• Roger Corman's Cult Classics: Jackson County Jail/ Caged Heat! From Shout! Factory In March



    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 Jones – Rolling 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 Stars, Black Oak Conspiracy, Savage!, and many others.

    Independent filmmaker-producer Roger Corman’s illustrious career ranks as one of Hollywood’s most amazing and legendary success stories. Having produced more than 350 films and directed 50 others, his influence on American film goes far beyond his own energetic, creative low-budget movies. He is arguably one of Hollywood’s most gifted and masterful filmmakers, and he chronicled his incredible true-life story in the best-selling, award-winning autobiography How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime, written with Jim Jerome in 1998. In 2009 he was the recipient of an honorary Academy Award® for his contribution to the medium of film.

    Noted for his keen ability to spot young talent, Corman’s most lasting legacy will undoubtedly be
    the legion of producers, directors, writers and actors he has fostered, among them: Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Ron Howard, Peter Fonda, Jonathan Demme, Robert Towne, Gale Anne Hurd, Diane Ladd, Tommy Lee Jones, Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Talia Shire, Charles Bronson, Joe Dante, Peter Bogdanovich, Dennis Hopper, Bill Paxton, Monte Hellman, Carl Franklin and Sally Kirkland.