Black Mama, White Mama

Black Mama, White Mama

Lotis Key
Director: Eddie Romero Cast: Lotis Key
Lotis Key
, Bruno Punzalan
Bruno Punzalan
, Zaldy Zshomack
Zaldy Zshomack
Eddie Romero

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Two female prisoners, one black and one white attempt to escape a women's reformatory in this violent exploitation film that is a cheap knock- off of The Defiant Ones. The black woman is in for prostitution while her blonde counterpart was involved with a radical group. They escape after lesbian guards make passes at them. Though chained together, the two manage to make their way through the Filipino jungle to a camp filled with revolutionaries and drug smugglers. There more action ensues as the crooks engage in a climactic battle with a crooked cop.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2016
UPC: 0760137827498
Original Release: 1973
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: 1AB
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 28,519

Special Features

Audio commentary with filmmaker Andrew Leavold, director of The Search for Weng Weng White Mama Unchained: an interview with star Margaret Markov Sid Haig's Filipino Adventure: an interview with star Sid Haig The Mad Director of Blood Island: a previously unseen archive interview with director Eddie Romero Trailer Gallery featuring promotional images

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lotis Key Jeanette
Bruno Punzalan Truck Driver
Zaldy Zshomack Emesto
Alona Alegre Juana
Alfonso Carvajal Galindo
Jess Ramos Alfredo
Vic Diaz Vic
Dindo Fernando Rocco
Wendy Green Ronda
Ricardo Herrero Luis
Pam Grier Lee Daniels
Sid Haig Ruben
Lynn Borden Densmore
Laurie Burton Logan
Eddie Garcia Capt. Cruz
Margaret Markov Karen Brent
Harry Betts Conductor

Technical Credits
Eddie Romero Director,Producer
John Ashley Producer
Harry Betts Score Composer
H.R. Christian Screenwriter
Jonathan Demme Original Story,Screenwriter
Roberta Formoso Art Director
Asagni V. Pastor Editor
Justo Paulino Cinematographer
Albert T. Viola Screenwriter
Joe Viola Original Story

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Black Mama, White Mama
1. Chapter 1 [:05]
2. Chapter 2 [7:29]
3. Chapter 3 [6:30]
4. Chapter 4 [9:47]
5. Chapter 5 [5:00]
6. Chapter 6 [7:19]
7. Chapter 7 [7:07]
8. Chapter 8 [7:31]
9. Chapter 9 [7:23]
10. Chapter 10 [6:52]
11. Chapter 11 [8:17]
12. Chapter 12 [5:32]
13. Chapter 13 [7:33]

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Black Mama, White Mama 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't understand anyone who says that this is one of the worst exploitation films they have ever seen. Just the title alone gives this cult status and all the ingredients are here for it being an extremely fun film to watch. Yeah I’ll admit that women's Prison flicks are terrible. They are all about getting girls naked. BAD action sequences & Horrible acting always plague these movies. They're usually made for teenagers who watch late night SKINemax. Black Mama White Mama on the other hand is fun. It doesn't take it self seriously. It even has drama that is topped off with a dramatic ending. Cult figure Pam Grier gets her first starring role in this WIP ("Women in Prison"). She plays a convicted hooker who escapes from prison, chained together to another prisoner (a white woman convicted of sedition). The film starts off as any typical 1970s sexploitation movie, but it changes gears quickly, becoming a female variation of Kramer's The Defiant Ones (1958). It is a welcome twist to the old formula. Grier is allowed to play a more feminine, gentler role here, and she does a great job with her character. Margaret Markov is effective as Grier's unlikely partner in crime. Fans of Zombie's House of 1,000 Corpses (2003) and The Devil's Rejects (2005) will recognize cult character actor Sid Haig he is a hoot as Ruben The Cowboy. Plenty of violence and sex are combined with a silly subplot about a group of revolutionaries. I thought director Romero did a good job in sustaining the initial momentum, and I liked how the potentially sappy finale remained tough and cruel to the very last second. Morally dubious, but entertaining, and a great showcase for the incomparable Pam Grier. Co-written by Jonathan Demme. This would probably get an NC-17 if released today. There's also plenty of loud, violent gun fights with lots of blood. One thing is for sure, you have never seen a film like this before and you probably never will again. "Black Mama, White Mama" is certainly not a masterpiece but it is worth a look.