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Electric Boogaloo, the wild untold story of Cannon Films

Director and documentarian Mark Hartley scores both a film history and comedy success with this ‘wild, untold’ account of the 1980s film studio that was both revered and despised by everyone who had contact with it. The ‘cast list’ of interviewees is encyclopedic, everybody has a strong opinion, and some of them don’t need four-letter words to describe their experience!

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

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Machete Maidens Unleashed!

Blu-ray

Umbrella Entertainment (Au, all-region

2014 / Color / 1:77 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date April 4, 2017 / Available from Umbrella Entertainment / 34.99

Starring: Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus, Al Ruban, Alain Jakubowicz, Albert Pyun, Alex Winter, Allen DeBevoise, Avi Lerner, Barbet Schroeder, Bo Derek, Boaz Davidson, Cassandra Peterson, Catherine Mary Stewart, Charles Matthau, Christopher C. Dewey, Christopher Pearce, Cynthia Hargrave, Dan Wolman, Daniel Loewenthal, David Del Valle, David Paulsen, David Sheehan, David Womark, Diane Franklin, Dolph Lundgren, Edward R. Pressman,
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Brown Sugar, a New Streaming Service Specializing in African American and Blaxploitation Cinema, Launches

Bounce TV has unveiled plans for Brown Sugar, a subscription-video-on-demand streaming service with a large collection of African-American movies. The service, which launched Thursday, features an extensive library of iconic black cinema, unedited and commercial free, such as “The Mack,” “Foxy Brown,” “Shaft,” “Dolemite” and much, much more.

Read More: Blu-ray Exclusive: Pam Grier’s Got Company In Clip From Blaxploitation Action Film ‘Sheba, Baby’

Brown Sugar curates its extensive library into a series of fun themes for the enjoyment of its consumers, such as “War in Harlem,” “Foxy Mamas,” “Jive Ass Turkeys” and “Good Cop, Bad Cop.” The films in question also feature many actors that were emblematic of the era, including Jim Brown, Richard Pyror, Billy Dee Williams, Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, and more.

Actors Fred “The Hammer” Williamson and Pam Grier, as well as rapper and producer Rick Ross, act as the official ambassadors of the service and tout its bona fides.
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Brown Sugar, a New Streaming Service Specializing in African American and Blaxploitation Cinema, Launches

  • Indiewire
Bounce TV has unveiled plans for Brown Sugar, a subscription-video-on-demand streaming service with a large collection of African-American movies. The service, which launched Thursday, features an extensive library of iconic black cinema, unedited and commercial free, such as “The Mack,” “Foxy Brown,” “Shaft,” “Dolemite” and much, much more.

Read More: Blu-ray Exclusive: Pam Grier’s Got Company In Clip From Blaxploitation Action Film ‘Sheba, Baby’

Brown Sugar curates its extensive library into a series of fun themes for the enjoyment of its consumers, such as “War in Harlem,” “Foxy Mamas,” “Jive Ass Turkeys” and “Good Cop, Bad Cop.” The films in question also feature many actors that were emblematic of the era, including Jim Brown, Richard Pyror, Billy Dee Williams, Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, and more.

Actors Fred “The Hammer” Williamson and Pam Grier, as well as rapper and producer Rick Ross, act as the official ambassadors of the service and tout its bona fides.
See full article at Indiewire »

From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen

  • PEOPLE.com
From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen
Orange Is the New Black returns June 17. The show has rightly earned praise for its nuanced, moving portrayals of female inmates of all stripes, and serves as a reminder of how far things have come in terms of images of incarcerated women on screen. In appreciation of series creator Jenji Kohan and the cast and crew's elevated take on the subject matter, we're looking back at the bleak and often exploitative history of the strange "women's prison drama" film genre. The portrayal of women in prison can be split - as most of Hollywood can - into two periods: Pre- and Post-Code.
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From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen

  • PEOPLE.com
From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen
Orange Is the New Black returns June 17. The show has rightly earned praise for its nuanced, moving portrayals of female inmates of all stripes, and serves as a reminder of how far things have come in terms of images of incarcerated women on screen. In appreciation of series creator Jenji Kohan and the cast and crew's elevated take on the subject matter, we're looking back at the bleak and often exploitative history of the strange "women's prison drama" film genre. The portrayal of women in prison can be split - as most of Hollywood can - into two periods: Pre- and Post-Code.
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Win Black Mama, White Mama And Sheba, Baby On Blu-ray From Arrow Video And TwitchFilm

A couple of weeks ago we had a badass giveaway for a pair of Sho Kosugi gems from Arrow Video. This week we are continuing the trend with another opportunity to win some badass flicks from the baddest woman in town, Pam Grier. Arrow Video have kindly given us a prize pack of Sheba, Baby and Black Mama, White Mama to give away to TwitchFilm readers. I reviewed these discs upon their release and they are definitely ones to own. Here a taste of what I had to say back then: Sheba, Baby Arrow Video’s Blu-ray of Sheba, Baby is excellent, in following along with their releases for both Foxy Brown and Coffy. The image quality is surprisingly good, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised anymore given the quality level of these discs...

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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

  • HeyUGuys
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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Off The Shelf – Episode 83 – New Blu-ray & DVD Releases for Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016.

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Follow-Up Twilight Time Quantity Updates: Used Cars and Center of the Earth Ryan is out of space, but still buying box sets! (Buyers remorse vs unwatched stuff) Hertzfeldt Kickstarter Arrivals News Star Trek: Digital Bits News (Animated Series on Blu-ray, Khan Uhd) Kino Lorber: Fathom, Star Slammer, Modesty Blaise, Gold (1934) Code Red: House on the Edge of the Park, Truck Stop Women, Hot Moves …bucket list fever! Scorpion: The Rift (from the director of Pieces) Blue Underground: Circus of Fear/5 Golden Dragons & The Shape of Things to Come Misc Links Larry Karaszewski on After The Fox Night of the Comet vinyl Kickstarter Links to Amazon After the Fox Bandits Black Mama, White Mama The Black Sleep Breaker! Breaker!
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Exclusive: Pam Grier Gets Ambushed In Clip From Blu-ray Release Of Grindhouse Cult Fave 'Black Mama, White Mama'

  • The Playlist
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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Sheba, Baby | Blu-ray Review

  • ioncinema
Strangely enough, Pam Grier’s last Blaxploitation feature, 1975’s Sheba, Baby, would be the title to introduce her to a much wider audience thanks to its PG rating. Though undoubtedly adult in theme, it’s a kittenish exercise compared to the violence, gratuitous sex, and shameless taken-for-granted racist and misogynistic antics of earlier efforts. Its classification as the final chapter of Grier’s Blaxploitation days is also sort of a misnomer, since this refers to the last time she’d don her famous persona as an action star in pursuit of a more serious career, heading into Drum (a sequel to the infamous Mandingo), starring opposite Richard Pryor in Greased Lightning, and even a Ray Bradbury adaptation in Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983). But 1975 was one of several sterling years for Grier, headlining three films, though none of them would eventually reach the same iconicity as the prior year’s
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Let’s Imagine What a Ryan Murphy Orange Is the New Black Would Actually Look Like

  • Vulture
Let’s Imagine What a Ryan Murphy Orange Is the New Black Would Actually Look Like
With the revelation that Ryan Murphy once had the rights to Orange Is the New Black, one can't help but wonder what that would look like: a elevision take on the blaxploitation prison film Black Mama, White Mama, or a musical version of the "Angels in Chains" episode of Charlie's Angels is more likely. But apart from how dramatically different the show would be, let's imagine which of Murphy's prized actors he'd cast in the role of Litchfield's favorite inmates. Emma Roberts as Piper Chapman Never mind the age difference; there's no way Emma Roberts wouldn't be Murphy's leading lady. She'd play a fresh-out-of-college Piper, somehow with a marriage and an arrest under her belt. She'd be bitchy and ruder than the current Piper, so really everyone would hate her. Lea Michele as Alex Vause Michele has already shown that she can be a sexy bad girl on Scream Queens,
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Rest in Peace Eddie Romero

The drive-in/grindhouse scene has lost a true legend as Filipino filmmaker Eddie Romero, creator of some of the most infamous films to ever shine on the sliver screen, passed away yesterday at the ripe old age of 88.

The man's career spanned over 60 years, and in that time he turned out several vintage horror and exploitation flicks including The Mad Doctor of Blood Island in 1968, along with Beast of Blood and Brides of Blood. He also spent a great deal of time working with the legendary B-movie icon Roger Corman on other projects such as Black Mama, White Mama and The Twilight People.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to Eddie's friends, family, and constituents. God bless you, brother, and thank you for always flying that glorious freak flag which in turn has brought a huge smile to so many faces over the years.
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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, Park Chan-wook in person and more NYC screenings

  • Fangoria
Pam Grier, Park Chan-wook in person and more NYC screenings
• The Film Society of Lincoln Center just announced the lineup for its “Foxy, The Complete Pam Grier” series, running Friday-Sunday, March 15-17 at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street) and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street, noted with a below). While not every one of the cult-fave actress’ movies are showing, it’s a very healthy selection, with Grier herself attending several of the screenings. Here’s the complete rundown:

Friday, March 15

2 p.m.: Black Mama, White Mama

4 p.m.: Foxy Brown

6 p.m.: The Big Bird Cage with Grier in attendance

8:15 p.m.: Jackie Brown with Grier in attendance

11:59 p.m.: Scream, Blacula, Scream (pictured above) with Grier in attendance*

Saturday, March 16

4:45 p.m.: Above The Law

7 p.m.: Greased Lightning with Grier in attendance

9:30 p.m.: Coffy with Grier in attendance

Sunday,
See full article at Fangoria »

Pam Grier, Park Chan-wook in person and more NYC screenings

  • Fangoria
Pam Grier, Park Chan-wook in person and more NYC screenings
• The Film Society of Lincoln Center just announced the lineup for its “Foxy, The Complete Pam Grier” series, running Friday-Sunday, March 15-17 at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street) and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street, noted with a below). While not every one of the cult-fave actress’ movies are showing, it’s a very healthy selection, with Grier herself attending several of the screenings. Here’s the complete rundown:

Friday, March 15

2 p.m.: Black Mama, White Mama

4 p.m.: Foxy Brown

6 p.m.: The Big Bird Cage with Grier in attendance

8:15 p.m.: Jackie Brown with Grier in attendance

11:59 p.m.: Scream, Blacula, Scream (pictured above) with Grier in attendance*

Saturday, March 16

4:45 p.m.: Above The Law

7 p.m.: Greased Lightning with Grier in attendance

9:30 p.m.: Coffy with Grier in attendance

Sunday,
See full article at Fangoria »

Pam Grier: Blaxploitation’s Queen Supreme

  • SoundOnSight
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

  • Planet Fury
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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Foxy Indeed: Grier Autobiography Optioned

  • Boomtron
Foxy: My Life In Three Acts, Pam Grier bio, to hit theaters

Actress Pam Grier (Foxy Brown, Coffy, The Big Bird Cage, Scream Blacula Scream, The Arena, Jackie Brown, Black Mama, White Mama) has an autobiography out. I had no idea, and I’m quite the Grier fan. Guess I’m also an idiot. The full title is Foxy: My Life In Three Acts, and it apparently deals with her life and career in quite an unvarnished fashion (the word “sensual” has been thrown around, so I’m guessing it might get a bit lurid. Not that there’s anything wrong with that). Well, the word is that the book has been optioned, and hopefully it might end up being a nice companion piece to Mario Van Peebles’ 2003 film about his filmmaker father Mario, Baadasssss!

Apparently to cover her “formative years,” the biopic (can we all just assume it will be called Foxy?
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First Look: Sid Haig With Hair in Latest Lords of Salem Image

Rob Zombie updated his Facebook page with a new photo of Sid Haig from his upcoming horror movie The Lords of Salem from the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious. Sid is best known for cult classics like Spiderbaby, Coffy, Black Mama, White Mama, Cc and Company, The Big Dollhouse, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto, Halloween and of course he is loved world wide as everyone's favorite killer clown Captain Spaulding in House Of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects."
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