99 Women

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99 Women
99 Women poster.jpg
U.S. theatrical release poster
Directed byJesús Franco
Produced byHarry Alan Towers
Screenplay byPeter Welbeck
Jesús Franco[1]
Carlo Fadda
Milo G. Cuccia[2]
StarringMaria Schell
Mercedes McCambridge
Luciana Paluzzi
Herbert Lom
Music byBruno Nicolai
CinematographyManuel Merino
Edited byBruno Mattei
Hans Zeiler[3]
Corona Filmproduktion
Hesperia Films
Cinematografica Associati
Towers of London[1]
Distributed byCommonwealth United Entertainment
Release date
5 March 1969
Running time
90 minutes
98 minutes (Hardcore version)[3]
West Germany
United Kingdom

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,[1] 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.

The script was purchased from Robert L. Lippert.[4]


Home media[edit]

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.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c Mann, Dave (2014). Harry Alan Towers: The Transnational Career of a Cinematic Contrarian. McFarland. pp. 78–9. ISBN 0786479825.
  2. ^ "99 mujeres [99 donne] (1969)". Archivio del Cinema Italiano On-Line.
  3. ^ a b 99 Women (X-Rated Hardcore Version) (DVD). Los Angeles, California: Blue Underground. 1969.
  4. ^ Martin, B. (1967, Mar 08). Young to direct 'mayerling'. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/155641701?accountid=13902
  5. ^ "99 WOMEN (UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT)". Blue Underground. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  6. ^ "99 WOMEN (X-RATED FRENCH VERSION))". Blue Underground. Retrieved May 9, 2016.

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