Jailhouse Wardress Blu Ray Review (MVD Classics)
Jailhouse Wardress (aKa Les gardiennes du pénitencier) is 1981 nazisploitation film directed by Jesus Franco (Night of the Eagles, Slave of Crime, Mansion of the Living Dead, Barbed Wire Dolls, The Sadist of Notre Dame, Angel of Death, Diamonds of Kilimandjaro, Sinfonía Erótica. Bloody Moon, Voodoo Passion, and Blue Rita) and Alain Deruelle (Cannibal Terror). Maria da Guerra (played by: Lina Romay from Female Vampire, Barbed Wire Dolls, Snakewoman, Blind Target, Faceless, Angel of Death, Revenge in the House of the Usher, and Lorna the Exorcist), who’s sentenced to life after killing her uncle (played by: director Jesus Franco from Two Undercover Angels, Oasis of the Zombies, Night of Open Sex, Night Has A Thousand Desires, Golden Temple Amazons, and Cries of Pleasure), who had attempted to assault her. While behind bars, Maria encounters a sadistic female warden (played by: Monica Swinn from Wicked Women, Love Camp, Golden Jail, Hitler’s Last Train, Shining Sex, and Barbed Wire Dolls) and hatches an escape plan involving the seduction of a male nurse. After the fall of the Third Reich, all Nazi SS officers escaped to Latin American countries. They started creating special laboratories to create a variety of beautiful women for satisfaction of their sexual desires!!!! First off, I want to thank MVD Classics for releasing this rarity on blu ray and upgrading it to HD. I would have never expected this one to get this type of release on home video. Every Jesus Franco completest needs this one in their collection. I will say that this is a very bizarre women in prison feature. It’s basically a re-edit of Barbed Wire Dolls. They shot brand new footage with director Alain Deruelle. Plus Eurocine mixed scenes from the movies Hitler’s Last Train and Captive Women 4 with exclusive dubbing to make it all fit as one complete film. Ironically, the dubbing completely changed Franco’s character went from being the dad into now being the uncle in this plot. So this makes it a very random experience with slightly different quality throughout the clips inserted into Barbed Wire Dolls. Jailhouse Wardress is batshit crazy with everything thrown together. Let’s be real, you are better off watching all three films that were used here separately rather than Jailhouse Wardress when it comes to best possible outcome. Don’t get me wrong, this wild mess is worth checking out, it has a little bit of everything in it when it comes to exploitation. Let’s discuss this high definition presentation from MVD Classics! This 1080p (1.42:1) transfer is definitely interesting. Like I said above, the quality changes depending on what movie clip is featured on the screen at the time but honestly most of it matches up. This is the best it’s ever looked on home video but don’t expect anything crazy but it works for this grindhouse entry. It has a few different audio options which includes English: LPCM 2.0 Mono and French: LPCM 2.0 Mono on the disc. It’s better than you would think considering it’s three different movies mixed together with additional dubbing. It also has English subtitles. The only extras here are a variety of “Trailers”. It’s available everywhere right now, CHECK IT OUT!!!!