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MR SKIN PRESENTS: WOMEN IN PRISON...
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Reviewed by: Zombie Boy

Directed by: Paul Nicholas, Robert Collector, Ernst R. Von Theumer

Starring:
Linda Blair
Sylvia Kristel
Sybil Danning

Movie:  
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Extras:  
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Overall:  
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What's it about
This is a triple feature with all the films centering around the concept of women being incarcerated and abused in various ways. Real feminist stuff.
Is it good movie?
Chained Heat: Gross. I hated this movie. It is offensive in every conceivable way. It is racist, women-hating, and pathologically stupid. Linda Blair plays a women sent to prison for accidentally running over some dude with her car, and runs afoul of a lesbian gang run by Sybil Danning, and a drug-ring run by creeptastic warden John Vernon. It says a lot when the least odious thing about your movie is Henry Silva. There is nothing redeeming about this film. Yes, there are tits, but who wants a cognitive association between bare breasts and this disgusting piece of trash?

Red Heat: This one is a lot better than Chained Heat. It at least attempts to set up its characters before getting to the women being abused in prison. This one also features Linda Blair, who gets abducted whilst visiting her army boyfriend in Germany, I think. Sheís out walking at night, and ends up on the wrong side of a political showdown, and is assumed to be a CIA spy. Once in prison she again runs afoul of a lesbian gang, this time one run by Emmanuelle herself, Sylvia Kristel. Until her boyfriend gets some buddies together and breaks her out, that is. The acting is terrible, but it is much less exploitive and offensive than Chained Heat, but thatís not exactly tough to achieve.

Jungle Warriors: Sigh. Really? This film takes the bizarre tack of emulating Apocalypse Now, with a chunky ex-pat running game in the jungle. Cesar is running a drug mill, and looking to hook up with a mobster played by John Vernon to sell it in the states. There is also a gaggle of models looking to do a photo shoot in the jungle. The three parties collide, and thatís about it. The sensitive, caring director makes sure to show you Cesarís guerilla posse gang-raping the models, who are hung from the ceiling by their wrists at the time. Itís an awful scene, and if you are titillated by watching it let me personally invite you to step into traffic. After that there is the big shootout scene, which is less offensive from a moral standpoint, but still terribly shot (ha ha).
Video / Audio
Video: ďAll films remastered in 16x9 anamoprhic widescreen.Ē The images look about as good as possible for mid-80ís exploitation films.

Audio: English, mono. The Mr. Skin crew apparently felt the audio was not what people watch these movies for. Canít disagree with that logic.
The Extras
Video Interviews: There are two interviews on the Chained Heat disc: one with Stella Stevens (who played the warden) and one with Sybil Danning. Both women have bizarre ideas about the worth of this film.

Introduction by Mr. Skin: Each film comes with an optional introduction by Mr. Skin, whoever the hell that is. He talks about how awesome the films are, and then you get some clips from the film, obviously containing nudity. I only watched the Chained Heat one, because, honestly, how different can the other two be?

Each film is also accompanied by a trailer, of course. None of which I watched, of course. Isnít it enough that I watched all three films in the entirety? What the hell do you people want from me?

Oh, and apparently this is the first time Chained Heat has been released uncut in North America. Woot.
Last Call
Of the three films in this set, Red Heat is the best of the bunch, but I still see no need for any of them to be watched. If you get your rocks off watching women being degraded, then I hate you. Thereís plenty of softcore porn where the women at least pretend to enjoy the sex.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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