starring: Lo Lieh · Birte Tove · Roska Rozen · Niki Wane · Wang Hsia ·
Li Hai-shu · Terry Liu
Banned for two decades
in Asia (and never released in the United States), this unflinching Shaw
Brothers production is generally considered the greatest Women-in-Prison
exploitation film ever made. ACC contributor Ric Meyers called it "the
ultimate chain-gang kung fu caper flick." It is an ultra-violent
misogynist tale of women brutalized in a Japanese prison camping circa
1940. The movie is a parade of vicious torture and rape sequences. Shockingly
savage, here is the granddaddy of atrocity films. Definitely not for the
During the Second World War, a Chinese hospital is invaded by Japanese
soldiers. These belligerent intruders are looking for a downed U.S. pilot.
Everyone at the hospital claims to know nothing, so the soldiers start
shooting up the place. After killing several dozen people - including
women and children (and the discovered pilot) - the soldiers are ordered
to collect the women and take them to the 13th Women's Concentration
Camp (the film's original title). Among the captives are three American
Red Cross nurses, including blonde Jennifer (played Danish actress Birte
Tove), an innocent looking Mary and a big-breasted earthy girl named Elizabeth.
These females - of course - become the film's center of attention as they
are horribly mistreated, tortured and sexually abused for the duration
of the motion picture.
production; widescreen, totally uncut version (108 min.), in Chinese (Mandarin)
language with optional English subtitles, DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC,
playable on any American machine. Extras include trailers.
For Mature Audiences Only