Wednesday, August 7, 2013
WOMEN IN CELL BLOCK 7 (1973)
This starts out as an Italian mobster/crime flick then turns into a women-in-prison thing and then it kinda jumps back and forth between the two throughout the rest of the run-time. I can't say I ever got totally into the story-line that was going on but I thought it was pretty cool how they at least tried to do something different here by blending two sub-genres together. You get the expected female nudity, cat-fights, lesbianism and shower scenes in the prison bits and on the mafia side of things you get some car chases and a guy burned alive among the killing and mayhem. Not the best or worst and fairly generic overall but maybe worth checking out if you've seen everything else and need more 70's sleaze in your life. Personally I much prefer Jess Franco's similarly titled WOMEN IN CELL BLOCK 9.
This was released in a cut version titled LOVE AND DEATH IN A WOMEN'S PRISON.
Available on a steamy triple-feature DVD set along with ESCAPE FROM HELL and THE HOT BOX: