SHERDOG MOVIE CLUB: Week 202 - The Beast in Heat (1977)

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  1. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    NOTE to NON-MEMBERS: Interested in joining the SHERDOG MOVIE CLUB? Shoot me a PM for more info!

    Here's a quick list of all movies watched by the SMC. Or if you prefer, here's a more detailed examination.

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    Our Director
    Luigi Batzella


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    Uhh... he was born in Sardinia? Yeah not a lot on this guy.

    Our Star
    Macha Magall
    (Good luck finding a picture of her that isn't from this movie)
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    Film Overview



    Premise: A beautiful, nefarious senior female SS officer/doctor creates a genetic, mutant human Beast. The Beast is a rapacious, squat, mongoloid sex fiend which she uses to torture and molest female prisoners while the Nazis watch.

    Budget: $?? million

    Box Office: $?? million

    Trivia
    (courtesy of IMDB)


    * The film was listed as one of the DPP's 72 video nasties in the UK and even made the final list of 39 official titles for prosecution.

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  2. moreorless87

    moreorless87 Straba

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    Luis Guzman needed to start somewhere I spose?
     
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    Saw this way back and didn’t like it that much, but a friend of mine was few weeks ago very enthusiastic about Macha Magall being the sexiest nazi doll ever, so maybe I’ll revisit it. If I remember correctly, the first third is very boring and the good stuff starts piling up towards the end.
     
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  4. HenryFlower

    HenryFlower (sheesh!)

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    if anyone is looking for a stream, it’s available on FlixFling (yeah, i’ve never heard of it either)
     
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    Imma have to bow out of the club. I'm finding it hard to keep up but I'll continue to monitor the club and post when I have a chance to view the flicks. This club is an awesome idea and has exposed me to alot of different films I never would have watched.
     
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  6. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Damit LHWBelt! You know you're leaving us right on the week where it's supposed to be your turn to Nominate movies!?<45>

    Well I hate to see you go. Especially since you're one of the most consistent fellas around. So feel free to jump back into the game any time you'd like! I mean, if you think you could comment one every 3rd movie or so then you could definitively stay on as a voting member.
     
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    HenryFlower (sheesh!)

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    will be a little late weighing in on this one. my bluray is going to take a bit longer than expected to get here due to delays in shipping during this whole covid mess.

    obviously i could just watch it on the site i mentioned above, but compression be damned! i want that top notch bluray quality for this beautiful, tasteful film
     
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  8. Scott Parker 27

    Scott Parker 27 Your Mom's Box

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    Watching today. Seems to be a split in the club with one side (mine) going towards more indie movies and other embracing momainstream. We'll see how it shakes out.
     
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  9. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Yeah, this one didn't really do it for me.

    I mean, it is hellaciously incompetent. Talk about slack-assed filmmaking! :D This is definitively on the so-bad-it's-good spectrum. But somehow it just didn't really have that charm. B-movies often have to be rip-roaring, breathless fun. This one just felt like it was ambling around for most of its runtime. And there are so many rebel-characters that you're wondering if they just stuffed them in there to make the 80-minutes mark.

    So let's talk about this Master Race that Evil Nazi-chick is trying to breed, shall we? I can't for the life of me understand how it's supposed to work.

    1. How is a guy at that supposed to be the master of anything than flinging faeces and picking his humongous nose?

    2. If they're trying to breed a master race, then why is he raping the women to death? Don't you need to be alive to give birth? I thought that was a prerequisite for the whole breeding thing!?

    3. Aren't the Germans supposed to be the Master Race? Then why do they need him in the first place?

    4. Why don't these breeding-experiments have almost anything to do with the story!?<45>

    Other thoughts:

    * This movie is downright putrescence. But at least it's very egalitarian in its nudism. Very Tinto Brass-esque in its ludicrous torture porn.

    * Kratsch seduction attempts are pretty woeful. She claws at the guy then gets distracted by some dudes lewd hollering and then bayonets his dick off! What was this infallible interrogation supposed to be again? Why didn't she use it again after bragging about it so much!?

    * Got to love the Nazi infantryman using a submachine-gun to spray-fire a woman to death... yet not hitting his comrade who stood right next to her. Right after having played Duck Hunt with her baby.

    Man... those torture scenes. I mean, how bigger ineptitude can you show in your torture porn? :rolleyes:

    * Girl has her fingernails pulled off and lethargically mumbled "...no you're hurting me". (The dubbing in this one was especially woeful even by the standards of the time.)

    * A heated bucket is supposed to coerce two rats into burrowing into a woman stomach. That's probably nightmarish in theory. But then you see that their actually adorable guinea pigs who seems to have frozen up at being in front of the camera.o_O

    * The titular Beast makes the most inane facial expressions in existence. He also does some ridiculous enthusiastic humping... though that's kinda undermined by the fact that his cock is conspicuously flaccid and flopping all over the place. Plus points for how disinterested everyone looks in the early scene at apparently witnessing someone being raped to death.

    Yeah... this movie wasn't very good. I can't believe that I'm saying this but Luigi Batzella's other movie Strip Nude For Satan was even better than this!


    lamo... now that's mean. <45>

    Funny to be so ugly that you almost solely get roles playing beasts or cavemen though.
     
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    I think this was one of the very few movies ripping off Borowczyk’s La Bete/The Beast along Alfonso Brescia’s wonderful The Beast in Space. So Batzella needed a beast, but probably didn’t have money for make-up and maybe could not find beastly looking Aryan, so Salvatore Baccaro got the call.
     
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    I almost tapped out this week but then I realized after 200+ weeks that I couldn't allow @europe1 to emerge with the Ironman title, so, at the last minute I got to experience bad film making 101. A class in cringe. The name of this film should have been Neanderthal Bang Bus and they could have put it on pornhub. Seriously though, this movie is bad and I'm not even sure it qualifies as "so bad its good." Although I will admit that the facial expressions of The Beast cracked me up, far more than they should have.

    An interesting bit of history, I think is how in WWI, yellow journalism in America depicted Nazi's as brutes and I wonder if it influenced this film.

    The sinking of the Lusitania depicted as the murder of innocent women and children.

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    And then the depiction of Nazi's being like brutes.

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    Anyway, bad film. Also, is it wrong to say I would hate fuck Ellen? Sometimes you can have a bad movie on if you have about 10 people over and everyone is drinking and laughing but I'm not sure intoxication could save a film like this. Maybe, it would be a good experiment.

    4/10
     
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    Sorry to see you go man. Take a break and come back later for some more punishment!

    As you turn to walk out the door, just remember, this is me behind your back and should you turn around one last time, I'll give you a little wave.

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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Man... as soon as the movie started and I saw that imbicilie porqupine face pout like a swine while his cock was showing I thought: "Man... as SMC president I wonder if I should apologize for this movie":D

    Isn't that a WW1 poster? The ape-monster id wearing a WW1 helmet.

    I guess her infalliable seduction technique worked after all.:D
     
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    Yea I said it was WWI but I get your meaning on the "Nazi's". Its just interesting to me how things happened in reality like that. The Germans were depicted a brutes and beasts in order to coax Americans into enlisting. I just wonder if that idea of the German as a hulking brute back in WWI played any part in the writing of this script. Its awfully strange.

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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Yeah seeing that Nazi made me read that I as a II.:D

    I am by no means a WW2 American propeganda expert but I've heard that in the second Great War the German troopers were more depicted as evil robots; cold, calculating, mathemathical rather than apishly evil.

    Though, this being an Italian film, I think it was more influenced by their experiences. For example, the Germans in this movie are always talking down to the Italians, reminding them that they are a Master Race and superior. Which is the kind of browbeating you can get while being a junior partner who then gets occupied by them.
     
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    I've always been interested in Nazisploitation but whenever I watch them I feel they're badly dated. This is too, and I'd say it's pretty average overall, but still probably the best I've seen from the genre so far. I loved Magall as the psycho Nazi sexbomb - it was a fine performance. And I'd say it's better than anything I've seen from Dyanne Thorne as the classic Ilsa character. I really bought her in this role. It's deliciously evil but obviously pretty enticing too since she's a bonafide Third Reich 10. In terms of a concept it seemed particularly mean for the genre and I liked that it took the material quite seriously.

    It's just boring for long stretches and the plot, while it's not exactly complex or anything, is generally an unwelcome distraction. I think I ended up with a better appreciation of Salo with it's outrageous libertines and it's no nonsense depravity - it had little in the way of padding and was so intimately focused on the baddies and based in a single (interesting) setting you had little sense of an outside world or turmoil and things felt completely hopeless. I thought a similar approach would've worked quite nicely in this film especially if it gave us even more Magall. She's the only element of the movie that's consistently interesting.
     
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    bluray came in the other day. i should be well & proper deep into my cups by the time i’m finished watching some Borowczyk shorts w/ The Beast in Heat on deck
     
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    dick, vag & breasts already & i’m still on the bluray menu screen
     
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    shamelessly awful/blatant ADR is one of my favorite cliches of Italian exploitation films
     
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    maybe i’m just a sucker for Italian exploitation films that are so shameless about their intrinsic trashiness & smuttiness, & all the ways they cut as many corners as possible during production & post. obviously the end product was shit garbage, but i was never bored for a second. the priest hulking out, filling the room w/ uppercuts? now that’s pure entertainment. guinea pigs instead of rats for the rat torture? hilarious. my only regret is not having had watched it w/ a group of friends.
     
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