In STANFORD prison experiment we are taken on a twisted trip down memory lane to 1971, where the university of Stanford conducted an experiment on human behaviour to see, if our cruelty is indeed a characteristic of the human race. In this Mood Pictures production the experiment is depicted in all it´s cruelty - from a punishment point of view. The setting is simple.
The girls are divided into a group of guards and a group of prisoners, and separated from the world in their prison. At the early stages of the experiment the guards are a bit hesistant to initiate actual corporal punishments on the prisoners, but as it evolves and the prisoners thinks its quite funny and jokes around with the whole scenario, behind the scenes the guards are convincing themselves they have to take disciplinary action to keep the prison under control.
There´s 6 prisoners and 4 guards. Every single girl looks stunning, cute or otherwise highly attractive, and in that sense it´s beyond me how Mood Pictures manages to get such quality models to participate in this type of action. What this movie features is 2 beltings of disobedient prisoners, and 2 extravagantly hard canings, all administered with ever increasing pleasure and sadism by the female guards. The severity starts out moderately on the strappings, but as the guards grow increasingly sadistic in their discipline, the severity and intensity of the punishments grows significantly, and concludes itself with an extreme caning featuring no less than 103 hard strokes. As a supplement and a completely new feature one of the prisoners is subjected to pussy electro torture by the guards, not the most severe of scenes, but quite a great break in between the corporal punishments.
It´s amazing to follow how the guards gets a seemingly very real rush from punishing the prisoners. They even cheer at first and of course their sadism grows from there culminating with the final 103 stroke extreme caning, which was actually set to a 100. But the guard simply felt like adding more strokes, and only stopped because the professor in charge intervened and stopped the experiment.
Overall the severity of The STANFORD prison experiment is very high. The punishments leaves the prisoners moaning, crying and with red welted butts, and in the case of the canings with marks on the bottom, that´ll probably have lasted quite some time. In between however there´s intense psycological games going on, adding to the suspense and intensity, and giving the movie much more than just a long line of extreme strokes.
Technically The STANFORD prison experiment is a quality movie, the filming is smooth and the angles well chosen. Just as in Love Story previously reviewed here, there´s a problem with the facial expression shots though, they´re often in fairly poor lighting and taken from somewhat of a far, which is a big shame given the great looks of the models and the obvious opportunity to get perfect before, under and after closeups of their punishments. Overall though there´s not many negative fingers to be pointed. This is indeed a truly memorable experience with a combination of an interesting plot and brilliant punishment scenes and if one is to judge from this movie, the human nature certainly is highly sadistic.