Synopsis by Hal Erickson
When assigned the Roger Corman-produced "girls in prison" picture Caged Heat (1974), writer/director Jonathan Demme managed to turn out a classic of its kind, as well as a sly parody of the whole genre. The belated 1994 sequel Caged Heat 2: Stripped of Freedom is merely business as usual, indistinguishable from virtually every other film in the torn-blouse, cutoff-jeans category. Still, it's fun to tick off the cliches as they parade before our eyes: the remote Philippine locations, the sadistic guards, the "butch" prison ringleader, the virginal innocent, etc. Stripped of Freedom isn't the worst of its lot, but it's no Oscar contender either.
atrocity, freedom, prison, sadist, women's-prison