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Review: Black Mama, White Mama (Arrow Video)

Black Mama, White Mama
Black Momma, White Momma
3 stars

Starring: Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Margaret Markov

Directed: Eddie Romero

Release Date: March 22, 2016

Run Time: 87 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Audio: English Subtitles:

Distributor: Arrow Video

Synopsis

CHICKS IN CHAINS ON THE LAM FROM A PRISON HELL!

Before her iconic turn in Coffy, Pam Grier starred alongside Margaret Markov in a grindhouse spin on Stanley Kramer’s The Defiant Ones, fusing the Women in Prison film with the emerging Blaxploitation movement for a riotous romp of bullets, babes and blood!

Lee (Grier), a tough prostitute and Karen (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 to a maximum security prison, 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 wants to re-join her revolutionary group. Escape isn’t easy as they come up against a series of obstacles including a corrupt cop, a bounty hunter, a sadistic Drug Lord and guerrillas who threaten to turn everything upside down.

Chock full of girl fights, gun battles, nudity and humour, Black Mama White Mama, which was also known as Women in Chains and Hot, Hard and Mean, lives up to all its titles as well as featuring a brilliant Sid Haig (Spider Baby, House of 1000 Corpses) as a cowboy bounty hunter and Lynn Borden (Frogs, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry) as a lesbian guard from a script co-written by Jonathan Demme (Caged Heat) and a score sampled by Quentin Tarantino for Kill Bill. – Arrow Video

Audio/Video

Audio

Audio Language: English
Dubbed:
Subtitles: 

The sound Quality is good but a tad flat. Could use a small boast but overall its good.

Rating: 4 stars

 

Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality is good as its pretty sharp with great coloring as colors pop pretty good.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: January 19, 1973 (USA)
Disc release Date: March 22, 2016 (USA)
Extras
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 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 and the original press book
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
My Thoughts

 

Black Mama, White Mama is a female prison escape and free and or flee the Island sploitation film. The story is Not bad with Pam Grier teaming up with another female inmate who she hates to escape and run away to flee the Island while the white chick played by Margaret Markov wants to start a revolution to free the people on the Island.

The start of the film is all about the prison scenes and what we get is a ton of boobs and a sexual female guard who wants a piece of them all. Action wise the film is some hand to hand but we have mostly gun play which I think needs more action. Story wise it’s not bad and the and the acting isn’t that bad ether.

Overall the film was a good view not just because we had some nudity a few shower scenes were the girls are horsing around but overall it was a decent film with that female convict 701 feel at times. The film gets medium reviews I’ve seen some lower scores but for me this is worth the view

With that said I give this film a 3 out of 5 for nudity and violence but more action could have made the film better as half of the film was just the chicks running from the law. Arrow collectors, female prison films or Pam Grier fans I say pick it up give it a shot.

 

Rating – 5 Star System

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3 stars
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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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TV

Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

(1) Subwoofer

Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.

 

My Setup

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