Jonathan Demme’s first two feature films releasing on UK Blu-ray for the first time
Making their UK Blu-ray debuts this June, the first two feature films from director Jonathan Demme. Before achieving success in the ‘80s, and subsequent critical acclaim for The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia and Rachel Getting Married, Demme began his career working for exploitation king Roger Corman, delivering the one-two punch of women-in-prison drama CAGED HEAT, and crime spree action movie CRAZY MAMA. Both discs feature director commentaries and interviews with Roger Corman. Jonathan Demme’s first two feature films releasing on UK Blu-ray for the first time Released on Blu-ray 13th June 2022
Thrown into the penal hell of Connorville, petty criminal Jacqueline (Erica Gavin, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls) must fight against the ruthless inmates, a cruel warden (Barbara Steele, Dark Shadows) and a depraved staff. Eventually she forms an uneasy friendship with two hardened inmates. When these three unite, they find themselves on a sexy and violent adventure seeking escape, money and revenge. Also starring Roberta Collins (Death Race 2000) and Rainbeaux Smith (Massacre at Central High).
Special Features • 2K scan from the Original Camera Negative • Commentary with writer/director Jonathan Demme, director of photography Tak Fujimoto and actress Erica Gavin • Leonard Maltin interviews Roger Corman • Theatrical Trailer • Still Gallery
Academy Award® winner Cloris Leachman stars in Crazy Mama as Melba Stokes, a middleaged woman who runs a California beauty parlour with her mother Sheba (Ann Sothern) and teenage daughter Cheryl (Linda Purl). When the shop is repossessed, the three ladies take a road trip from California to the family home in Arkansas that turns into a crime spree. Also starring Donny Most (Happy Days), Jim Backus and Stuart Whitman.
Special Features • Commentary with director Jonathan Demme and Roger Corman • Interview with Jonathan Demme and Roger Corman • Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots 101 Store: https://101-films-store.com/products/crazy-mama-1975 Packshots: https://bit.ly/3EXdEwW Stills: https://bit.ly/3OS11YA Trailer: https://youtu.be/RVTWNitaJVk