Bruno Mattei made an enjoyable film with SS Girls – then he made Women’s Camp 119. There are two sides to the nazisploitation genre; there is the delightful and macabre fun of films like Ilsa; She-Wolf of the SS and Mattei’s SS Girls… the other side is, well, Women’s Camp 119.
CONTENT WARNING! Some discussion and screenshots of some pretty fucked up shit sill follow.LIKE THE WORST OF WiP
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After watching both Rats: Night of Terror and Hell of the Living Dead recently I’ve developed a desire to watch and re-watch a lot of the films of Bruno Mattei. Of course with going through the work of Joe D’Amato I’m watching quite a lot of Italian films lately. Luckily they are enjoyable movies. So if I’m going to do this, just watch a bunch of Mattei, might as well start with his first movie.BRUNO MATTEI
Bruno Mattei…. one of my favorite Italian directors and if you want to know why go watch that delirious Rats: Night of Terror. He started as an editor and then directed the hardcore footage to be inserted into the Jess Franco film 99 Women. He did a lot of co-writing with Joe D’Amato on films such as Emanuelle e Francoise: Le Sorillene (my favorite D’Amato flick) and Eva Nera. On his own Mattei directed a few Nazi death camp sex movies (5 words that [...]
George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead was released throughout Europe under the title Zombie (alternatively Zombi) as what is known as “the Argento cut.” People were clamoring for a sequel, they were prepared to say “shut up and take my money” to any kind of zombie movie that came along. Romero wasn’t making any new sequels yet so the good folks in Italy stepped up to the plte to fulfill that demand (not an uncommon practice). If you want a crash course in some of [...]
Coming close to the end of all the Black Emanuelle movies, Alex and Kevin discuss Women’s Prison Massacre.