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 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. And in this clip, you’ll see the incident that sets them on the run.
“Black Mama, White Mama” hits Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow. Watch below.