VIDEO: Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS / Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
It’s Mr. Mendo in his very first double feature, produced by (and featuring a cameo appearance by) the Fear Fan! It’s two of the sickest, most controversial movies ever made—for the price of one!
Starting things off is 1975’s Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS, an entry in the inexplicably popular Nazi exploitation genre. Ilsa, commandant of a POW camp, conducts gruesome experiments on women to prove their superiority to men, while castrating the men who can’t keep up with her in the sack.
At the top of the bill is Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, also from 1975, the lighthearted tale of Italian fascists who kidnap a group of teenage boys and girls and degrade them for—you guessed it—120 days. The only thing more amazing than this film’s mix of sex, torture, and coprophilia (look it up, kids) is how Fear Fan was able to edit it into something almost work safe!