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.