- Disc 1
- Brand new 2.35:1 16-9 transfer from original vault materials
- Theatrical Trailer
- Women In Prison Movies - An essay by Pete Tombs
- Mondo Macabro preview reel
- Disc 2
- Over 70 minutes of ultra rare trailers from kings of Indonesian
- exploitation - Rapi Films
- Documentary on Indonesian Exploitation
Virgins From Hell R
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A double disc limited edition set of one of the wildest movies ever to come out of Asia. The action kicks off with a girl biker gang clad in leather hot pants raiding a casino drug den... and then it gets crazy. the gang is led by two girls who were forced to watch as the leader of the drug syndicate murdered their parents and stole their land. To take revenge they train a gang of hot biker babes to take on Mr Tiger - the bad guy. Unfortunately they lose the battle and are incarcerated in a womens prison camp - playthings of the camps vicious lesbian wardress. But worse - they are to be used as guinea pigs for an aphrodisiac drug designed to turn all women into helpless sex slaves!
Prepare to be schooled by Mondo Macabro's release of Virgins From Hell, because watching this two-disc delight is like taking a class in the history of Indonesian exploitation film. The first DVD features director Ackyl Anwary's 80s classic, Virgins From Hell, a movie that makes up in style for its vapid plot. Part biker movie, part Women In Prison film, Virgins is a revenge tale about a pack of women united against Mr. Tiger (Dicky Zulkarnaen), a mobster who previously killed the biker gang leader's parents in order to co-opt her family home for his underground narcotics manufacturing plant. Dina (Nina Anwar) and Sheila (Enny Beatrice) emerge as victorious after being captured and enslaved by Tiger, but the perviest parts of the film occur during their entrapment, as a Zorro-suited Tiger roasts one girl on a BBQ spit, or as he whips the girls after meditating on horse portraits hung on his pink bedroom walls. Watch Virgins From Hell to see girls in colorful latex, Power Ranger-like biker suits and boots writhing in their cave prison, or Mr. Tiger's disco palace, replete with zebra-striped couches, furred walls, and tiger paintings throughout. For added laughs, several Rapi Film trailers are included, featuring snake women and men who lose limbs that fly back on. An essay by Macabro author Pete Tombs places Virgins From Hell in its historical WIP context, with a nod to Roger Corman. Lastly, a unique documentary about Indonesian exploitation includes interviews with Rapi's golden age directors, scriptwriters, and set/costume designers, who explain some of the weirdest movies ever. Trinie DaltonSee all Editorial Reviews
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Movie Review: There are three aspects I hate in the exploitation realm: strict sexploitation, most black magic s***, and women in cages crud. BUT, unfortunately I liked this movie so suck my butt. This movie has some crazy death scenes, explosions, inconsistent action scenes (at times I couldn't tell if it's a sex scene or a fight scene), moronic rape scenes (I think), sexy broads, lousy dubbing and dim-witted story. The let downs were NO NAKED INDONESIAN FEMALE BUTT and the fact the movie converted from a action flick to a women in cages CRAP but luckily it converted back into an action flick in the end. It's not the best exploitation ever made but I was fat and entertained.
Conclusion: 5 stars for the DVD and 4 stars for Virgins From Hell.
Over 70 minutes of ultra rare trailers from kings of Indonesian
exploitation - Rapi Films
Documentary on Indonesian Exploitation
And all the trailers are in English! Wow! Prepare to see things you never would have dreamed of.
And so it was with trepidation that I learned of Mondo Macabro's intention of bringing Ackyl Anwari's VIRGINS FROM HELL to the DVD format. My initial response was "what on earth for?" (Why not a domestic release of MYSTICS IN BALI?). Indo films are not traditionally good, and well, VIRGINS FROM HELL isn't any good. No, seriously. In spite of hordes of scantily clad jungle babes riding around motorbikes and shooting off machine guns, these VIRGINS indeed make for a lousy date. Director Ackyl Anwari shoots everything from static long and medium shots, with no camera movement of any kind, leading to a very stilted and boring movie. The subject matter simply does not lend itself to an Andrei Tarkovsky-styled presentation.
VIRGINS does have unusual art direction, such as cave interiors sprinkled with glitter and shag carpeting used as wallpaper. But even the most patient viewer of cinema sludge will be checking their wristwatches for this feature to end. In both of my previous articles, I pegged VIRGINS FROM HELL as "the film to miss" on the Balinese trash film tour. The Johnny-Come-Lately who jumps on this bandwagon due to Mondo Macabro's superior DVDs of LADY TERMINATOR and DANGEROUS SEDUCTRESS may just want to jump off after encountering these very frigid VIRGINS.
However -- as in most DVD purchases, it's the extras that make this an essential purchase. This two-disc edition features a plethora of exotic treats on display. On the first disc, along with a widescreen, restored version of the film, there is an essay on the Women-In-Prison genre, an essay by Pete Tombs on the background of the film and the Mondo Macabro promo reel. On the second disc is the documentary "Destination Jakarta" about the Indonesian film industry, and a fistful of trailers for many other Indonesian genre pictures, ranging from serious war docudramas to the popular THE WARRIOR series (with action star Berry Prima) to even more horror films that has thus far escaped my purview. The trailers vary drastically in quality, but you won't care. Pete Tombs wisely ends the trailer park with the one for MYSTICS IN BALI, perhaps supremely confident that this film, above all others will lead countless other viewers such as myself down a rabbit hole to a most curious and wondrous cinematic wonderland.
The story is okay but not great, but there are lots of scenes that are hilarious. But the movie is a bit too long, which makes the pace too slow at times. Overall, not a bad movie, but I agree with the other reviewer who said this is not the best place to start if you're not acquainted with Indonesian exploitation films. There are better ones out there. And although I haven't seen all that many, I would recommend "Mystics In Bali", "Lady Terminator" or "Dangerous Seductress" before this one. Perhaps also "The Devil's Sword", which is hilarious at times but like "Virgins from Hell", somewhat suffers from an uneven pace.