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Roger Corman's Cult Classics: The Women in Cages Collection [2 Discs] [DVD]

Legendary producer Roger Corman makes lockdown fun with this collection of classic women in prison flicks including The Big Bird Cage, The Big Doll House, and Women in Cages.

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    Special Features

    • Audio commentary with director Jack Hill from Manila with Love - new documentary on the makig of Big Doll House and The Big Bird Cage featuring interviews with director Jack Hill, screenwriter James Gordon White, actors Sid Haig, Judy Brown, Anitra Ford, Roberta Collins, Candice Roman and Teda Bracci, and producers Roger Corman and Jane Schaffer
    • Trailer, tv spot and radio spot
    • Women in Cages: Trailer ad tv spot
    • The Big Bird Cage: Audio commentary with director Jack Hill
    • Trailer and tv spot


    Big Doll House
    Jack Hill directed this alternately brutal and campy look at desperate women behind bars. An American named Collier (Judy Brown) has been convicted of murder in the Philippines and is sentenced to a grim women's prison in the jungle, where a mysterious German woman, Miss Deitrich (Christiane Schmidtmer), is the warden, and her head guard, sadistic Lucian (Katheryn Loder), keeps her charges in line through intimidation and violence. Collier shares a cell with tough-talking bisexual prostitute Grear (Pam Grier), hard-boiled political prisoner Bodine (Pat Woodell), thick-skinned but good-humored Alcott (Roberta Collins), drug-addicted Harrad (Brooke Mills), and tight-lipped Ferina (Gina Stuart). Bodine's boyfriend is the leader of an underground revolutionary faction, and when she learns he and his comrades are in danger, she begins to plot an escape for herself and her cellmates, with travelling peddlers Harry (Sid Haig) and Fred (Jerry Frank) becoming her unwitting collaborators. Meanwhile, Lucian is stepping up her torture of the prisoners at the behest of a mysterious masked stranger, and Collier is determined to find out who is behind the systematic brutality. The Big Doll House was the first "Women In Prison" exploitation epic produced for Roger Corman's New World Pictures; it was a big hit on the dive-in and grind house circuit, and spawned dozens of imitations (which are still being produced today). By the way, that's Pam Grier singing the theme song! ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Women in Cages
    In this prison melodrama set in a women's reformatory, a sadistic lesbian guard takes great pleasure in tormenting her inmates in the grim confines of "The Playpen." The film is called Women's Penitentiary III on video. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    The Big Bird Cage
    In this exploitative women's prison drama, the "birds" in "the big bird cage" are, clearly, women. With the help of an outside revolutionary, the girls of at a rural prison stage an escape attempt. They have little to lose, as the prison is a site of incredible decadence and brutality. Only two of the covey of beautiful young women prisoners survive the attempt. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

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      Jerry Frank - Fred
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      Kathryn Loder - Lucian
    • Pam Grier
      Pam Grier - Grear
    • Roberta Collins
      Roberta Collins - Alcott
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      Charles Davis - Dr. Phillips

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