“Restraint” Review of ON THE INSIDE
(I am not reviewing the movie or the plot as honestly I have not watched it. I only fast forwarded to the restraint parts, hehe).
They use the humane restraint wrist to waist system on almost every male prisoner. That is hot. They are also in the leg hobbles. (but you never see them struggle with them or be put in to them or taken out of them).
The coolest scene ever was when the guys, in their restraints, were walking. I have never seen this depicted before:
Take a look at my pictures of the ankle hobbles.
Please notice that the strap that connects the two ankle cuffs is HARD. It is made of three layers of leather (you can see the three layers on the bird’s eye view). This means that it does not bend. This means it is like walking with a stick of iron between your legs. It is not like chain that hangs and gives freely. That three layer hard stick of leather does not bend at all. It is three layers stitched and riveted together. THIS CAUSES THE GUYS TO WALK VERY FUNNY. They walk like they have something up their butt or something. It is really dehumanizing and comical and kinda really hot. The scene was short, but it showed like five different guys trying to walk with them.
The restraints seem to just be a part of every day life and they all seem to accept them (which is hot).
There is a guy in a straitjacket but you really only see the back of him and not much footage at all.
There is a close up of Nick Stahl with his hands in those humane restraints.
Some of the scenes are intense because the guys will argue with each other while in full restraint (so it is like they are small dogs acting like big dogs cause all they can do is bark and are fully restrained).
There was also a really cool corridor with like ten really huge mean looking doors with the slots. That was a dream come true! We saw in to the room one time with the big padded walls. But not much more action was given there. Sad.
I am torn about this movie. On one hand, you should jump to buy it because there are so few depictions of the really cool big chunky humane leather restraints like we see here. On the other hand, there is not enough restraint footage. The pictures are almost better of the restraints than seeing them in the movie. It is worth seeing if you can but not something you should go out and get special order or anything.
For a movie with high use of restraint in a mental hospital (with a good plot as well), I would instead recommend the movie WHERE TRUTH LIES of 1996 (NOT the 2005 movie).
There was a section of this movie in which a really hot guy’s voice on an overhead speaker announced their arrival to NORTH WOOD (which is the mental hospital). It was really cool cause it really was the standard bondage story lines “You will all be treated equally no matter if you are here because you were declared criminally insane, mentally ill, or just are needed for a graduate student project on your specific text book case condition” ….. “You will comply” etc. etc.
That was hot to hear.
I will keep it on my shelf but probably won’t get back to it much.
It was worth checking out though!
Metal would like to thank Mark for submitting this “restraint” review. For more from this contributor, check out his section in the Metalbond Prison Library by clicking HERE.