on the database have at least SEEN the films they are talking about. Unless of course they're just seeing some edited US video release.
Monn

Monn

"Women's Prison Massacre" is the last of the "Black Emmanuelle" series of films and this time director Joe D'Amato abandons his trademark sleaze for an attempt at an exploitation flick with a plot.

Emmanuelle (Laura Gemser)has gotten a bit too close to exposing a corrupt government official during the course of her investigative journalism, and he has her sent to a vicious women's prison on trumped up charges. 4 dangerous male convicts (including Gemser's real life husband Gabriele Tinti) are transferred there to be held until their trials and manage to create jailbreak mayhem a nasty hostage showdown with police.

I really wanted to like this film, but I just couldn't do it. The plot is a fractured mess, the acting awful and this film is so evasively shot (not enough film or budget for much visual explanation or gore, I guess) that I didn't even know what was supposed to be happening in most of the sleazy scenes (the razor blade castration, horny female convicts ripping one of the guys apart) until I read the DVD liner notes. Also gorgeous Gemser keeps her clothes on the entire time, and the actresses who do disrobe are less than stunning.

3 stars, one for Laura Gemser having a genuine beauty and screen presence that deserves something better than this drivel, one was a whole lot of accidental comedy ("I'll bite your nipples off!" and the blow up doll are the first examples that come to mind), one for Lorraine De Salle sticking it out in a film where she looks extremely uncomfortable in every scene (as if she's ashamed of being in this throwaway, whimpering end to an otherwise fun series).
Cetnan

Cetnan

WOMEN'S PRISON MASSACRE is a typically slapdash and exploitational Italian women-in-prison movie from Bruno Mattei. It's posited as an entry in the BLACK EMANUELLE series, and Laura Gemser does appear, but only as one of an ensemble cast. After a slow first third full of the usual cliches and nudity, the plot kicks in for real with the arrival of Gabriele Tinti and his bunch of psycho criminals who soon take over the prison and hold a bunch of women hostage. Unpleasant sleaze is the order of the day here, with plenty of nudity at first before the film descends into some shocking and splattery violence towards the climax. It's derived from other, better films like THE DEER HUNTER and it doesn't have much charm, although Mattei ladles in the mayhem in a bid to keep his viewers entertained.
Mazuzahn

Mazuzahn

"Emanuelle" (Laura Gemser) is a journalist who has been setup and sent to prison by "District Attorney Robinson" (Jacques Stany) because she was getting too close to exposing his corruption. Yet even in prison he considers her to be too dangerous and so he conspires with the prison warden named "Colleen" (Lorraine De Selle) to have her killed before she can be released. To do that Colleen turns to the most vicious prisoner there by the name of "Albina" (Ursula Flores). However, as luck would have it 4 extremely violent men are sent to that same prison awaiting execution and they manage to take over the prison. When they do all hell breaks loose and nobody is safe from them. Now rather than reveal any more of the story and risk ruining it for those who haven't seen it I will just say that this movie seemed to have potential but the low budget and over-acting really stood out and greatly weakened the overall effect. Likewise, although it contained quite a bit of nudity there wasn't much passion or eroticism to really make much of an impression either. That said other than the performance of Laura Gemser I didn't see anything that remarkable about this film and I rate it as below average.
in waiting

in waiting

Women's Prison Massacre transcends the exploitation genre to become a genuinely good film in its own right. Although not for all tastes, those who appreciate this film would be well advised to seek it out.

The film follows reporter Emanuelle (no, not that Emmanuelle)as she is imprisoned on trumped up charges. She finds herself trapped in a hell of violent inmates and corrupt guards and soon has to fight for survival. Things only get worse when a group of male death row inmates shows up.

What separates Women's Prison Massacre from other WIP films is the extremely good filmmaking behind it. Bruno Mattei skillfully constructs a truly grim atmosphere, making excellent use of lighting and shadow, along with a superb soundtrack. Particularly noteworthy is the opening scene, which brings an artsy touch to this genre production. Run out and see it now!
Skiletus

Skiletus

Up until just a few years ago, I wasn't at all familiar with the work of Bruno Mattei (aka Vincent Dawn). Everything I ever heard about him told me he was just about the worlds worst filmmaker. A 3rd rate Lucio Fulco, if you will. But then, one day, I saw Hell Of The Living Dead. Sure, a terrible movie, but entertaining as all hell. Personally, I'd rather watch this than a boring old Fulci or an overrated Romero. Without getting too specific, I'd say Mattei left quite a first impression on me. I've seen several of his films since then, but none of which were half as entertaining as this (ripped-off) Goblin-scored disasterpiece. But recently, all that changed. Because I saw Women's Prison Massacre.

Besides being my new favorite Mattei movie, Women's Prison Massacre would also introduce me to the world of Emanuelle. While not an official entry in the Emnuelle series, at the same time, who cares? Her name is Emanuelle in the movie, so, that's that. Anyway. This time, Emanuelle has found herself behind bars, in a prison run by a sadistic warden and her equally sadistic guards. Plus, there's a rather scary prison bully who has it in for her. And by that, I mean she tries to torture Emanuelle every chance she gets. Taking care of that one shouldn't be a problem, but when the death-row boys show up, that's when the real chaos begins. Not exactly a gore-fest, like the title may suggest. While there's plenty of violence, the true beauty of this one is the schlock. Mainly the ridiculously random one-liners. This movie will really make you think.

Well, this one certainly caught me off guard. The acting/dialogue is is inept to the point of being outlandish. Personally, I've always found a lot of Italian Horrors to be on the dull side. Not this time. Not a dull moment to be had. There's either someone yelling, arguing, killing, or just getting it on. Like I said, Never a dull moment. And if Women's Prison Massacre gives you the Emanuelle-fever, I'd imagine you'd appreciate Joe D'Amato's Emanuelle And The Last Cannibals. If cheesy Italian Horror is what you're after, it couldn't possibly get any better than this one. I was never much of a women in prison kinda guy until Bruno Mattei's Women's Prison Massacre made me a believer. 10/10
Abuseyourdna

Abuseyourdna

I saw this one a while ago and was really surprised by it I thought it was gonna be as bad as other Bruno Mattei flicks, but i was wrong. The last entry in the Black Emanuelle series is as good as Emanuelle in America (The best in my opinion) and maybe the best women in prison movie ever made (After Barbed Wire Dolls that is).

The plot is about a gang of murderers who take hostage a women's prison, where they rape and torture the girls as well as the guards. Our favorite female reporter is an innocent inmate who is being charged for a false drug possession.

The movie is very different from the Emanuelle series. For a start, there are very little sex scenes and the movie is hardly erotic. The violence is good and there are a few sleaze touches. The score is horrible (in the best possible way) and the acting is so over the top you'll have a laugh at it.

My only complaint is that Laura Gemser doesn't get naked at all, but still very recommended. 9/10
Umsida

Umsida

Leave it to chronically shameless Italian exploitation movie sludgemeister supreme Bruno Mattei to make one of the most delectably revolting and depressing 80's chicks-in-chains features, a gloriously ghastly el schlocko marvel that gleefully caters to the lowest possible denominator in the sleaziest manner imaginable. The always sexy and smoldering Laura Gemser stars as feisty investigative reporter Emanuelle (of course), who while serving hard time in the grimy joint runs afoul of the sadistic warden, the equally brutish guards, and pallid, pasty-faced big nasty bleach blonde top con Albina. Four ferocious deathrow-bound male convicts led by the cheerfully vicious and maniacal cop killer psycho "Crazy Boy" Henderson (a first-rate cackling dirtbag performance by Gemser's real-life husband Gabriele Tinti) are shipped to the hoosegow for temporary detainment en route to a one-way trip to the electric chair. The dangerous quartet take over the prison and proceed to get it on with the man-hungry, sex-starved female inmates! The leave-no-skanky-cliché-unaccounted-for pandering script delivers a ripely overabundant catalog of marvelously explicit and excessive gutter-crawling depravity: cat fights, shower scenes, lesbianism, savage stick beatings, grisly throat slicing, bloody shoot-outs, rape, strangulation, an especially wince-inducing castration (ouch!), even a "Deer Hunter"-derived Russian roulette sequence! The deathlessly lousy and, naturally, atrociously dubbed dialogue boasts such gut-busting tin-eared gems as "Filthy slut Irene; I'm open to anyone's offers" and the truly immortal taunt "I'll bite your nipples off!" Obviously shot on a paltry five'n'ten cent budget, with shoddy, muddy cinematography, spare, almost barren sets (the prison looks like an old abandoned warehouse -- and probably was exactly that), and an annoyingly monotonous sub-Goblin synthesizer score, this thoroughly foul and fetid festering scuzzpit of a flick's pervasive cheapness and seediness actually enhances instead of detracts from the relentlessly sordid and gloomy tone. A splendidly squalid slimebucket treat.
Iaiastta

Iaiastta

Emanuelle Escapes from Hell is a classic Italian WIP flick with lashings of the old ultra-violence and loads of nudity & sleaze. This is one of trash auteur Bruno Mattei's many collaborations with Eurosleaze superstar Laura Gemser and a sequel to his previous Emanuelle film Violence in a Women's Prison (aka Emanuelle Reports from a Women's Prison).

The film opens with a strange, almost avant garde play being performed by Emanuelle and her two friends to the rest of the prisoners, they have face-paint on and their faces are lit with a luminous green light as they describe themselves (their characters?) in bizarre prose to the audience. Suddenly it breaks into a frenzied riot when Warden suck-up, Albina starts insulting the play and bombarding the actors with rotten tomatoes. Eventually we come to learn that Emanuelle is incarcerated because she was in the process of uncovering a corrupt government official's involvement in a drug smuggling ring and was framed for possession of drugs then sentenced to 5 years in prison.

She is intensely disliked by sadistic warden Colleen (Lorraine De Selle - Cannibal Ferox, Violence in a Women's Prison, The House on the Edge of the Park) and her equally cruel guards, as well as by the warden's pet prisoner - the aptly named (due to her Albino-ish looks) Albina. Subsequently we see Emanuelle on the receiving end of plenty of beatings, an attempted drowning, and threatened with a switchblade by these corrupt prison officials. Meanwhile, four convicts being transported to death row arrive at the prison to be housed temporarily. The convicts, lead by Italian exploitation regular and Gemser's real-life husband Gabriele Tinti, manage to escape and overrun the prison then take the warden hostage. Here the fun escalates - the men run wild, raping the female prisoners and shooting anyone in their way. In one scene the most psychotic of the bunch, the razor-wielding Blade, forces two lesbian lovers to dance with their male blow-up doll Bobby(?!) before violating them. Later on after her lover is killed by him, the other lesbian hides his dropped razor in her snatch and seduces him, resulting in one mutilated penis!

Overall, this is one fun little flick and a stellar effort from Bruno Mattei. There's plenty of the mandatory WIP sleaze - lesbianism, rapes, beatings, some vicious cat fights, the odd bit of gore, and a classic game of Russian roulette where the losers brains end up splattered all over Gabriele Tinti's face!

Strangely enough, Gemser manages not to lose her clothes for the entire duration of the film, but there's plenty of other naked bodies on display for all you perverts. The first half of the film is straight-up WIP goodness, while the second half is more of a escaped-convicts-on-the-rampage type scenario but still excellent nonetheless. 8/10
Talvinl

Talvinl

Emanuelle Escapes from Hell (1983)

** (out of 4)

Hack master Mattei directs this women in prison film that has Emanuelle (Laura Gemser) being sent to prison by a corrupt official. Once in prison she battles the warden as well as another inmate but soon things get out of control when four male prisoners take over the prison. Mattei and Gemser made another WIP film the same year as this one and the two movies share a whole lot in common. It appears most of the same cast and crew made both pictures and both remain mildly entertaining entries in the genre. The most shocking thing about this film is that Gemser doesn't take her clothes off, which must be a first in the ten or so films I've watched with her. The film is fairly sleazy but not near the level of a D'Amato or Franco film. The highlight include a rather erotic sequence when the men decide to have their way with the overly willing female prisoners. Gemser is her usual self, although, despite the title, this has very little to do with her Black Emanuelle films. The supporting cast features some good looking women but bad actresses but that's to be expected. Mattei's direction is certainly laughable and the screenplays has giant holes in it but all of this adds to the charm of the low-budget film. The dubbing is also extremely bad but adds a lot of laughs. AKA: Women's Prison Massacre, Emanuelle in Prison and its original title Emanuelle fuga dall'inferno.
Doriel

Doriel

Reporter Emanuelle (Laura Gemser) has once again landed her pretty ass back in jail, having upset a corrupt attorney with her snooping around. This time around, the pretty prisoner not only experiences pain and suffering at the hands of the prison staff and inmates, but also from four murderous rapists (led by Crazy Boy, played by regular Gemser co-star Gabriele Tinti) who seize control of the establishment and hold everyone inside for ransom.

Given it's very specific title, I couldn't help feel a tad cheated by Violence in a Women's Prison, Bruno Mattei's first foray into the WIP genre: as expected, the film brimmed with nudity and lesbian sex, all set within the confines of a women's correctional facility, but I felt the director short-changed his viewers on the violence front.

With Emanuelle in Prison, Mattei rectifies his mistake, this time giving fans of sleazy Italian exploitation all the gratuitous smut they rightly demand from the genre, PLUS enough blood soaked brutality to satisfy fans of gory splatter.

The first half of the film concentrates on the sex and sleaze, with the predictable but still fun bouts of sapphic frottering between inmates, laughable cat fights, and mild torture dished out by the sadistic guards; the latter part, however, is where things get really mean and trashy, with Crazy Boy and his sex-mad pals acting like kids in a candy store, helping themselves to all the tasty treats they can handle, and killing anyone who gets in their way.

Mattei directs in his usual ham-fisted style, and his cast once again give performances that range from the merely acceptable to the downright disastrous, but when a film features such outrageous moments as the 'razor blade in the cooch' rape scene or the game of 'Russian roulette' that results in Tinti receiving a blood 'n' brains facepack, who gives two hoots about a film's lack of technical merit? Not me, that's who!
Kagalkree

Kagalkree

Well, I won't say I'm a big fan of Italy's Emanuelle rip-off films, but they often make for decent exploitation entertainment, despite usually being crap. I prefer the title 'Emanuelle Escapes from Hell', but this film is also known as 'Emanuelle in Prison' - and as that title suggests, this is basically a 'women in prison' film, with Emanuelle in it. However, the usually rubbish Bruno Mattei has decided to put a slightly different spin on the genre, and rather than having a no-plot film about lesbian guards and women with no clothes on, we have a plot line involving a bunch of criminals that hole in the prison(?), and proceed to rape and molest the inmates. It's still pretty dire, however - the cinematography is good, but the action is your usual sleazy Emanuelle fare, mixed with some classic exploitation-style sleaze for good measure. As you would expect, the film features a performance from Emanuelle herself, Laura Gemser, but in a reversal of form - she keeps her clothes on! There's still plenty of nudity, however (don't worry!), although it would seem that Mattei was more keen to keep the focus on the criminals that have broken in rather than the women in the cells. Still, every exploitation fan has probably pretty much seen this before, and I wouldn't really recommend it to non-Emanuelle fans.