Love Camp 7/Fun Facts
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- The film was one of the original 74 video nasties in the UK and consequently banned. When the film was eventually submitted to the BBFC in 2002 it was refused a certificate with the statement as follows - 'The BBFC has refused a classification to the video of LOVE CAMP 7. LOVE CAMP 7 is an exploitation film set in a Nazi 'love camp' during the second World War. The film contains numerous scenes of women prisoners being abused, tortured and humiliated by their Nazi captors. Indeed the whole purpose of the work is to invite male viewers to relish the spectacle of naked women being humiliated for their titillation. LOVE CAMP 7 contains both eroticised depictions of sexual violence and repeated association of sex with restraint, pain, and humiliation. These sequences were in clear contravention of the Board's strict policy on depictions of sexual violence, which prohibits scenes that eroticise or endorse sexual assault. The possibility of cuts was considered. However, because the sexual violence runs throughout the work cutting was not considered to be a viable option'.
- Most of this was shot in one small studio owned by David F. Friedman, who was a friend of Cresse's. The studio was also used for a few of Cresse's other films including bits of Mondo Freudo and Mondo Bizarro.
- The film was a success in Canada that Cinepix considered Cresse to be the Producer the first Ilsa film, in the end Produced by Friedman.