(301) PRISON FOR WOMEN (1986) Emilio Vieyra exploitation rarity
original Argentinean title CORRECCIONAL DE MUJERES [Prison
aka PENITENTIARY FOR WOMEN and WOMEN'S
director: Emilio Vieyra
starring: Julio De Grazia · Edda Bustamante · Erika Wallner
· Tony Vilas · Ruben Stella · Thelma Stefani
Regueira is wrongly accused of murdering her boyfriend. He was actually
killed by gangsters with influential political ties. Laura soon finds
herself locked away in prison where she must quickly learn the perverse
pecking order. But she has the chance to prove her innocence when police
detective Francisco [in an attempt to stop the internal corruption and
bring the gang to justice] arranges for her to 'escape' and help him.
They hope to organize a sting operation to expose the gangsters' use of
female prisoners as prostitutes and put an end to their drug trafficking.
an extraordinary Crime Noir thriller from from Argentinean cult director
Emilio Vieyra (best known for CURIOUS
DR HUMPP [original title LA
VENGANZA DEL SEXO] as well as WITNESS
FOR A CRIME, FEAST
OF FLESH and BLOOD
OF THE VIRGINS, NAKED
BEAST). Mr Vievra - arguably ahead of his time - was a constant
target of government censorship for making films that mixed nudity with
violence. In the mid '70s, he decided to quit butting heads with the authorities
and embark on a more mainstream approach to entertainment. After a decade
of movies like Así Es Buenos Aires [This is Buenos
Aires] and television actioners, i.e.Narcotráfico,
Juego Mortal [Drug Trafficking, Deadly Game], he went back
to his roots for this exceptional Women-in-Prison slice of exploitation.
Mr Vieyra died at age 85 in 2010.
Argentinean film in Spanish with optional ON/OFF English subtitles, fully
uncut 85 min,
widescreen, encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine
Extras include selected Emilio Vieyra theatrical trailers.
Intended for Adult Audiences