99 Women

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1969
  • Color
  • Running Time: Spain: 83 min | Argentina: 99 min | Australia: 81 min (25 fps) (video) (cut) | Italy: 90 min | Sweden: 86 min (banned version) | UK: 70 min | USA: 86 min | West Germany: 94 min
  • Aspect Ratio: (1.66:1)
  • Production Co: Cinematografica Associati (CI.AS.)/Corona Filmproduktion/Hesperia Films S.A./Towers of London
  • Distribution Co: Commonwealth United Entertainment (1969) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed), Astral Films (Canada) (as "99 Women")
  • Directed by Jess Franco
  • Written by Anya Corvin (German dialogue), Milo G. Cuccia, Carlo Fadda, Jess Franco, Javier Péres Grober, Harry Alan Towers (English dialogue - as Peter Welbeck), Ornella Zanell
  • Starring Maria Schell, Herbert Lom, Rosalba Neri
  • Produced by Luis Laso and Harry Alan Towers
  • Original Music by Bruno Nicolai
  • Cinematography by Manuel Merino
  • Film Editing by Stanley Frazen, Bruno Mattei (Italian version), Gabrielle Reinecke (German version)

Plot Summary

  • Off the coast of Panama, there is an island with a female penal colony, run by a sadistic superintendent. When several prisoners mysteriously die, leading to a breakout and mutiny, an extensive investigation of the horrific events begins.

Also Known As

  • Der Heiße Tod (Germany)
  • 99 donne (Italy)
  • 99 gynaikes (Greece)
  • 99 mujeres (Spain - cut version)
  • Amour dans les prisons des femmes, L' (France)
  • Les Brûlantes (France)
  • Island of Despair (USA)
  • Isle of Lost Women | Prostitutes in Prison
  • Sex im Frauengefängnis (Germany)
  • The Hot Death
  • Women's Penitentiary XII (USA - video title)

Taglines

  • 99 WOMEN...behind bars -- without men!
  • One soul hungered to touch another!
  • Whisper to your friends you saw it!
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