It's the year 3000 AD. The world's most dangerous women are banished to a remote asteroid 45 million light years from earth. Kira Murphy doesn't belong; wrongfully accused of a crime she did not commit, she's thrown in this interplanetary prison and left to her own defenses. But Kira's a fighter, and soon she finds herself in the middle of a female gang war; where everyone wants a piece of the action... and a piece of her! "Caged Heat 3000" takes the Women-in-Prison genre to a whole new level... and a whole new galaxy!
So that basically explains it. This is like the 1974 original on a whole other plane (yeah yeah, galaxy, OK)... with a bit more of everything but not such a big a difference in plot or artistry, and slightly worse acting. When people speak of films like this in regard to 'artistic sensibility' I really don't get what they're going on about, this is like creative softcore porn with a lot of violence. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but if the goal really is to be artistic, there are better ways to get there.
Compared to the 1974 movie (the only real prison exploitation film I've seen so far, prior to this) there is a lot more focus on fights, especially between prisoners (part of the also very increased factors of exploitation). There is electric therapy, death, rebellion, conclusion... and hey, isn't that the actor from American Shaolin? :O Biggest surprise of the movie!
It's a pretty silly movie despite the violence, at times unnecessarily brutal and plotless, but still a pleasure to watch. I'm also thinking this might be an inspiration behind the hentai title Kangoku Senkan, which takes the aspect of exploitation to a whole other level. There, there is no prison, but apart from this minor detail there are plenty of similarities... the characters even wear similar suits. Anyway, I'll give this a...
rated 2/5: decent