The Woman in Prison sub-genre has been an all-time favorite with low-budget production film-makers. The recipee is quite simple. Get yourself a load of starlets that have no problem with semi-nudity, arrange them in a simple prison setting and you are in business.
"Experts" will tell you that these movies are made to bring out conflicting emotions in men. These contradictory feelings are supposed to create strong sexually induced sensations. Two classic dualities, namely the "Rapist and the protector" or the "Good husband and the voyeur" are used ad nauseam in those early 70s productions. To make a decent WIP film, you need nudity, some sexual torture, a tough warden (male or female), a catfight (mandatory), a drug addict, somebody that was sent to jail for an unfair reason, a bitchy cellmate and loads of very short prison outfits. These are watered-down versions of the ones made in Europe. Little to no nudity is shown and violence is kept to a minimum. Even "Woman in Cages", the most hardcore one, will be pale in comparison with the real grindhouse stuff that was made in Italy or Asia. Technically, the movies are OK. The only exception is the sound quality which is sometime muffled. All Actresses look alike (some are featured in 2 movies) and are (as required) very pretty. The WIP mandatory scenes are kind of "forced" into the scenario. The Mud wrestling stint is as predictable as possible. There is nothing original about these mild renditions of the sub-genre. True WIP fans will find them weak.
The extras are pretty cool and add a lot of substance to this set. I cannot give anything less than 3.5 stars as YOU GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR.
As a point of entry, these flicks are OK for newbie to the genre. A No-shock introductory level triple-header. I am not a fan of the WIP style, so the "B-Movie bum" that I am, found the movies repetitive, pointless.......... and entertaining