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Caged Fury (1990) - Blu-ray Review

5 beersNot everyone can fend off a rapist with a car cigarette lighter. Kat (Roxanna Michaels), as in Pussy, and Dollarhide (Rhonda Wallace) can, though, and, in this chicks-in-chains flick, it’s moments like that makes this unrated grindhouse flick a total gutter-dwelling keeper of a flick.

After an incredibly gonzo opening, as one sexy inmate "shawshanks" her way out of her cell, anything in this flick is possible. All of which makes the eternal flame of Caged Fury, circa 1990, burn brighter than most freewheeling B-movies.  And now Scream Factory presents this gem on blu-ray!

Of course, having motorcycle-riding Victor (Erik Estrada) and karate champ Dirk (Richie Barathy), mullet and all, as the lead ass-kicking team in this women-in-prison flick helps a whole hell of a lot. Thanks to the vicious nature of Warden Sybil Thorn (a very saucy Mindi Miller), at least when she is not trying to woe the alluring female inmates, and her horde of slimy security guards, Honeywell State Prison is not some place you want to be housed in for very long.

Written and directed by Bill Milling, Caged Fury is a trashterpiece from the stickier side of the aisle. What other words could be used to describe a movie that features absolutely insane fight scenes, a head-banging soundtrack, and absolutely no logic at all? Crafty this one is not. No, Caged Fury is all about the cheese, crazy fight scenes, and extra luscious ta-tas.The baddest of the bad is now out on blu-ray. This is a rotten film through and through, but it sure is a whole hell of a lot of fun.

"The baddest of the bad is now out on blu-ray. This is a rotten film through and through, but it sure is a whole hell of a lot of fun."

Exploitation cinema rarely gets as drawn out and convoluted as it does here. The opening is more of a convergence of three unrelated narratives and then it slows down so the audience can attempt to catch up as girls land in jail and wind up as sex slaves; they must get out alive! It is 95-minutes of great guffaws and sleazy nuggets of filth.

For the curious, the film co-stars Michael Parks (From Dusk Till Dawn), Paul L. Smith (Midnight Express), Jack Carter (Alligator), and James Hong as the fatigued Detective Randall Stoner. Adult film stars Janine Lindemulder and Kascha are also featured in and out of their clothes. Thing is, everyone knows just what kind of flick they are in and, trust me, they deliver tenfold on that fact.

Get those pens handy, Genre Geeks. Caged Fury is going to give you a whole lot of items to check off in its running time. Angry lesbians? Check. Barroom brawls? Check. Extra saucy shower scenes? Check. Underground white slave trade? Check. Cameo by Ron Jeremy? Check and check again.

The baddest of the bad is now out on blu-ray. This is a rotten film through and through, but it sure is a whole hell of a lot of fun.

Caged Fury returns because, you know, whatever floats your boat, homeboy.


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Caged Fury (1990) - Blu-ray Review

MPAA Rating: R.
95 mins
: Bill Milling
Bill Milling
Kascha, Gregory Scott Cummins, Elizabeth Hicks
: Action
They learned their lesson the hard way.
Memorable Movie Quote: "Gotta see a man about a war."
Theatrical Distributor:
21st Century Film Corporation
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Release Date:

DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
May 8, 2018
Synopsis: Kathie (Roxanna Michaels) is innocent when they lock her up ... but that won't last long. Women in chains, a deviant warden and murderous guards ... no wonder the cops claim Honeywell State Prison doesn't exist. Her only hope of being freed lies with Harley-riding hero Victor (Erik Estrada) and combat karate champ Dirk (Richie Barathy), who'll take on the whole prison mano a mano if need be. This women-in-prison film also stars Paul L. Smith (Midnight Express), Jack Carter (Alligator), Michael Parks (From Dusk Till Dawn) and adult film stars Janine Lindemulder and Kascha.


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Caged Fury (1990) - Blu-ray Review


Blu-ray Details:

Home Video Distributor: Shout Factory
Available on Blu-ray
- May 8, 2018
Screen Formats: 1.85:1
: English SDH
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo 2.0
Discs: Blu-ray Disc; single disc
Region Encoding: Locked to Region A

Shout Factory’s brand new 1.85:1 HD master of Caged Fury is detailed and looks better than ever. Some shots, due to the era of the day, are fuzzier than others but the image is reasonably well defined with crisp contrasts and solid textures. Colors are solid, with reds being a standout. Blacks are, too. Surprisingly, there's enough fine detail on display to make this seem revelatory for those used to the previous DVD release. The era-ready color palette looks terrific, too. While there is not much difference between them, the disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo soundtrack.



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Caged Fury (1990) - Blu-ray Review