Black Mama, White Mama

Black Mama, White Mama

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Director: Eddie Romero

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

     
 

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Eddie Romero's blaxploitation film Black Mama, White Mama comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include theSee more details below

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Eddie Romero's blaxploitation film Black Mama, White Mama comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a solid, though unspectacular release from MGM/UA that will appeal primarily to Pam Grier fans and genre enthusiasts.

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This gender-switched variation on The Defiant Ones delivers the exploitation movie goods but sadly fails to take advantage of the more interesting thematic angles of its premise. H.R. Christian's script benefits from a solid plotline and tight pacing but lacks the kind of colorful characterizations necessary to breathe life into its action-movie story, instead settling for a series of types (ruthless crime lord, tough hooker, single-minded freedom fighter, etc.) that are all too familiar. More importantly, it fails to build a bond between its two heroines that would add the kind of emotional weight and character growth necessary to this tale truly compelling. As a result, Black Mama, White Mama is forced to rely on action and cheap thrills to carry it through. It works from this standpoint because director Eddie Romero keeps the film moving at a steady clip and creates plenty of crisply-edited setpieces that maintain a steady level of excitement. Black Mama White Mama further benefits from performances that are above-average for this sort of film: Vic Diaz brings the right amount of sleaziness to his villainous character, Sid Haig adds some amusingly eccentric wit as a cowboy-styled henchman and Pam Grier's tough sexiness hints at the persona she would later realize in films like Coffy and Foxy Brown. In the end, Black Mama, White Mama lacks the inspired touches that might win over non-exploitation fans but is solid enough to appeal to blaxploitation enthusiasts (especially those who like Pam Grier).

Product Details

Release Date:
01/09/2001
UPC:
0027616857828
Original Release:
1973
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:26:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; English: mono; French: mono; French and Spanish subtitles

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

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

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Title/Credits/Intro [4:10]
2. Peeping Games [3:09]
3. Side Action [6:30]
4. The Oven [3:53]
5. Ambush [5:54]
6. Sisterly Love [5:00]
7. King Pimp [4:01]
8. Stuck Together [7:41]
9. Dead or Alive [5:46]
10. Narrow Escape [6:14]
11. Measuring Up [5:38]
12. Down by the River [7:58]
13. Shoot Out [6:10]
14. Free At Last [7:55]
15. Seaside Skirmish [5:21]
16. End Credits [:53]

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