- Emanuelle Escapes from Hell
"Emanuelle Escapes from Hell", also known as "Women's Prison Massacre", "Blade Violent", and "Emanuelle in Prison" is a 1983 Italian
women in prisonfilm directed by Bruno Matteiand starring Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Carlo De Mejo, Lorraine De Selle, and Franca Stoppi. The film was written and co-directed by Claudio Fragasso(a longtime Mattei collaborator), and was shot in 1982 with a mostly French crew. The film has achieved a certain level of cult status recently due to its exploitive nature, extreme violence, and cheesy dialog.
Emanuelle is sent to a violent women's prison. While she is in prison, she comes into confrontation with the "top dog" inmate Albina, ending in a series of fights. Albina gets the worse of it, including a broken arm, a knife in her leg, and her wig pulled off!Following a series of cat fights and arguments the women's lives are interrupted by the arrival of four male death row inmates led by "Crazy Boy" Henderson, who break into the prison. The male convicts proceed to rape, mutilate, and torture the female inmates (involving a sick game of Russian roulette), and executions. One convict is killed when a SWAT team attempts to invade the prison. Another is killed by a female inmate who hides a razor blade inside her vagina before enticing him to have his way with her. Henderson and the remaining male con attempt to break out using the warden, Emanuelle, and a wounded sheriff as human shields. After a gory finale, Emanuelle and the sheriff are the only characters left alive, and the sheriff promises to reopen her case.
Although the film contains scenes of violence, these are portrayed in an over the top cartoonish manor, something Mattei did regularly with his other films throughout the 1980's.
*Many film fans consider this film to be one of the best
women in prisonfilms and certainly one of the best films by Bruno Mattei.
*One critic called it a film of "Biblical importance"Who|date=May 2008
*Filmed back to back with Emanuelle in Prison (1982) A.K.A. Caged Women (1982).
*Shot on a budget of $60,000.
*Protagonist "Emanuelle" (
Laura Gemser) and antagonist "Crazy Boy Henderson" ( Gabriele Tinti) were married in real life at the time. Tinti's voice for the English version was supplied by Ted Rusoff, who was married to actress Carolyn De Fonseca. Fonseca supplied the voice of Albina, the antagonist during the first third of the film.
*The film was partially financed by a French Pantyhose company, which is why the female convicts seldom remove theirs.
*the last film in the hugely popular, great and successful "
Black Emanuelle" series.
*Some fans have referred to it, as Laura Gemser's last great film.
* Palmerini, Luca, Gaetano Mistretta,. (1996). " Spaghetti Nightmares". Key West: Fantasma Books. pp. 55. ISBN 0963498274
* Internet Movie Database | http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085250/
*Imdb title|0085250|Emanuelle fuga dall'inferno
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