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The Beast In Heat
that we're on a bad movies’ blog, and also the title of this
post. And think about this story: the Nazis are trying to create a
super race of men and at the same time the fighting with the resistance
rage, with the partisans who tries to give freedom to the people but
suffer the counter attack of the Nazis who kills also civilians.
It sounds good, it may seem like a pretty good story for a movie about
the period, a war movie that highlights the atrocities of the Nazis and
the liberation struggles of the partisans.
Instead, dear friends, we are faced with a film of Luigi Batzella that
sign as Ivan Kathansky, and at the same time released " Kaput Lager-The
Last days of the SS", and that with the usual enormous confusion and
the little craft, creates one of the largest "scult " of the history of
If we are able to erase the image of the real drama of the infamous
actions of the Nazis that we see in "The Beast in Heat", we find
ourselves in front of a movie that makes you laugh in several moments
(a few times voluntarily), and that bores in many others. Batzella as
in " Kaput Lager-The Last Days of the SS" doesn’t know what to do
and blends the concepts of war movies to those of a species of
"Nazisploitation", also using scenes from his old movie, "Quando suona
The level of trash is very high, probably the highest in his
filmography and ranges between nonsense, errors, a poor production and
absence of the slightest artistic aspect both in front of and behind
And everything could work, the basic story, as told at the beginning
but also one of the characters, the one played by Macha Magall a fast
meteor of genre cinema, which has the right mask to be very bad, Dr.
Ellen Kratsch. The game then who is really the "Beast in Heat " is not
bad, because it can be either the doctor, as she is told or the super
human that the Nazis held in a cage and quilting of "Tebodrixina" a
substance that unleashes his sexual appetite (we like more the
hypothesis of the Dr. ) .
From here on, there is a dizzying descent into pure weird. Doctor and
super man are shown at in the early scenes and with him we touch a
sadness point. Because he is played by Salvatore Baccaro (here as Sal
Boris) former florist near Cinecittà who became a character
actor widely used in those years, for his disease. A health problem
that has opened to him the doors of the cinema, but only for
"monstrous"characters. In this case Baccaro, present among others in a
few scenes, although it may be the beast of the title, spends all his
time in a cage naked, grunting, screaming and killing sexually human
guinea pigs give to him by the doctor for her sinister experiments .
Apart from that, we have the Nazis, stupid as usual, with a swastika
for a while ' stitched on the contrary, who prefer prostitutes (one in
a very poor scene) rather than oversee the strategic points, see the
bridges, that resistance detonates.
The Nazis takes revenge on the people of a small village giving to the
movie a number of scenes very idiotic. Laughing on the infamous actions
of the Nazis is a bad thing and we never thought to have funny moments
seeing them, but Batzella succeeds in creating a compelling carousel,
with a Nazi slightly pushed by an old lady who falls lifeless to the
ground or with the launch in the air of a baby who seem lighter than a
balloon and finally two uncertain old ladies who mourn a dead man,
grinning and looking into the camera. The tortures of the faithful of
Hitler are equally ridiculous and touching the peak with the dangerous
rats that should eat a prisoner, but in fact them are peaceful Peruvian
guinea pigs who are in search of some salad.
Surprisingly in the setting, Batzella doesn’t make errors,
because we are near Lombardore, in the Canavese area, in Piedmont,
where there was really the Resistance. Unfortunately, for some unknown
reason all the partisans, have an accent that starts from Sicily and
stops from in Rome , and no, there isn’t nobody from Piedmon or
from north-central !
And on this basis we see the struggle between the Nazis and partisans, with the first who also
carry out this very important experiment, however, managed only by a
doctor. Dr. Ellen Kratsch to destroy the resistance decides to kidnap
all the women of a village to use them in her laboratory. Meanwhile,
the partisans between betrayals and important losses carry out their
important mission and "The Beast in Heat" , whatever he is, will have
what he deserves.
Released and immediately forgot this "Nazisploitation" was filmed in
Lombardore according to some sources and according to others in the
Valle Del Malone in Cuneo area and over the years has become an
unmissable chapter for lovers of trash . We understand the reasons .