Thursday, January 3, 2013

Naked lust that builds to a climax of death

The Big Doll House (1971) - Female prisoners in a Phillippine jail are being subjected to sadistic torture. Five of the women along with the help of two men plot an escape.

Director Jack Hill named the sadistic prison warden "Dietrich" after German producer Erwin C. Dietrich, with whom Hill had had a very unpleasant experience after Dietrich hired him to shoot a film in Switzerland.

In the sequence in which Judith Brown is tortured by having a snake dangled over her head, only a pane of glass separated Brown from said snake.

A graphic lesbian scene was shot, but cut from the final finished version of the film.

A Filipino porn actress was originally cast as Ferina, but left after the first day of shooting.

Roberta Collins' infamous "Get it up or I'll cut it off" line was improvised on the spot by director Jack Hill. - IMDB

Not to be confused with ...

The Big Bird Cage (1972) - Terry, a social-climbing young woman accidentally gets caught up in the activities of two revolutionaries, Blossom and Django, and finds herself in a concentration camp for women. In the center of the camp is a towering wooden machine ("The Big Bird Cage") in which the women risk their lives processing sugar as the evil warden looks on. The prisoners are subjected to sadistic cruelty from the guards and fellow prisoners, and all attempts at escape are dealt with...permanently. Terry's only hope for escape lies in Blossom and her revolutionary allies.

At the beginning of the film, when Terry (Anitra Ford) is taken to the prison by boat, the cove that she is dropped off at is the same one that was subsequently used for the location of the Kurtz compound in Apocalypse Now (both films were shot in the Philippines).

Several frames had to be removed from the sequence in which the female inmates rape Rocco the prison guard in order to avoid an X rating. - IMDB

"Men who are only half men and women who are more than all woman!"

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