Barbed Wire Dolls (1975)

Directors: Jess Franco
Starring: Lina Romay and Eric Falk
Genre: Exploitation/WIP/Sleaze


"The first Franco/Erwin Dietrich effort is probably Franco's most exploitive film with numerous sadistic scenes of torture and perversion. A true exploitation masterpiece that only a director like Franco could make. Maria (Lina Romay) is sentenced to prison for life for killing her father that attempted to rape. She is sent to a special section of the jail know for it's cruel and sadistic treatment of prisoners. The wardress (Monica Swinn) is a sadistic lesbian who knows no mercy and takes pleasure in her job. Maria seduces a male nurse who she eventually kills in order to spring an escape from the hellhole. A must for all fans of sadistic WIP films and for Jess Franco addicts. Also stars Franco regulars Paul Muller, Martine Stedilm and Eric Falk." - from xploitedcinema

My oppinion:
Now this is Euro-Sleaze the way only Franco can make them!! He really doesn't hold back at all! You should expect lots of nudity (some Hard Core), torture, degradation and of course a nazi-like lesbian warden. The plot is very very thin, but in this genre, who really cares? There are some crazy and fun characters, like the crazy redhead that's being starved at the beginning of the movie, not to mention Eric Falk which is always fun, mainly because of his extremely bad acting. One scene just made me stare into the screen in a mild state of shock, I'm thinking about Lina Romay's dream about the attempted rape by her father (Franco himself). What the hell was Franco thinking when he made that?? Incredibly crappy (but funny) scene! You'll know what I mean when you see it.. Lina Romay and her blonde friend looked beautiful and thus the constant nude scenes were very welcome! What did annoy me a bit was the abrupt ending.
To conclude, I thought Franco's other WIP "masterpiece", Sadomania, , is a bit better, but Barbed Wire Dolls delivers the goods, and Franco once again proves he is the definite king of the genre!

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Buy "Barbed Wire Dolls" uncut at: xploitedcinema or Absurd (not direct link)