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Special Train For Hitler 
Written by: on April 24th, 2010

Theatrical Release Date:
France, February 23rd 1977
Director: Alain Payet
Writers: Jean-Pierre Bouyxou (dialogue), Jack Guy, Eduardo Manzanos Brochero, José Luis Navarro
Cast: Monica Swinn, Christine Aurel, Sandra Mozarowsky, Yolanda Rios, Frank Braña, Erik Muller.

DVD released: April, 2008
Approximate running time: 108 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: 16
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English
Subtitles: Dutch
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.

Skinny blonde über-whore Ingrid Schüler (Monica Swinn) is having a pretty good war. She’s the main attraction at the local Nazi officers club where her poor-girls-Dietrich impersonation goes down a treat with the swastika crowd. Behind the scenes however we discover that Ingrid is just going along to get along, she despises the Nazis but she’s not dumb enough to oppose them, like her college pal Greta and her father. As news breaks that Hitler’s army has begun the invasion of Russia it’s party time in the nightclub. Ingrid’s lover/handler Stürmbahnfuhrer Otto Kramer implores her in a wide eyed religious frenzy “Please Ingrid liebchen dance! Because I want them to see the purest Aryan among German women!” so she does indeed get up and shake her bony butt a little bit.

Must have made quite an impression because the very next day Ingrid’s been chosen to head up a new morale boosting military operation. Yup she’s going to be boss of Hitler’s ‘special train’. Made up of volunteers (including a countess) and a few political rebels – the women of this train will be providing entertainment to the officers fighting at the front. It’s not long however before they all realize that they are little more than a traveling whorehouse. The countess takes this quite badly so Otto slaps her around and rides her like a pony till she shuts up. A series of lurid vignettes follows as the love train goes about it’s kinky business.  Before long Ingrid’s college pal Greta has joined the whore express too.

Things chug along smoothly until the train reaches the front lines and the women are ordered to service the drunken rank and file soldiers as well as the officers! Luckily a young Nazi Captain with some honor and decency (and a boner for Greta) saves them and orders the drunken rabble off the train. Greta swoons, romance blossoms, the Captain leaves for a bit, the Polish freedom fighters spring a trap and take over the train, d’oh! Turns out they had a Polish spy in with the women all along, the bird with the short hair, naturally. Cue some more manhandling of the women (the countess receives what has to be the longest spanking in movie history surely) and a whole lot of stock tank war footage from some other film crudely inserted into this one. With the Nazis on one side, the Russians on the other and the Americans coming up the middle, who will administer the final spanking to the poor ladies of the love train – you’ll have to watch it to find out!

Another Nazi love train from Eurocine productions, really? I’m unsure if this was filmed before or after Elsa Fraulein SS but it certainly shares some of it’s train footage with that other film, as well as quite a few extras (looking at you ginger John Lennon freedom fighter, and you monacled baldy SS guy, etc). This was a passably entertaining entry in the Nazisploitation sub-genre despite being a little overlong and it could certainly have used a better actress in the central role of Ingrid. That said the supporting actresses do well at coming across as a bunch of slappers who are essentially decent people, kind of like the women from Sex And The City only hotter and less promiscuous obviously. Odd as well in that the story seems to want us to sympathize with a few of the Nazi’s; the young Captain in particular being portrayed as a tragic hero. Oh and the kinky sex is quite explicit in this one (see the champagne bush shower scene) but the blood is AWOL.

The DVD:

Quite a bit of print damage, but the colors are strong and the image looks pretty good overall. English audio mono dub is free of hiss/distortion and sounds fine. The film is definitely fully uncut, bloody hell!

Another low budget grindhouse Nazi classic – this one ups the sexploitation factor!

Note: Special Train For Hitler is also available as part of a box set titled Nazi Cult Collection, which also includes these film’s Jailhouse Wardess, Elsa Fraulein SS, Convoy of Girls, Helga She Wolf Of Stilberg and Nathalie Rescued from Hell.

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