Saturday, March 08, 2008

Prison a Go-Go

No, it's not about putting politicians from the 60s into jail, instead it's a send up of women in prison movies, and to be honest, it's not all that good. What I thought was going to be a decent spoof of the flicks, turned out to be a low budget conglomeration of the aforementioned prison movies, slacker movies and Rhonda Shear. And no, she doesn't get naked.

The premise of the film is about a girl who is looking for her sister who was kidnapped from their home and dragged into a secret labratory of a crazy doctor, which happens to be on the grounds of the prison in the Phillipines. To save her sister, the girl gets arrested and then is brought into the sordid world of WIP films and shower scenes. For those interested in the latter, there's a countdown clock that tells you when the next one is going to be.

While it's not a slick film, it does have its entertaining moments and despite some trepidation during the first ten minutes, I stuck it out and got some enjoyable performances out of Mary Woronov, Lloyd Kaufman and the rest of the cast. There is nudity, but it's nothing to write home about and there's also kung fu, which is decent for such a low budget flick. If you like the absurd and almost horrible, this is a good film for you. Also, there are some zombies in it in a brief role but they do well.

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