None of the films comprising the 'Women in Prison Triple Feature' are remotely interesting. Each follows an insultingly silly format: innocent(ish) babe gets locked away in the jungle; falls for guard/governor/doctor/Sandinista-style revolutionary/bloke off Hill St. Blues; much unfeasible degradation; mass shoot-up; then finally 'escape' - culminating in the totally blasé' decimation of the entire cast.
Films like these have no business being boring, but never-ending shower scenes and poorly staged battle sequences, do not a gripping viewing experience make. Dripping wet women's breasts are a wondrous Heavenly creation, but even my almost psychotically obsessive propensity was at its limits, after the umpteenth pair wobbled and splashed across the screen..
Collectively, the picture quality is shocking; the colours have all bled into each other giving everything a glaring orange glow.
Worse, I couldn't tell if the films were panned and scanned from some kind of Scope or not: the titles fitted the 4:3 pretty good without letterboxing or obvious squeezing, and yet conversations are regularly to be seen between two noses, and that - mixed with the horror orange - makes the numerous, tepid sex-scenes visually impenetrable.
This may be just down to terrible film-making and perhaps not any technical butchery.
Either way, it's pathetic.
The music is similarly frightful; vibrating your eardrums with buzz even when you've got your volume turned right down, and interspersed with the type of screeched euro-ballad that'll have you dashing for the bathroom to indulge in involuntary, but deliriously satisfying vomiting.
The sexploitation factor? Grim, artless and tawdry. Nothing anywhere near the vicious fun levels of 'Women of Cell Block 9,' 'Violence in a Women's Prison' or even 'Bamboo House of Dolls' - films made with same sleazy mind-set as 'WIPTF' but - at the very least - brimming with the essential WIP factor: the encouragement of the basic human desire to watch terrible things happening to other people - a quality this collection flagrantly lacks.
'The Hot Box' isn't a WIP anyway - do we look gullible as well as stupid?
I've given Shock-o-Rama another star for a set of insane trailers including 'Five Bloody Graves,' 'Creature From the Hillbilly Lagoon' and 'Necroville,' but it's strictly a gesture.
The B.B.F.C. have snipped bits from this for the UK release - but Heaven only knows from where.
260-odd minutes of your precious life.. think seriously about it.