Written by: Giuseppe Rijitano on April 26th, 2010
Theatrical Release Date: France, 1978
Director: Pierre Chevalier, Jesus Franco
Writers: Marius Lesoeur, Jesus Franco
Cast: Brigitte Parmentier, Jean-Marie Lemaire, Henri Lambert, Monica Swinn, Michel Charrel, Pamela Stanford, Michel Danjou.
DVD released: April, 2008
Approximate running time: 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Letterboxed Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English & French
DVD Release: Video/Film Express & Eurocine
Region Coding: Region 2 PAL (Holland)
Retail Price: 7,99 Euros individually or 15,99 Euros for the boxset.
Young German officer Erich von Strasser (Jean-Marie Lemaire) leaves his fiance and heads off to war. Stock footage of Nazi desert warfare plays and before you know it Erich is back in Germany, recipient of the Iron Cross and a national war hero. First stop the whorehouse then, naturally. Where he bumps into his fiance, awkward. Cue a flashback showing how/why she ended up there and after a night of passion Erich goes to his superiors asking she be freed. Unfortunately, for reasons still unclear to me, she is shipped off to another location and Erich sets off in pursuit.
Tedious beyond description. A terrible mishmash of footage from Elsa Fraulein SS, Helga She Wolf Of Stilberg and Special Train For Hitler with a tiny bit of newly filmed footage of Dolph Lundgren lookalike Lemaire acting glum and chasing after his fiance (through three different films apparently). The only fun to be had here is in spotting which movies the inserted footage has been ripped from (the desert warfare from Jess Franco’s own Oasis Of The zombies I think).
The new footage stands out a mile; clean, clear and not very much of it, the rest looks awful for the most part with severe print damage. Another dodgy letterboxed transfer doesn’t help either. English audio mono dub sounds fine.
Note: Convoy of Girls is also available as part of a box set titled Nazi Cult Collection, which also includes these film’s Nathalie Rescued From Hell, Elsa Fraulein SS, Jailhouse Wardress, Helga She Wolf Of Stilberg and Special Train For Hitler.