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Women in Cages Collection / Women in Prison Triple Feature

Six times the exploitation!


Action

Rod Lott
How many women-in-prison movies are too many? I don't know; I haven't reached that number yet, even after marathoning through two separate three-films-on-two-discs collections: Shout! Factory's "Women in Cages Collection" and Synapse's "Women in Prison Triple Feature."
 
Monday, July 18, 2011
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Bar none

The ‘Cages’ collection busts onto Blu-ray!

One month ago, I reviewed six films that fall into the grindhouse genre known simply as “women in prison.” Three flicks apiece were part of two new DVD collections: Shout! Factory's "Women in Cages Collection" and Synapse's "Women in Prison Triple Feature.” At the time, picking which was better was like picking your favorite child.

But now I’m going with the former because on Aug. 23, Shout! Factory will release the same set on the glorious, ever-so-pristine format of Blu-ray. This means that Pam Grier’s br -- well, you get where I’m going with that. It must be what God intended when he created high-definition.

For those not attuned to the saucy, sassy style of producer Roger Corman’s wildly successful WIP efforts, Shout! Factory gives you these three safe-for-work clips. Watch. Then buy. —Rod Lott

“The Big Doll House” (1971)



“Women in Cages” (1972)



“The Big Bird Cage” (1972)

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Sword and Sorcery Collection

Four ’80s flicks for your pecs-and-sex viewing pleasure.


Action

Rod Lott
I wasn’t sure Shout! Factory was going to be able to top this summer’s release of “The Women in Cages Collection” in its line of “Roger Corman’s Cult Classics.” But it’s done just that with “Sword and Sorcery Collection,” rounding up four flicks for your pecs-and-sex viewing pleasure.
 
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

‘Musi-kill’ production

This weekend only, OCU presents a pruned-down version of the cult musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
Little Shop Of Horrors
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City University Opera and Music Theater Company
Burg Theater
2501 N. Blackwelder
okcu.edu/tickets

208-5227
$10
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lethal Ladies 2 Collection

Swords, stewardesses, sex — success!


Action

Rod Lott
"At least if you die, you'll die with a sword in your hand."
 
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Creature

The low-grossing horror film provides plenty of gross highlights for fans.


Horror

Rod Lott
Creature has attracted a fair amount of attention of late, but for all the wrong reasons, as it reportedly earned the lowest first-weekend gross of any wide-release theatrical film in history. The horror movie’s crime isn't incompetence (à la Birdemic), but underexposure to the point of nonexposure.
 
Friday, March 9, 2012

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

Roger that!


Documentary

Rod Lott
Corman's World is not the first time producer Roger Corman has been the subject of a documentary film, but until the next one comes along, Alex Stapleton's stands definitive.
 
Monday, March 12, 2012

Camel Spiders

Welcome to the arac war.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Camel Spiders is no Arachnophobia, but it does try to be anything but the cheap creature feature that it is. Like the recent Sharktopus and Dinoshark, it’s another science-gone-wrong pic from producer Roger Corman, and even my 6-year-old son was able to recognize one of the man’s filmmaking tenets from scene one: "Already action already!"
 
Monday, March 19, 2012

The Nurses Collection

Nurse! Oh, nurse!


Drama

Rod Lott

Amid this nation's debate over the so-called "Obamacare" plan, one question has been unanswered, until now: "When are Roger Corman's nurse movies going to get a proper DVD release?" As we say regularly on these digital pages, Shout! Factory to the rescue.

 
Monday, April 2, 2012

12 Creature Features

Need a dozen ways to kill a weekend? Just add cheese!


Horror

Rod Lott
I don't know that Mill Creek Entertainment's three-disc set of 12 Creature Features is quite the "dream come true" for "B-movie lovers" as the box proclaims, but that's only because so much of the contents likely already exist in their collections of public-domain DVDs.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
 
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