Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Big Doll House (1971)

Director: Jack Hill

Starring: Judith Brown, Roberta Collins, Pam Grier, Brooke Mills, Pat Woodell, Sid Haig, Christiane Schmidtmer, Kathryn Loder, Jerry Franks

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Their bodies were caged, but not their desires. They would do anything for a man - or to him.

Plot: Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again?  Yeah.

#3 on Drive-In Delirium Volume 1 (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

What a pleasant surprise.  I watched this many years ago on the old DVD which was a fullscreen print.  I FINALLY watched the newer widescreen one and it's great AND the movie is more entertaining than I remembered.  Sid Haig is hilarious and is very likable.  The guy that works along side him (I can't remember his name) clearly doesn't have much acting chops.

The gals, especially Pam Grier (a staple of a few of these types of flicks), are fun.  This one is a much better than average women in prison flick (WIP) that has loads of nudity (gotta love those shower scenes) and violence but it stands apart with better acting, better pacing and a great jungle setting.  Put this one near the top of your list for WIP flicks to see before you die.

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