Written by: Michael Den Boer on June 2nd, 2006
Theatrical Release Date: Brazil, 1980
Director: Oswaldo De Oliveira
Cast: Maria Stella Splendore, Marta Anderson, Danielle Ferrite, Neide Ribeiro, Sonia Regina, Marliane Gomes, Nadia Destro, Márcia Fraga
DVD released: May 30th, 2006
Approximate running time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English
DVD Release: Blue Underground
Region Coding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $29.95
Synopsis: The warden with the help of the prisons nurse is finding healthy inmates who they are able to sell off on the black market. Sandra is the wardens top officer and she is getting worried about the wardens excessive abuse and deteriorating mental state. The inmates have grown restless and several of them have planned a prison break. The warden has become infatuated with one of the prisoners. The girls trying to escape use this relationship to their advantage. The warden agrees to let the prisoners celebrate mass during carnival and during the ceremony three girls escape from the prison.
This film has it all, cat fights, prison breaks, nude aerobics, lesbians, women showering together, castration and of course which is often in the nude. These are staples in the infamous women in prison genre and director Oswaldo De Oliveira who also wrote the films screenplay weaves a magical tale that is sure the please even the most die hard WIP fans.
Prison is dark lonely place where finding friendship or unforced love is nearly impossible. In this prison there are two kinds of inmates those who seek freedom and those who are sex maniacs. It is this latter group which predominantly populates the prison. There is an inept nurse who takes her job a little too seriously as she searches every crevice for contraband. The warden is a lesbian nympho who takes her pick of the prisons latest arrivals. The films hardcore scenes outside of some minor lesbian moments doesn’t happen tale late in the film. These sex scenes are mechanical and lack any eroticism. A lot T&A and sadism happens over the course of ninety four minutes.
Blue Underground presents Bare Behind Bars in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves the films original aspect ratio. This transfer has been sourced from pristine materials and it is the complete uncut version of the film. The image is sharp and remains stable through out. There are no problems with compression, artifacts and edge enhancement is minimal.
This release comes with one audio option an English dubbed audio language track which is presented here in a Dolby Digital mono. The mix offers a full sound range with crisp dialog. There are no problems with hiss, distortion or any other sound defects.
Extras consist of the films original trailer which is also in English like the film. Bare behind Bars is a filthy and mean spirited slice of exploitative trashy cinema that can now be fully appreciated via Blue Undergrounds’ impressive DVD release, recommend.