Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Cult Camp Classics 2 - Women in Peril |
The Big Cube / Caged / Trog
Actors: Joan Crawford, Agnes Moorehead
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
No Description Available. Genre: Cult Rating: NR Release Date: 26-JUN-2007 Media Type: DVD
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CAGED is the best women's prison film - ever!
John Malanga | Pacifica, CA United States | 03/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"TROG with Joan Crawford and THE BIG CUBE with Lana Tuner are truly camp classics, but CAGED is a serious and absorbing drama starring Oscar-nominated Eleanor Parker in the lead role. She delivers a complex and memorable performance as a young, pregnant prison inmate. Her Oscar competition in 1950 was staggering: Gloria Swanson for Sunset Boulevard, Bette Davis and Anne Baxter for All About Eve and the winner, Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday. Agnes Moorehead does an excellent job as a sympathetic but ineffectual prison warden, but the performance you will never forget goes to Oscar-nominated Hope Emerson, who dominates every one of her scenes as the cruel and sadistic prison matron. Lee Patrick appears as the a wealthy and influential prison inmate lusting for the Eleanor Parker character. Betty Garde, Jan Sterling, Gertrude Michael, Ellen Corby, Olive Deering and Jane Darwell are excellent in supporting roles. This is a memorable film which was shocking in it's time and still delivers a strong punch for today's audiences. I am not sure CAGED belongs in the camp category, but I am happy to have it on DVD anyway I can get it. I give CAGED 5 stars on it's own, but the other two films in this collection bring my rating down to four stars, although they rate higher with fans of cult camp flicks.
Crawford fans rejoice; it's finally coming!
D. James | Melbourne, Australia | 03/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Have been waiting about fifteen years now to see Joan Crawford's final film, 'Trog' and the wait is over at last. A description of the plot along with the other two included:
The Big Cube (1969):
Adriana Roman (Lana Turner), is a former actress who marries a wealthy tycoon Charles Winthrop, who dies in a boat accident off the Mexican coast. Winthrop's daughter, Lisa, whom despises Adriana, plot to drive her insane with drugs so she and her drug-addict boyfriend, Johnny, can marry and inherit all the money for themselves. When a Broadway playwright, named Frederick Lansdale, and a close friend of Adriana suspects something, he tries to rescue Adriana from the mental hospital where she gets committed and redeem Lisa before Johnny can double cross her.
Frightened 19-year-old Marie Allen (Eleanor Parker) gets sent to an Illinois penitentiary for being an accomplice in an armed robbery. A sympathetic prison head (Agnes Moorehead) tries to help, but her efforts are subverted by cruel matron Evelyn Harper (Hope Emerson). Marie's harsh experiences turn her from doe-eyed innocent to hard-nosed con.
In England, some students are mysteriously murdered. A search team is sent out to kill the creature suspected of killing the students. The creature is captured and brought to anthropologist, Br. Brockton (Miss Joan Crawford). Dr. Brockton realizes the creature is the "TROG" the missing link between man and ape. She decides to study it and educate it. Just as she was making progress, "TROG" escapes and abducts a little girl. Brockton and colleagues franticly search for Trog hoping to find it before the police do...
What a bonus that these titles will be released on the superior WHV label and at a bargain price."
Crawford, Turner & Parker light up the screen in B-movie mar
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 06/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Warners has dug into the archives to produce this fabulous box-set containing three B-movie treasures. Starring three of the most talented women to ever grace the screen, fans of classic movies are bound to get a kick out of this.
TROG (released in 1970) has gained quite the cult following over the years, mainly because it features Joan Crawford--mommie dearest herself--in what turned out to be her final movie role. Crawford plays anthropologist Dr. Brockton, who stumbles across the missing link, a hulking ape-man creature, who goes on a killing spree. Crawford's deadly serious performance as the overwhelmed Brockton is the icing on the cake for this journey into Schlock City. There's also some fine work from serial upstager Michael Gough.
THE BIG CUBE (released in 1969) is similarly-notable for featuring Lana Turner, former M-G-M "Sweater Girl". Turner must have needed the money badly, because this strange journey into psychedelia is a heaping pile of doggy-do. She plays Adriana Roman, a retiring actress (go figure), whose conniving stepdaughter (Karin Mossberg) tries to have committed after drugging her with LSD. George Chakiris ("West Side Story"), Dan O'Herlihy (Turner's love interest in "Imitation of Life") and Richard Egan co-star, all happy to slum it in Z-grade territory.
CAGED (released in 1950) was actually a prestige production from Warner Brothers. Along the same themes as "I Want to Live!", the story concerns a young woman, Marie Allen (Eleanor Parker) who is thrown into the big dollhouse and straight into the sadistic claws of Matron Harper (Hope Emerson). Eleanor Parker (in her greatest role aside from "Detective Story") delivers an Oscar-nominated performance. Agnes Moorehead and Betty Garde are memorable here too.
With this box-set, THE BIG CUBE and CAGED are receiving their home video debuts. While I completely understand the reasons why Warners was reluctant to unleash BIG CUBE onto an unsuspecting world; CAGED deserves to be rediscovered. As for TROG, well...any film with Crawford can't be all bad.
These DVDs are also available individually, but the box-set will ultimately be the cheaper option to grab all three movies in one hit."
Oh No She Didn't!
D. Hinson | atlanta, ga usa | 06/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Buy it for Trog!
I can hardly believe this movie had escaped me for all my cult movie loving years--until now! Well, I can die happy!
La Crawford acts her brains out in every ridiculous scene in Trog. She manages to utilize the many devices at her disposal (as usual) to conjure up a character who is smarter and more in control than anyone else in the room. It must have been written into her contracts that she have access to the latest technological gadgets and gizmos--she once again makes the most of said devices here. And of course, she did a stint of hand modeling to prove how ageless her character was--painted nails and all.
With a treasure trove of ridiculous moments that rival her gunslinging, piano playing, lesbian stalker fleeing scenes in Johnny Guitar, Crawford goes for the Best Actress in the Universe award in every scene. See Joan playing catch with the trogladyte, teaching him to play dolls, or scolding him into submission. You have to give her credit for looking past the Bad--and I do mean "Bad" with a capital B--Halloween mask, and seeing the sweet harmless creature within. She lets him roam the property at her institute freely, and even encourages her daughter to see no harm in his unchained presence--even though he's already killed one spelunker by beating him to death with his fists while a fellow cave digger witnesses the heinous crime. Perhaps Trog wasn't as harmless as Joan thought--he might have been, at least in my estimation, possibly the best recommendation she could have to finally meet her maker--bad karma and all! Nothing could be scarier than being in this!"