Written by: Michael Den Boer on January 26th, 2017
BluRay released: January 31st, 2017
Approximate running time: 96 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-4 AVC
Sound: DTS-HD Mono English
Subtitles: English SDH
BluRay Release: Blue Underground
Region Coding: Region Free / Region Free NTSC
Retail Price: $39.98
Love Camp 7 was directed by Lee Frost who other notable films include, The Defilers, The Pick-up, The Scavengers, The Thing with Two Heads and The Black Gestapo. Love Camp 7 was produced by David F. Friedman who is most known for his collaborations with director Herschell Gordon Lewis (Scum of the Earth).
The Nazisploitation is a film subgenre that rose to prominence in Italian cinema in the latter half of the 1970’s. The origins of Nazisploitation subgenre can be traced backed to films like Lee Frost’s Love Camp 7 and Luchino Visconti’s The Damned. Both films were released in 1969.
Content wise, Love Camp 7 has all the ingredients that would become synonymous with the Nazisploitation subgenre. Though the premise is far-fetched. The narrative is well constructed and pacing is never an issue as this film does a great job letting every moment of depravity linger on for maximum effect. With this film’s finale serving up it most depraved moment of carnage.
From a production standpoint, this film is a well-oiled machine that is filled with wall to wall decadent behavior. And though this film does a good job during the more dialog driven moments. This film excels when it comes to the aforementioned moments of depravity.
Performance wise the entire cast fully immerse themselves in their respective roles. With this film’s standout performance being Maria Lease (All the Sins of Sodom) in the role of WAC Lt. Linda Harman, one of the two women given the task of rescuing someone from Love Camp 7. Other performance of note is Bob Cresse (he also wrote this film’s screenplay) in the role of the Commandant.
Love Camp 7 comes on a 50 GB dual layer BluRay. The film is presented in a 1080 progressive widescreen. For this release a new 4 transfer has been created from the original camera negative. The source used is in great shape, colors and flesh tone look accurate, the image looks crisp and black levels remain strong throughout. Grain looks natural and there are no issues with DNR or compression.
This release comes with one audio option, DTS-HD mono mix in English and removable English SDH subtitles have been included for this release. The audio sounds, clean, clear and balanced throughout.
Extras for this release include, a poster & stills gallery, a trailer for the film (7 minutes 31 seconds) and a collection of Nazisploitation trailers titled Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction (79 minutes 55 seconds).
Rounding out the extras is a reversible cover art and twenty-page booklet with cast & crew info, an essay titled The History of Nazi-Exploitation written by Paolo Zelati and posters for other Nazisploitation films. Also, included with this release is a DVD that has the same content included on the Blu-Ray included as part of this combo release. Overall Love Camp 7 gets a solid audio / video presentation from Blue Underground.