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Uncut version of the Beast in Heat.
on 18 May 2005
Another DVD release of a classic video nasty by US distributor Shriek Show.SS Hell Camp AKA The Beast in Heat still remains banned in the UK for obvious reasons and has been since the early 80s.
Not a great film by any means.The story for what it is worth concerns a sadistic SS officer/scientist who has created a strange half man half ape creature in a genetic experiment.It is never made clear what the motives for this are as all he does is rape and kill any poor female prisoner who is thrown into his cage. The movie is padded out a sub plot about allied forces advancing on a nearby village.As you can expect from an Italian nasty nazi movie there are scenes of tourture and while these are at times quite badly done they are very distastful and offensive.
No matter how many bad reviews fans of this sort of thing read,they will still go out buy them.Shriek Shows disc is actually rather good,with a very clear anamorphic transfer framed at 1.85:1 which only has a small amount of print damage.Sound is presented in a bad English dub and extras consist of a small photo gallery and a trailer.
A DVD for video nasty collectors only.