Sunday, April 25, 2010
Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight - Blitzkrieg: Escape from Stalag 69 (Screener Review)
Germany, 1945. Stalag 69, a POW camp turned blood-soaked playground by the sadistic SS commandant Helmet Schultz, a perverse Nazi monster who uses prisoners for secret, ghastly experiments. When not committing war crimes, hid torture experts help satisfy his sick fantasies.
When the women prisoners take in an escaped cabaret dancer, the plan for freedom begins. Meanwhile, the American, British and Russian POWs make their own attempt, and Natasha, a Russian front fighter, takes on the Nazis all on her naked own...
As the pressure mounts to shut down the camp and liquidate the prisoners, it's up to the rag-tag band of desperate souls to revolt against their captors and Escape from Stalag 69!
This movie is a throw back to the grindhouse films of the 70's. Its full of gore and shocking scenes, nudity, and crazy ass Nazis. It even pays homage to the old films by having there own version of the bath tub scene out of I Spit on your Grave (still as painful for guys to watch as it was then). The film was entertaining to watch, but had it's flaws as many low budget films do. The acting wasn't very strong say for a few characters (Natasha and Helmet's sister were actually pretty good). The film also had some scenes that just went on too long and got a bit dull; when paying homage to the classic grindhouse films, less talking and more action is always best in my book! But the gore in this film was pretty well done, even sickening at points in the film. It was cheap yet effective, and there was a lot of it! There were also points when the captives were fighting back that really were exciting and you start rooting for them in your head (or out loud if your alone...admit it!). The scenes when Natasha starts fighting back are my favorite in the whole film. Even though she's naked almost the whole time, it's nice to see a strong female lead in films. I liked the film and if you wanna check it out, head over to www.blitzkriegthemovie.com to find out more!