Ilsa, She Wolf
of the SS is a 1974 US/W Germany film by Don Edmonds. With Dyanne Thorne, Gregory Knoph and Tony Mumolo.
Banned by the BBFC for 1975 and 1976 cinema release. Not submitted since.
Uncut and Unrated in the US
Summary Review : Brutal
This film takes place in a Nazi concentration camp dedicated to pseudo medical experimentation on its prisoners. Ilsa, the commandant is portrayed
in ruthless fashion by the stunning Dyanne Thorne. Thorne designs and carries out the most excruciatingly painful and torturous experiments on her helpless victims.
Thorne is the essence of cruelty for cruelty's sake.
Thorne is the screen's incarnation of pure evil. I can think of no other film that is as disturbing as this one. The explicit sadism portrayed in this film may or may not have actually occurred as depicted. But unthinkable sadism, torture, cruelty and
debauchery did actually occur in Nazi camps.
This is an unbelievably difficult film to watch because the brutality depicted is extremely graphic. After viewing this film I was shocked and I had a feeling of just how brutal
the Nazis actually were.
Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks is a 1976 Canada/US women in prison film by Don Edmonds. With Dyanne Thorne, Max Thayer and Jerry Delony.
Banned by the BBFC from 1973 cinema release. Unbanned and uncut in 2013. The US R rated version is heavily cut for violence
Summary Review : Resplendent in khaki shorts
Dyanne Thorn returns in the storming sequel to She Wolf , and it seems to have been given a budget boost, as the setting moves to an Arabian oils sheik's kingdom in the middle of the desert, where Ilsa presides over his
palace as right hand security guard and keeper of his harem of kidnapped beauties.
The film doesn't quite match the excesses of the first film in bad taste, and the camp comedy elements have all been increased, but there
are still many gruesome scenes as the harem women are abused and tortured for various reasons, including a pretty revolting sub-plot to assassinate the sheik by deploying a bomb placed inside a woman's body that will detonate during sex!
Uniform fans will be pleased to see Ilsa resplendent in her khaki shorts and boots, but she does not have the same presence as in the previous film because she is herself punished at one point by despotic sheik, and its a shame to
see that the film recycles her weakness of falling in love with a hunky American, which once again leads to her downfall.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity and scenes of sexualised violence
2013 Lions Gate video
The BBFC commented in the Annual Report covering 2013:
Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks was refused a certificate when it was originally submitted to the BBFC in 1977. In 2013 it was submitted on video for DVD release and passed 18 without cuts. While there are scenes in which women
are abused and experimented upon with a love machine , these now appear dated and unrealistic and do not raise credible harm concerns.
When Satin and Velvet deliver a death blow to their victim, the camera lingering over the victims' bloodied face and screams has been removed. A few minutes later a few frames have been removed when a bag of body parts are emptied out the harem
In the teeth removal scene , shots of blood dripping onto feet as the little white tootsies hit the floor have been purged.
A full sequence of 1:11s is completely cut, ie the sadistic torture sequence in which a hapless
whore's breasts are clamped in a medieval style vice.
Missing shots of ants eating into flesh
Omitted shots of a gouged eye socket
The most infamous scene of the movie (and arguably the whole ILSA series) the exploding dildo
sequence suffered numerous snips. Most notably Ilsa inciting the inevitable carnage with her demands of faster and deeper have been removed along with various shots of the victim's moans of pleasure. Obviously the brief but potent shot of
penetrated detonation itself simply skips to blood hitting for El Sharif's face.
UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
1973 cinema release
Presumably there is a date error in the BBFC database as the ban is 3 years before the worldwide release
Ilsa the Wicked Warden is a 1977 US/Germany/Switzerland women in prison film by Jesus Franco. With Dyanne Thorne & Tania Busselier.
Cut by the BBFC for DVD. In the US there is an uncut Unrated Version and a
cut R rated versions
Summary Review: Sleaze Maintained
Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately checks in to the
hospital to find out what has happened to her sister who stayed there.
It's not like the plot is all that important; it serves merely as the most tenuous of threads with which Franco can tie together his usual penchant for nudity,
depraved violence, and ham fisted dialogue. One thing is for certain: Ilsa, the Wicked Warden easily maintains the sleaze factor established in the first two films.
See article from sexgoremutants.co.uk . All scenes including frontal
nudity have been roughly excised, even where essential dialogue has fallen victim too. Non-nude sexual violence has been retained though.
UK: Passed 18 for very strong language, sex and violence after 2:31s of BBFC cuts for:
2004 Anchor Bay R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Cuts required to remove scenes of sadistic and sexualised violence
Heavy edits to an extensive scene where male guards rape some of the prisoners in the clinic supposedly in the name of prisoner therapy.
Cuts to Ilsa whipping a chained naked woman
Cut scene of a naked woman being suffocated by Ilsa
with a plastic bag.
Tigress of Siberia is a 1977 Canada horror by Jean LaFleur. With Dyanne Thorne, Michel-René Labelle and Gilbert Beaumont.
Never submitted to the BBFC until 2013 when it was passed 18 uncut
Summary Review: Cold Hearted
Siberia 1953: Ilsa
is now working in a Gulag prison camp. Her mission is to retrain the minds of those who don't agree with the communists. When Stalin dies, the camp closes down, Ilsa and the guards kill the prisoners and leave. Ilsa moves on to brothel keeping in
Toronto. Her Russian past soon catches up with her.
Not as nasty as previous instalments. There's some gore, plenty of soft core sex and silly dialogue to keep the viewer entertained.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity and gory images for:
2013 Lions Gate video
The 4th film in the Ilsa series wasn't previously submitted to the BBFC. Distributors had probably given up trying after so much censorship hassle with the other Ilsa films