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U.S. theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jesús Franco|
|Produced by||Harry Alan Towers|
|Screenplay by||Peter Welbeck|
Milo G. Cuccia
|Music by||Bruno Nicolai|
|Edited by||Bruno Mattei|
Towers of London
|Distributed by||Commonwealth United Entertainment|
|5 March 1969|
98 minutes (Hardcore version)
99 Women (German: Der heiße Tod, lit. "The Hot Death") is a 1969 women in prison film. One of the earliest and most financially successful examples of the genre, it was directed by Jesús Franco, produced by Harry Alan Towers as an international co-production, and features an international cast including Maria Schell, Mercedes McCambridge, Maria Rohm, Rosalba Neri, Luciana Paluzzi and Herbert Lom.
- Herbert Lom as Governor Santos
- Mercedes McCambridge as Thelma Diaz
- Maria Schell as Leonie Caroll
- Maria Rohn as Marie, #99
- Rosalba Neri as Zoie, #76
- Elisa Montes as Helga, #97
- Luciana Paluzzi as Natalie Mendoza, #98
- Valentina Godoy as Rosalie, #81
- José Maria Blanco as Doctor
On February 22, 2005, Blue Underground released an unrated DVD of the English-language director's cut featuring an interview and talent biography with Franco, deleted and alternate scenes, a poster and still gallery and the film's trailer. Alongside this, an X-rated release of the French version, featuring eight minutes of hardcore shots featuring actors not part of the film's main production was also made available.
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- 99 Women (X-Rated Hardcore Version) (DVD). Los Angeles, California: Blue Underground. 1969.
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- "99 WOMEN (UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT)". Blue Underground. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
- "99 WOMEN (X-RATED FRENCH VERSION))". Blue Underground. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
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