Women's Prison Massacre (1983) from Tuna

Women's Prison Massacre (1983) or Emanuelle fuga dall'inferno is one of those films with Laura Gemser that hoped to capitalize on the names "Emanuelle" and "Gemser", even though unrelated to the first two Emmanuelle films. To make matters worse, Gemser keeps her clothes on the entire film, even through a rape!

Emanuelle was a reporter close to nailing the corrupt DA on criminal charges, so he framed her for drugs, and sent her away. She has two friends in the calaboose, neither of whom get along with the evil woman prisoner, who is of course in cahoots with the evil guards and evil warden.

So far, standard WIP stuff.

However, in another part of town, the four worst murderer/rapists in the known universe are being transported to the women's prison to await final approval on their death sentences. They nearly escape en route, then overpower the guards and take over the prison, which leaves them free to abuse the women while they wait for the corrupt DA to meet their demands. Most of the abuse was rather ordinary, except that one of the bad guys, named "blade" for his tricks with a razor blade, loses his favorite blade while slashing Antonella Giacomini. Her lesbian lover, Maria Romano, finds it, sticks it part way into a cork, inserts the modified cork into her vagina, then seduces Mr. Blade.

Ooh - that's gotta hurt.

This is really a roughie, disguised as a WIP flick. There is nothing sexy about the film, the dubbing is distracting, all the bad guys and most of the guards are way over the top, and Gemser is entirely out of place in this film.




  • Antonella Giacomini shows breasts in the required washroom  lesbo scene.
  • Maria Romano shows full frontal in the washroom with Giacomini, and again in the seduction scene.
  • Ursula Flores, as the evil prisoner, also shows a breast.

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  • IMDB summary. IMDb voters score it 5.0/10 (Much too high, based on only 46 votes)
The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, this is a C- at best. Maybe less. In the most generous terms, it is a minimally acceptable "roughie."

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