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‘Black Mama, White Mama’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Sid Haig, Lynn Borden, Zaldy Zshornack, Laurie Burton, Eddie Garcia, Alona Alegre, Dindo Fernando | Written by H.R. Christian | Directed by Eddie Romero

It’s obvious with a title like Black Mama, White Mama you know the type of film you are going to be getting…. A prison women exploitation flick, its known for Pam Grier, Margaret Markov and Sid Haig and fits into the “Grindhouse” style quite well. Arrow Video have brought the film to Blu-ray in the UK and as usual provides plenty of special features; but is it worth your time?

When Lee (Grier), a tough prostitute and Karen (Markov) a revolutionary are sent to a tough women’s prison they immediately clash with a hatred of each other. When they are packed off to a maximum security prison they are chained together, but soon find themselves on the run during an ambush of their transport.
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Win Black Mama, White Mama on Blu-ray

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To mark the release of Black Mama, White Mama on 4th April, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray. Lee (Pam Grier), a tough prostitute and Karen (Margaret Markov), a revolutionary, are admitted to a tough women’s prison where almost immediately (after some playful showering that prefigures Porky’s) they clash. Packed off

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Exclusive: Pam Grier Gets Ambushed In Clip From Blu-ray Release Of Grindhouse Cult Fave 'Black Mama, White Mama'

You may not have seen "Black Mama, White Mama," but it's likely you've heard it. Quentin Tarantino used "Police Check Point" from the score by Harry Betts in "Kill Bill," but if you want to see the movie that first sparked the director's interest, it's now hitting Blu-ray and we've got an exclusive clip from the release. Starring Pam Grier, and with a story credit belonging to Jonathan Demme, this grindhouse take on "The Defiant Ones" follows Lee (Grier), a tough prostitute and Karen (Margaret Markov), a revolutionary, inmates at a tough women's prison where they almost immediately clash. Packed off to a maximum security facility, their transport is ambushed by Karen's guerrilla friends and the two escape into the Filipino jungle. Chained together and with differing escape plans, their clash intensifies as Lee wants to retrieve a stash of stolen cash to get her off the island and Karen
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Filipino Filmmaker Romero Best Known for Horror and Action Exploitation Classics Has Died

Eddie Romero dies: Filipino filmmaker best known for his exploitation horror and action movies Eddie Romero, one of most best-known Filipino filmmakers, died of prostate cancer on Tuesday, May 28. Romero was 88. Named a National Artist of the Philippines in 2003, Romero (born on July 7, 1924, in Dumaguete City) began his film career in the late ’40s, when The Philippines were still recovering from the devastation of World War II. His international reputation rests chiefly on his low-budget horror and action movies; usually Filipino / American co-productions made in collaboration with actor-producer John Ashley. Among those are the the horror sci-fier Brides of Blood (1968), featuring veteran Kent Taylor, Beverly Powers, tropical-island natives, and radioactively mutated human-eating plants; Beast of Blood (1971), featuring John Ashley and a headless monster; The Twilight People (1972), which has no connection to either Stephenie Meyer or the Cullen Clan — in the film, reminiscent of Erle C. Kenton’s Island of Lost Souls
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Pam Grier: Blaxploitation’s Queen Supreme

Never Fear, Pam Grier Is Here! Pam Grier started her career in a number of women-in-prison films which lead to a fruitful stint of starring roles in Blaxploitation cinema. Grier created an intelligent, sensual, and tough on-screen persona with her starring roles, the likes to which few actresses are comparable. She has since gone from Blaxploitation to a forty-year career spanning film and television. She has worked with such great filmmakers as John Carpenter, Tim Burton, Jack Hill, and Quentin Tarantino – whose own film Jackie Brown is a love letter to both Grier and Blaxploitation cinema. Here is a look at the top five films of Grier’s early seventies work:

# 5 Black Mama, White Mama 1973

Written by H.R. Christian, Joe Viola, and Jonathan Demme

Directed by Eddie Romero

“A terrorist and a hooker…you two should have a lot to talk about.”

This is a women-in-prison film (Wip) aimed at a racially diverse audience.
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Lethal Ladies 2 Collection: The Arena, Fly Me and Cover Girl Models

Director: Steve Carver; Cirio H. Santiago

Screenplay: John William Corrington and Joyce Hooper Corrington; Miller Drake; Howard R. Cohen

Starring: Pam Greir, Margaret Markov, Pat Anderson, Lenore Kasdorf, Lyllah Torena, Ken Metcalfe, Vic Diaz, Lindsay Bloom and Tara Strohmeier; with appearances by Dick Miller and Mary Woronov

To misquote Jack Nicholson, Roger Corman released so many movies, it's no surprise some real stinkers got into theaters. And the recent Shout! Factory Roger Corman Cult Classics release, Lethal Ladies 2 Collection, is intent on proving that statement. The two-dvd set includes a single-disc presentation of The Arena, and a second disc with the double feature of Fly Me and Cover Girl Models.

The best film in the collection, 1974's The Arena (aka Naked Warriors), is little more than a retelling of Spartacus with women as gladiators. Corman decided it was the perfect vehicle for Pam Grier and Margaret Markov, following their successful
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DVD Contest: Win Roger Corman’s Lethal Ladies Collection 2

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Shout! Factory will be releasing Roger Corman’s Lethal Ladies Collection 2 next week, and we have multiple DVD copies to give away and multiple ways to win. For your best chance to win, you’ll need to follow us on Twitter and re-tweet select posts:

1. Make sure that you are following @dailydeadnews on Twitter.

2. To enter the contest, simply re-Tweet this contest post:!/DailyDeadNews/status/160809182298247168

3. Be on the lookout for additional chances to re-Tweet and win throughout the weekend.

You can also win by submitting an email entry. Simply email us at with the following information:

- Subject Line: “Lethal Ladies Contest”

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Winners will be notified on January 24rd over Twitter direct message or email, depending on the entry type.

DVD Information:

Lethal Ladies Collection, Vol. 2 - Own This 2-dvd Set On January 24, 2012 From Shout! Factory


[The Arena] Kidnapped by Roman soldiers,
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The Many Lives of Mark Damon: Part II

Before you bury your talons in this week's Blood Spattered Blog, be sure to read the first installment of my interview with cinema legend Mark Damon

For those of you who were left hanging on a cliff anticipating my Italian terror tinged follow-up, here it is.

The Many Lives of Mark Damon, Part Two:

In The Devils Wedding Night, you worked with an Italian actress who pretty much helped define femininity for me as a kid…I'm talking about Rosalba Neri, or as she's known in anglicized prints, Sarah Bay. Tell me about her…

Ah yes, Rosalba. When I did my first picture with her - I think it was Johnny Yuma - I'd flirt with her like mad and laugh so much and we really became great, great friends. She was a bit like Barbara (Steele) really, she had that same vivacious energy. I put her in The Devils
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Eye Candy of the Week: Timor Bekmambetov

  • Thanks to a soon to be well-known director from Kazakhstan, Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
[/link] will once again be slyly fighting off the bad guys on the big screen with guns blazin'.  But helmer Timour Bekmambetov's Wanted, which releases in theaters today, isn't simply just a "shoot-em-up" pic; it "pretty much slams you to the back of your chair from the outset and scarcely lets up for the duration" (Variety).  The feature is based off of the cult comics of Mark Miller and J.G. Jones, complete with bullets that curve through the air and some pretty fancy, high-tech guns.  Starring alongside Ms. Jolie are James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman.  McAvoy plays the slacker-turned-secret assassin with the help of Jolie and Freeman.  Wanted will surely provide Bekmambetov a solid seat in Hollywood, but this helmer has already established himself as one of the hottest directors in world cinema, making audiences watch in awe for the past four years.
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