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The Women in Cages Collection: The Big Bird Cage / The Big Doll House / Women in Cages (Roger Corman's Cult Classics Triple Feature)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Pam Grier, Judy Brown, Sid Haig
  • Directors: Jack Hill
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: June 21, 2011
  • Run Time: 265 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004RBC5U6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,352 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

Big Doll House

Audio commentary with Director Jack Hill

Leonard Maltin interviews Roger Corman

From Manila With Love – New documentary on the making of The Big Doll House and The Big Bird Cage featuring interviews with director Jack Hill, screenwriter James Gordon White, actors Sid Haig, Judy Brown, Anitra Ford, Roberta Collins, Candice Roman and Teda Bracci, and producers Roger Corman and Jane Schaffer

Trailer, TV spot and radio spot

Women In Cages

Trailer and TV spot

The Big Bird Cage

Audio commentary with Director Jack Hill

Trailer and TV spot


Editorial Reviews

Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) joins a group of sexy, young female prisoners in their struggle against a sadistic warden in Big Doll House. This shockingly real film is perhaps one of the most influential of all women-in-prison films! Also starring Judy Brown, Roberta Collins (Death Race 2000) and Sid Haig (House Of 1,000 Corpses). Directed by Jack Hill (Spider Baby, Foxy Brown).

Innocent Carol Jeffries (Jennifer Gan, Naked Angels) is framed by her drug-dealing boyfriend and ends up in a tough prison in the Philippines jungle in Women In Cages. She must face off against the sadistic warden, Alabama (Grier), who takes great pleasure in alternately seducing and torturing her prisoners. Also starring Judy Brown and Roberta Collins. Directed by Gerry De Leon (Mad Doctor Of Blood Island).

Inside the hellish women’s prison called The Big Bird Cage, inmates like Terry (Anitra Ford, The Price Is Right) struggles to survive. They get their chance to escape when scheming revolutionary Blossom (Pam Grier) engineers a prison break . . . from the outside in. Also starring Carol Speed (Abby). Directed by Jack Hill.

Customer Reviews

The ending will surprise you.
Al A
Really Good Stuff, Good Action Great Stories Good Quality And Value I Am Satisfied With It And Recommend It Highly !
Roy Jordan
And they all show just how quickly Pam Grier was able to turn herself into a star with vibrant screen presence.
Pageturner in NYC

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Kasey G on July 17, 2011
Format: DVD
For fans of '70s exploitation and women-in-prison flicks, Shout Factory's "Women in Cages" collection is a fun diversion that is well-assembled. We get three Roger Corman films from 1971-72 all shot in the Phillipines starring Pam Grier and other nubile honeys.

"The Big Doll House" features lots of torture scenes, fun performances from slimy Sid Haig (his scenes with Grier are priceless), and an almost unrecognizable Pat Woodell (the original Bobbie-Jo from the black-and-white "Petticoat Junction").

The best of the trilogy is "The Big Bird Cage" which throws more humor into the mix and the result is even more entertaining. The gay Phillipino prison guards are hysterical, as is the way the women shamelessly proclaim their sexual frustration (When they finally do get their hands on a man, he's forced at knifepoint to "Get it up, or I'll cut it off!"). The dialogue in this one just gets better with lines like ""You can't rape me, I love sex" and "Never mind the crotch cooties...they have to eat too!". And when an inmate slathers chicken fat all over her naked body so she can literally slip past the guards, "The Big Bird Cage" soars into camp movie heaven!

"Women In Cages" has Pam Grier in Sybil Danning-mode as the evil prison matron, rather than an inmate, and the results are not as good. The film seems to suffer from a smaller budget too, and despite encore performances from Roberta Collins and Judy Brown, isn't as fun as the first two flicks. I'd recommend watching "Women in Cages" first and saving the earlier but superior flicks til last.

There's a lengthy documentary about all three films featuring interviews with many of the actors and actresses that is worthwhile viewing as well as original trailers and TV spots. The picture quality is very good.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Pageturner in NYC on July 3, 2011
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This 2-disc bargain offers two great Jack Hill classics--1971's THE BIG DOLL HOUSE, 1972's THE BIG BIRD CAGE and both feature commentary tracks by Hill (recorded about a decade ago) and a third film, WOMEN IN CAGES, that was shot in-between those two films (but by Gerry DeLeon, not Hill). BIRD CAGE and WIC share a disc while DOLL HOUSE is on another DVD with a wonderful new documentary, FROM MANILA WITH LOVE that features brand new interviews with writer/director Jack Hill, screenwriter James Gordon White, producers Roger Corman and Jane Schaffer and actors from both films including Sid Haig, Judy Brown, Anitra Ford, Roberta Collins, Candice Roman and Teda Bracci. Sadly, Pam Grier does not take part in the documentary. There is also one other special feature: a solo interview with Judy Brown (this set does not contain Leonard Maltin's interviews with Roger Corman).

All three films are presented in anamorphic widescreen. A note in an insert says that "Two separate film elements were used to put together a complete version of THE BIG BIRD CAGE--a CRI and the original negative, which had been cut at some point." Both DOLL HOUSE and BIRD CAGE look and sound sensational.

On the other hand, WOMEN IN CAGES (which reunited three of DOLL HOUSE's cast members--Grier, Judy Brown and Roberta Collins, but appears to have been shot with an even smaller budget and without any of the style Jack Hill brought to his two films) has muddy sound. The same booklet warns, "We used the only available source material for the audio on WOMEN IN CAGES, which was not in pristine condition. Much of the audio for these films shot in the Philippines was done later in post production, as you'll find that not all lip movements match the dialogue." WOMEN is the least fun of the trio.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Monty Britton on June 23, 2011
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All I can say is "this is exploitation heaven!". To me these Roger Corman drive-in classics are what prison flicks are all about! Shout has done one terrific job on this two disc triple feature. The three films are finally anamorphic widescreen and look great (especially Big Doll House) and this is a fantastic package! Always have enjoyed low budget drive in classics from the 70s, but these are the icing on the cake!! Women in Prison flicks from early 70s have always been my guilty pleasure.
The special features are numerous (love the from Manila with love doc.) for Big Doll House. Big Bird Cage has audio commentary from Jack Hill, trailers. Women in Cages only has trailer. But all in all, this is worth picking up if you enjoy these Pam Grier classics. Can't wait for the blu rays!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cass G on February 26, 2012
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The machete maidens are indeed unleashed in this triple feature of philippine bamboo cage women in prison flicks, all staring a very young and captive-vating Pam Grier, 2 of the films also star Sid Haig who seems to pop up in every 70's movie I watch lately, but you may know as the menacing clown from House of 1000 Corpses and the Devil's Rejects. These are really more women empowerment movies then anything else, sure there are shower scenes and abusive prison guards, but these broads are tough and don't take no guff, there are lots of cat fights, mostly in the mud, and the films despite being low budget keep your interest and are well written and directed, not that this is exactly cinema verité, but if you like WIP, Grindhouse, Drive-in, Exploitation and or Pam Grier this is a must have.
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how edited will this be?
I don't see why they would edit them. They haven't removed any nudity from the other Roger Corman's Cult Classics DVDs that I have purchased. Shout! has done a great job on these releases I think.
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