Never flinching, The Shaw Brothers jumped into the exploitation market full-tilt for this ultra-violent misogynist tale of women brutalized in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War.
Obviously designed as an international project (the uncut print was banned in Hong Kong for over 10 years and it was never shown theatrically in the USA), this production includes a bevy of attractive women including Anglo beauty Birte Tove. She plays a captured Red Cross nurse who tries to mastermind an escape from the horrors. Veteran actor, Lo Lieh, is a camp officer (secretly a double agent) who assists the girls.
The movie is a parade of vicious torture sequences and gratuitous, unabashed nudity. Shockingly savage, this film remains the granddaddy of the women-in-prison atrocity flicks. Definitely not for the casual viewer