The Gestapo’s Last Orgy (1977)

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There was a time about 10 years ago that I was obsessed with the Video Nasties. I wanted to know why they were banned and if they were really all that awful. So, I found a list online and I went through as many as I could get my hands on. I believe I watched at least 60 of the original Video nasties over the course of a year or so. Let me tell you, there’s a lot of crap on that list and a lot of over the top sleaze too. Some of the films on the list were Nazisploitation films that were largely made in Italy in the late 70’s. The Gestapo’s Last Orgy was one of those films.

Let me begin by saying that Nazisploitation films are nasty nasty flicks. They are completely sold on tragedy and honestly I think they’re pretty sick today. Just the idea of making an exploitation flick about the nazis makes me rather disgusted these days. 10 years ago however I watched many of them, including the Gestapo’s Last Orgy. The film is about a nazi officer that runs a harem for other officers to indulge in. He takes one of the prisoners as his personal plaything and wants to completely break her before he kills her. She, however is seemingly unbreakable, and eventually he falls in love with her and she protects herself by pretending to love him.

On the scale of nastiness of Nazisploitation flicks this one lacks the class of Salon Kitty, which to me is an excellent film, and isn’t nearly as gross as S.S. Hell Camp, the high watermark for sleaze in these films and doesn’t have the arty cred of Salo. Don’t get me wrong, there’s some nasty stuff here but the film doesn’t go super for for a nazisploitation flick. The print looks pretty good and certainly better than the vhs-ripped dvd I used to have years ago. If you’re into these types of movies then this is a must buy. It’s released well with a very informative short documentary on the genre. If you’ve never seen any before, check out Ilsa She Wolf of the S.S. and Salon Kitty first.