Monday, March 28, 2011

Holocaust II (1980)

Director: Angelo Pannaccio

Starring: William Berger, Tina Aumont, Elisabeth Tulin, Kai Fischer, Susanna Levi, Andres Resino, Gordon Mitchell

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Driven by a common desire: REVENGE!

Plot: A secret group of Jewish activists locate and murder the doctors and soldiers who tortured their relations in a notorious extermination camp.

My rating: 4/10

Will I watch it again? I'm sorry I watched it the first time.

Oh, that's rich!

I've been cheated. The posters suggest this is a Nazisploitation flick. The ONLY sploitin' goin' on is the murder of a nude woman...

and a couple of topless beauties.

The only Nazisploitin' goin' on is a mere few seconds of flashbacks.

THAT'S IT! The rest of it is a drama/thriller set in modern day. Yawnsville, man, yawnsville. And that they called it HOLOCAUST II, to suggest it's a follow-up to the 1978 ratings smash TV mini series, HOLOCAUST, is adding insult to injury. Woof. It's nothing more than a boring revenge-with-a-twist flick trying to capitalize on an established known property and a genre - neither of which it has anything to do with. This has only the slightest thread of Nazisploitation and, if you're a fan of the genre, you should avoid this one as it's the least deserving to be in the company of Ilsa and pals.

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