99 Women

99 Women

Director: Jesùs Franco

Cast: Jesùs Franco, Maria Schell, Mercedes McCambridge, Luciana Paluzzi

     
 
Jesus Franco's campy women's prison film, though both stereotypical and rare to find in its original version, is worthwhile for genre devotees primarily due to an outstanding cast. Mercedes McCambridge is unintentionally hilarious as sadistic lesbian warden Thelma Diaz, spitting tacky dialogue with exuberant venom in a performance so overbearing that it verges on

Overview

Jesus Franco's campy women's prison film, though both stereotypical and rare to find in its original version, is worthwhile for genre devotees primarily due to an outstanding cast. Mercedes McCambridge is unintentionally hilarious as sadistic lesbian warden Thelma Diaz, spitting tacky dialogue with exuberant venom in a performance so overbearing that it verges on classic. The plot is standard for the genre, as three women (Maria Rohm, Elisa Montes, Luciana Paluzzi) are sentenced to an island prison off the Panamanian coast, only to encounter torture, rape, and lesbianism. When sympathetic Warden Caroll (Maria Schell) replaces Diaz, the prisoners assume that conditions will improve, but their agony only worsens until they decide to escape. Rosalba Neri co-stars, and Herbert Lom runs the corrupt men's prison nearby. 99 Mujeres was heavily censored in various prints, with versions running anywhere between 70 and 108 minutes. Edits running 84, 86, and 94 minutes are most commonly available.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2005
UPC:
0827058110693
Original Release:
1969
Rating:
NR
Source:
Blue Underground
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
32,103

Special Features

Jess' Women - interview with director Jess Franco; Deleted & alternate scenes; Theatrical trailer; Poster & still gallery; Jess Franco bio

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start/Main Titles [3:38]
2. Introductions [3:47]
3. The Governor [2:23]
4. Bad Dreams [2:53]
5. Dead Girl [2:02]
6. Catfight [4:20]
7. Violated [6:08]
8. New Arrivals [3:04]
9. Punishment Cell [3:47]
10. Confession [5:52]
11. Sympathetic Touch [3:25]
12. Innocent Victim [4:49]
13. Escape Plan [5:21]
14. Prison Brawl [3:01]
15. Alliance [2:33]
16. Over the Wall [4:44]
17. Another Prisoner [5:07]
18. The Cave [2:54]
19. Comfort [4:10]
20. The Men [4:15]
21. Attacked [3:10]
22. Caught [2:49]
23. Revolt [1:41]
24. Goodbye/End Credits [3:24]

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