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99 Women (X-Rated) (1969)

Cast: Maria Schell, Maria Schell, Mercedes McCambridge, more...
Director: Jesus Franco, Jesus Franco
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Blue Underground
Genre: Foreign, Prison, Spain, Adult, UK, Erotica
Running Time: 90 min.

Synopsis
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. ~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide

Note: This is the X-rated European version! For adults only.


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where's the 'X'? by kaream April 10, 2008 - 10:42 PM PDT
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7 out of 8 members found this review helpful
As the AMG synopsis suggests, this WIP is for camp value only. But where's the 'adults-only' X? Unless you have a fetish for gray shirts and bare legs, or a vivid imagination in interpreting not just soft focus but entirely out-of-focus, there's not much here that would rate even an R.




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