Ilsa, the Tigress of Siberia is the fourth and final "Ilsa" film
starring Dyanne Thorne as a autocratic sadist of some kind. This time, she is
the commandant of an early
1950s Siberian gulag. She has two hobbies to keep her entertained. She feeds prisoners she doesn't like to her pet tiger,
and she holds nightly competitions among her loyal troops every evening for
the honor of servicing her. The other two female soldiers get the losers, who
are often too far gone to be any good, at which time the women have to take
care of each other.
When Ilsa is sent a political prisoner, she decides to reform him via
torture. Then Stalin falls from power, so Ilsa and her crew skip town quickly,
killing everyone except the political prisoner. Cut to twenty years in the future.
The Soviet Hockey team has just played in Montreal, and two members want to
get laid. They are being chaperoned by the same guy Ilsa has been torturing. He
agrees to let them go to a brothel. The brothel just happens to be run by Ilsa,
who has used her crafty Russian mind-control tricks to take over the brothel
business in Montreal. She
spots her old nemesis on a closed-circuit camera and kidnaps him, setting up
the final battle.
The story has nothing to do with any previous Ilsa movies, and is just plain
silly. Some fans feel that Dyanne Thorne's presence is all the justification
needed to watch this film. Maybe so, but if you don't think that is possible
stay away, because that's about all it has.
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