Here are all the details on a disc that could be one of the top cult DVD releas­es of the year.  It pairs two of New World Pictures’ finest out­ings, Jackson County Jail and Caged Heat.  These crit­i­cal­ly acclaimed favorites will be treat­ed to new anamor­phic trans­fers and each will fea­ture com­men­tary from the film­mak­ers.  It’s also worth not­ing that Erica Gavin will be mak­ing an appear­ance on the Caged Heat com­men­tary, some­thing that will no doubt please her fans.  Read on for all the wom­en-in-per­il details…

ROGER CORMAN’S CULT CLASSICS:

JACKSON COUNTY JAIL / CAGED HEAT!

DOUBLE-FEATURE COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD


PRESENTED IN ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN FOR THE FIRST TIME

IN STORES NATIONWIDE MARCH 22, 2011 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

JACKSON COUNTY JAIL 

Advertising exec­u­tive Dinah Hunter (Yvette Mimieux – The Time Machine) leaves a promis­ing career in Los Angeles to start a new life in New York City . She heads east on a long cross-coun­try dri­ve that becomes a night­mare after she picks up some hitch­hik­ers and finds her­self beat­en up and strand­ed in a small town, then is thrown in the jail­house on vagrancy charges. Dinah finds her­self at the mer­cy of some bad cops, but she finds a way to escape with anoth­er pris­on­er, Coley Blake (Tommy Lee JonesRolling Thunder). Now the two embark on a wild car chase with the police …  Also star­ring Robert Carradine, Howard Hesseman and Mary Woronov (Death Race 2000).

Special Features:

JACKSON COUNTY JAIL

  • New anamor­phic widescreen trans­fer (1.78:1)
  • Audio com­men­tary with direc­tor Michael Miller, pro­duc­er Jeff Begun and direc­tor Of pho­tog­ra­phy Bruce Logan
  • Leonard Maltin inter­views Roger Corman
  • Theatrical trail­er
  • New World trail­ers

NEW WORLD PICTURES PRESENTS

Yvette Mimieux and Tommy Lee Jones in “ JACKSON COUNTY JAIL ”

Cast: Yvette Mimieux, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Carradine, Frederic Cook, Severn Darden, Howard Hesseman

Music by Loren Newkirk; edit­ed by Caroline Ferriol; direc­tor of pho­tog­ra­phy Bruce Logan

Executive pro­duc­er Roger Corman; writ­ten by Donald Stewart, pro­duced by Jeff Begun;

Directed by Michael Miller

CAGED HEAT!

Thrown into the penal hell of Connorville, pet­ty crim­i­nal Jacqueline (Erica Gavin) must fight again­st the ruth­less inmates, a cru­el war­den (Barbara Steele) and her depraved staff. Eventually she forms an uneasy friend­ship with two hard­ened inmates. When the­se three unite, they find them­selves on a sexy and vio­lent adven­ture seek­ing escape, mon­ey and revenge. Also star­ring Roberta Collins (Death Race 2000) and Rainbeaux Smith (Massacre At Central High). Written and direct­ed by Jonathan Demme (Silence Of The Lambs).

Special Features:

CAGED HEAT

  • New anamor­phic widescreen trans­fer (1.78:1)
  • Audio com­men­tary with writer/director Jonathan Demme, direc­tor of pho­tog­ra­phy Tak Fujimoto and actress Erica Gavin
  • Leonard Maltin inter­views Roger Corman
  • Poster and stills gallery
  • Theatrical trail­er
  • New World trail­ers

NEW WORLD PICTURES presents CAGED HEAT

Cast: Juanita Brown, Roberta Collins, Erica Gavin, Ella Reid, Rainbeaux Smith and Barbara Steele as McQUEEN

Director of Photography Tak Fujimoto

Edited by Johanna Demetrakas, Carolyn Hicks, Michal Goldman

Art Director, Eric Thiermann

Music by John Cale

Executive Producer, S.W. Gelfman ; pro­duced by Evelyn Purcell;

Written and direct­ed by Jonathan Demme

SPECIAL FEATURES ARE NOT RATED

1976/1974/Color/JACKSON COUNTY JAIL – 84 min./CAGED HEAT – 79 min.

Shout! Factory will con­tin­ue to present Roger Corman’s Cult Classics home enter­tain­ment releas­es in 2011. Upcoming high­lights include Action-Packed Collection, The Ron Howard Action Pack, The Women in Cages Collection, Battle Beyond the StarsBlack Oak Conspiracy, Savage!, and many oth­ers.

Jackson County Jail / Caged Heat [Double Feature]

Jackson County Jail / Caged Heat [Double Feature]

Jackson County Jail: A young wom­an trav­el­ing cross coun­try finds her­self strand­ed in a remote town after two psy­chotic hitch­hik­ers steal her car. She seeks refuge in a local bar and is thrown overnight in jail where things only get worse. Caged Heat: Traditional sex-and-vio­lence for­mu­la of babes behind bars, gra­tu­itous nudi­ty and a cor­rupt pris­on sys­tem trans­formed into rebel burst of girl pow­er! Director Jonathan Demme’s first film.