Review: ‘Chained Heat’

Chain; Editor Heat is a silly, almost campy follow-up to producer Billy Fine's women's prison hit, The Concrete Jungle, that manages to pack in enough sex tease and violent action to satisfy undiscriminating action fans.

Chain; Editor Heat is a silly, almost campy follow-up to producer Billy Fine’s women’s prison hit, The Concrete Jungle, that manages to pack in enough sex tease and violent action to satisfy undiscriminating action fans.

Linda Blair toplines as Carol, an innocent young girl serving an 18-month stretch in a California prison run by Warden Backman (John Vernon) and Captain Taylor (Stella Stevens), as corrupt a pair as the scripters can imagine. Real power in stir is shared by statuesque Ericka (Sybil Danning) and Duchess (Tamara Dobson), lording it over the white and black prison populations, respectively.

German director Paul Nicolas displays little feel for the prison genre, emphasizing archaic sex-for-voyeurs scenes.

Chained Heat

US - W. Germany

Production

Heat/TAT/Intercontinental. Director Paul Nicolas; Producer Billy Fine; Screenplay Vincent Mongol, Paul Nicolas; Camera Mac Ahlberg; Editor Nino Di Marco; Music Joseph Conlan;; Art Director Bob Ziembicki

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1983. Running time: 95 MIN.

With

Linda Blair John Vernon Sybil Danning Tamara Dobson Stella Stevens Henry Silva
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