99 Women

99 Women (German: Der heiße Tod, lit. 'The Hot Death') is a 1969 women in prison film directed by Jesús Franco and starring Maria Schell, Mercedes McCambridge, Maria Rohm, Rosalba Neri, Luciana Paluzzi and Herbert Lom. One of the earliest and most financially successful examples of the genre,[1] it was produced by Harry Alan Towers as an international co-production.

99 Women
U.S. theatrical release poster
Directed byJesús Franco
Produced byHarry Alan Towers
Screenplay by
  • Harry Alan Towers (as Peter Welbeck)
  • Jesús Franco (uncredited)[1]
  • Carlo Fadda (uncredited)
  • Milo G. Cuccia (uncredited)[2]
Music byBruno Nicolai
CinematographyManuel Merino
Edited by
  • Corona Filmproduktion
  • Hesperia Films
  • Cinematografica Associati
  • Towers of London[1]
Distributed byCommonwealth United Entertainment
Release date
5 March 1969
Running time
  • Liechtenstein
  • West Germany
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom

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


Home media

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. Mann, Dave (2014). Harry Alan Towers: The Transnational Career of a Cinematic Contrarian. McFarland. pp. 78–79. ISBN 978-0-7864-7982-5.
  2. "99 mujeres [99 donne] (1969)". Archivio del Cinema Italiano On-Line.
  3. 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/docview/155641701
  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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