SS Experiment Love Camp / Lager SSadis Kastrat Kommandantur (1976)

1.0 out of 5

Women at a Nazi prison camp are subjected to torture, medical experimentation, and forced prostitution in Sergio Garrone’s tasteless SS Experiment Love Camp. After a Nazi soldier falls in love with one of the prisoners with whom he has been partnered for a series of sexual experiments, he agrees to a voluntary surgery in exchange for personal time with his love. However, when he awakens from the operation, he is shocked to discover that his testicles have been removed and implanted into his commanding officer.

Also known as SS Experiment Camp, it gained quite a reputation after being listed as a Video Nasty in the early 1980’s, although that had more to do with the offensive promotional artwork than the film itself. There are quite a few disturbing scenes of medical experimentation and torture on display, but these are rather tame compared to other Nazi exploitation films. Unconvincing special effects and terrible dialogue do much to distract from the otherwise serious tone.

Garrone filmed SS Camp 5: Women’s Hell the following year, recycling most of SS Experiment Love Camp’s cast and crew. Recommended only for Nazi exploitation completists.

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