Roger Corman's Cult Classics: Jackson County Jail/Caged Heat! [DVD]

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Special Features

  • Jackson County Jail
  • Audio Commentary with Director Michael Miller, Producer Jeff Begun and Director of Photography Bruce Logan
  • Leonard Matlin Interviews Roger Corman
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • New World Trailers
  • Caged Heat!
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Jonathan Demme, Director of Photography Tak Fujimoto and Actress Erica Gavin
  • Leonard Maltin Interviews Roger Corman
  • Poster and Stills Gallery


Caged Heat
Considered the quintessential "girls in prison" flick of the 1970s, novice director Jonathan Demme's Caged Heat is set in a hellish American woman's penitentiary run by vicious, wheelchair-bound Barbara Steele. Statuesque convict Erica Gavin is forced to undergo horrible (but legal) tortures when she is falsely accused of trying to escape. Gavin and fellow con Juanita Brown decide to make a real break, but return to prison to rescue a friend who is about to be lobotomized by the sadistic prison doctor. Then they stage a robbery, only to find a group of male robbers at the bank ahead of them. A final shootout in the prison yards brings the film to a bloody climax. Caged Heat was also released under the title Renegade Girls. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Jackson County Jail
Yvette Mimieux delivers a sensitive, nuanced performance in a role that could have easily spread into a cheap exploitation turn in Jackson County Jail. Mimieux plays advertising executive Dinah Hunter, who leaves Los Angeles and a promising career after she discovers her lover has been cheating on her. Determined to start fresh in New York City, she gets into her car and heads east. Picking up some young hitchhikers along the way, she ends up stranded in an out-of-the-way western town after being beaten up and having her car stolen. Thrown into the local jailhouse on trumped up charges, she finds herself at the mercy of a psychopathic guard who further beats her and then rapes her. Dinah kills the jailkeeper and goes on the lam with fellow jailhouse inmate and down-home radical Coley Blake (Tommy Lee Jones). The sheriff's department engages the couple in a wild car chase through a parade commemorating the United States' Bicentennial, as Dinah and Coley try to break free to the open road. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Desiree Cousteau
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    Mickey Fox
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    Erica Gavin - Jackie Wilson
  • Gary Goetzman
    Gary Goetzman - Sparky

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