Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Bad Girls Dormitory|
Actor: Carey Zuris
Director: Tim Kincaid
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
When anti-social teens girls are busted for petty crimes, they're sent to the Bad Girls' Dormitory, a seedy correctional institute in New York City. Behind locked doors, all the girls claim innocence, but no one's buying i... more »
Raphael Collin | Jersey City | 12/30/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Shockingly little skin for a mid-80s WIP. Aside from one hanging, shockingly little violence. Lots of dark (i.e. what am I looking at?) scenes show they couldn't pay for a electrician on the set."
Incredibly weak women-in-prison film with no eroticism whats
Pen Name | United States | 02/15/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I honestly don't understand how anybody would make a women-in-prison film this uninteresting. It's obvious that the director and/or producer had no idea regarding the whole genre of captive women thrown together. There's two routes they could have gone, but they did neither:
1) The serious look at women behind bars. Unattractive women who are bored and occasionally fight or do drugs. Interesting only in a docu-drama sort of way, exposing our societal ills, blah, blah, blah...
2) The campy, tough-lezzies-preying-on-pretty-new-inmates approach. Pretty girls being used and abused by the bitchy female warden, her mean dykey female guards, and/or the tough lezzie inmates who possess a taste for pretty, young, female flesh. Always a popular WIP approach.
But "Bad Girls Dormitory" decided to go for an un-erotic, campy, let's-include-guys, no-girl-girl-action, yawn-fest-approach that included none of the above and earns this film a solid one-star. What a complete waste of an otherwise good female cast!"
W.I.P in N.Y
lecudedag | NSW Australia | 08/05/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A WIP (Women in Prison) film set in New York in the mid-1980s, this film features all the 'big hair' of that era. This film is no different from as a dozen other WIP movies, such as "Red Heat " (with Linda Blair), only the location is different. The plots are all the same; a few backstories to show the brutal lives various women suffered before turning up in an even more brutal institution. Lots of sex with sadistic prison guards, and an eventual rescue.
This film features some of the same cast, and even the same locations as another film made by the same director Tim Kincaid, in the same year; Breeders... this gives you an idea of the budget - and it looks like a budget movie"
Unique, actually gets better every time you see it
Peter Bradford | 07/29/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The first time I watched BAD GIRLS DORMITORY (upon its original release in an actual movie theater no less) I thought it was poorly made, poorly lit, and badly edited. The film was "discovered" by a cable TV series called USA UP ALL NIGHT, and the film became a late-night hit. I have watched it several times since then, and it actually does get better on subsequent viewings. Shot on 35mm in the mid-1980s for the exploitation market (there actually was a market for this), it was a NYC independent production with a very low budget. Three nice girls are set up (by men, of course) and land in a correctional facility. We know this because: a) the sign says so, and b) the building has barbed wire outside of it! The film seems to stop every ten minutes or so for an "action" sequence, which appear to be dropped into the film because someone told the filmmakers the genre needed them. No one told him they did not have to look so staged. The sleaze factor is evident from the beginning. A doctor puts on a plastic glove to form a cavity search (no, not a latex glove - that would have cost too much. It's the type of plastic glove food handlers are supposed to use), and when the girls bend over, he takes the glove off with a smile. What stands out upon repeated viewings is how good (among an oasis of bad) some of the performances are. Dan Barclay as Dr. DeMarco and Rebecca Rothbaum as Nurse Stevens stand out. Barclay is subtle (unusual for this genre), well spoken and realistic. It's astonishing this his is only credit listed on IMDB. With his handsome looks and good manner, he should have done much more work. Rothbaum is also someone who gives a good performance, and ditto when you look her up on IMDB. Rick Gianasi, the matinee idol lead, at least went on to do more work. Oh, and just try to get the song HOSE ME DOWN out of your head after you hear it."