Women in Cages
Women in Cages (1971)

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.

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 21, 1971
DVD Release Date: June 16, 1998
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Brian Orndorf

Any hope for shock is long gone by the time the conclusion arrives. "Women in Cages" makes the grindhouse aesthetic feel like a wet blanket.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Thankfully lives up to its reputation providing pure unadulterated sleaze...

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

An unsung grindhouse gem -- a despairing film of pitiless integrity that functions as a corrective to the 'Women in Prison' idea that life behind bars is action-packed and titillating.

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Tim Salmons
Probably the least of the "women in prison" exploitation movies that I've seen thus far, at least in the pseudo-trilogy that it falls into. Women… More
Doctor Strangeblog
Superior WIP film, and one of the first to kick off the genre's popularity at the outset of the 1970s. Some unique casting adds interest as Pam Grier… More