This Christmas, crime will pay for cult movie addicts via a pair of two-for-one discs of Roger Corman pro­duc­tions from Shout! Factory.  The com­pa­ny has just released the specs for their upcom­ing releas­es of Big Bad Mama/Big Bad Mama II and Crazy Mama/The Lady In Red.  Fans have want­ed qual­i­ty releas­es of the­se titles forever and they’ll be hap­py to dis­cov­er that each film has been given a new anamor­phic trans­fer.  Even bet­ter, each disc works in plen­ti­ful extras.  Read on for all pis­tol-pack­in’ mama-licious details…

GET READY FOR BIGGEST, BADDEST CHRISTMAS OF ALL

SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENTS

BIG BAD MAMA / BIG BAD MAMA II

DOUBLE- FEATURE  COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD

gold­en globe® win­ners Angie Dickinson and William Shatner, 

emmy win­ner® Tom Skerritt and acad­e­my award win­ner® Sally Kirkland 

star in BIG BAD MAMA (1974)

Angie Dickinson and gold­en globe nom­i­nee Robert Culp star in BIG BAD MAMA II (1987)

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CRAZY MAMA / THE LADY IN RED

DOUBLE-FEATURE COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD

acad­e­my award win­ner Cloris Leachman stars in CRAZY MAMA (1975)

Pamela Sue Martin, acad­e­my award win­ner Louise Fletcher, 

gold­en globe nom­i­nee Robert Conrad and emmy win­ner Christopher Lloyd

star in THE LADY IN RED (1979)

ALL FOUR ACTION-PACKED ROGER CORMAN’S CULT CLASSICS

PRESENTED IN NEW ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN FOR THE FIRST TIME

WITH EXTENSIVE BONUS FEATURES 

IN STORES NATIONWIDE DECEMBER 7, 2010  FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

This hol­i­day sea­son, get ready to fire-up with the action from four explo­sive Roger Corman gang­ster clas­sics when Shout! Factory, in asso­ci­a­tion with New Horizons Picture Corporation, unleash­es the Big Bad Mama/ Big Bad Mama II Double-Feature Collector’s Edition DVD and Crazy Mama/ The Lady In Red Double-Feature Collector’s Edition DVD on December 7, 2010. A must-have for loy­al fans, the­se two pairs of Roger Corman’s Cult Classics dou­ble-fea­ture DVD sets boast new Anamorphic widescreen movie pre­sen­ta­tion with load­ed extras.  Aggregate your Roger Corman’s Cult Classics with the­se two dou­ble-fea­ture collector’s edi­tion DVD sets. Each set is sold sep­a­rate­ly with $19.93 SRP.

The Big Bad Mama/Big Bad Mama II dou­ble-fea­ture collector’s edi­tion show­cas­es Angie Dickinson (Dressed to Kill, TV’s Police Woman) at her tough­est and sex­i­est, in one of her sig­na­tures roles.

None big­ger, none bad­der, and none more beau­ti­ful than Angie Dickinson as Big Bad Mama!

During the Depression, Wilma McClatchie ( Dickinson ) finds that there is no mon­ey to be made in the boot­leg­ging busi­ness, but a chance meet­ing with bank rob­ber Fred Diller (Tom Skerritt, Top Gun, TV’s Picket Fences) leads to a new career — in crime!

Along with her daugh­ters (Robbie Lee and Susan Sennett), Wilma joins Fred on his next big heist. After meet­ing slick gambler/con-man William J. Baxter (William Shatner, Star Trek, TV’s Boston Legal), Wilma recruits him and the rest of her gang to kid­nap a millionaire’s daugh­ter in hopes of col­lect­ing a big ran­som.

Big Bad Mama also stars Sally Kirkland (Anna, In the Heat of Passion), Noble Willingham (City Slickers 1 & 2, The Last Boy Scout), cult favorite Dick Miller (The Howling, Gremlins 1 & 2) and Royal Dano (The Trouble With Harry, The Dark Half).

The ongo­ing cult pop­u­lar­i­ty of Big Bad Mama prompt­ed Roger Corman to fash­ion a fol­low-up remake more than a dozen years lat­er. As gor­geous as ever, Angie Dickinson agreed to reprise her role as the pis­tol-pack­in’, hard-lov­in’ Wilma McClatchie in Big Bad Mama II.

Joined again by her two beau­ti­ful daugh­ters (Danielle Brisbois and Playboy Playmate Julie McCullough), Wilma’s out to steal a bet­ter life for her­self. The sexy trio sets their (gun) sights on revenge again­st a crooked politi­cian (Bruce Glover, Diamonds Are Forever, Ghost Town) by rob­bing his banks and kid­nap­ping his son. Along the way, they’re joined by a resource­ful news­pa­per reporter (Emmy® nom­i­nee Robert Culp, TV’s I Spy and The Greatest American Hero) who becomes part of the gang … and becomes Mama’s favorite!

BIG BAD MAMA/BIG BAD MAMA II DOUBLE-FEATURE COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD 

BONUS CONTENT:

BIG BAD MAMA Special Features

·         New Anamorphic widescreen trans­fer (1.78:1)

·         Audio com­men­tary with direc­tor Steve Carver and direc­tor of pho­tog­ra­phy Bruce Logan

·         Leonard Maltin inter­views Roger Corman

·         Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots

·         Mama Knows Best: A ret­ro­spec­tive fea­tur­ing inter­views with Roger Corman, film­mak­er Steve Carver, writer Frances Doel and actress Angie Dickinson.

·         Theatrical trail­er and TV spots

BIG BAD MAMA II Special Features

·         New Anamorphic widescreen trans­fer (1.78:1)

·         Audio com­men­tary with direc­tor Jim Wynorski

·         Leonard Maltin inter­views Roger Corman

·         Theatrical trail­er

When Big Bad Mama hit it big at the box office, pro­duc­ers Roger Corman and Julie Corman decid­ed to go the dis­tance for more thrills – bet­ter and cra­zier!

Directed by future Academy Award® win­ner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show, Young Frankenstein) stars in Crazy Mama as Melba Stokes, a mid­dle-aged wom­an who runs a beau­ty par­lor with her moth­er Sheba (Academy Award® nom­i­nee Ann Southern, The Whales of August) and teenage daugh­ter Cheryl (Linda Purl, Visiting Hours). When the shop falls into fore­clo­sure and is repos­sessed, the three ladies take a wild road trip from California to the fam­i­ly home in Arkansas that turns into a crime spree.

Crazy Mama also stars Academy Award® nom­i­nee Stuart Whitman (The Mark, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines), Donny Most (TV’s Happy Days) and Jim Backus (TV’s Gilligan’s Island , Rebel Without a Cause).

Pamela Sue Martin (The Poseidon Adventure, TV’s Dynasty) makes a star­tling tran­si­tion into grown up roles, in the title role of The Lady in Red. All her life, Polly Franklin want­ed to see her name in lights. Yet her dreams were con­stant­ly dashed and she fre­quent­ly wound up in trou­ble. From sweat­shop work­er to dance­hall girl, from pris­on­er to pros­ti­tute, Polly lived a hard, often har­row­ing, life. Then she fell for John Dillinger (Robert Conrad, Jingle All the Way, TV’s Wild Wild West), the much-feared bank rob­ber and killer who was declared “Public Enemy Number 1” by the FBI.

It was Polly who wore the infa­mous red dress on that fate­ful July evening in 1934 Chicago , when she and Dillinger went to the movies at the Biograph Theatre. It is there that Polly found the fame she had so long craved — although not in the way she desired.

With a hard-edged script root­ed in his­to­ry by two-time Academy Award® nom­i­nee John Sayles (Eight Men Out, Lone Star), The Lady in Red is a grit­ty crime saga with a unique point of view. It explores the mys­tery behind one of the most noto­ri­ous “ladies” of her time.

Produced by Julie Corman and direct­ed by Lewis Teague (Alligator, Cujo), the film’s star-stud­ded cast includes Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Cheap Detective), Christopher Lloyd (Piranha 3-D, the Back to the Future tril­o­gy, TV’s Taxi), cult favorite Dick Miller (Big Bad Mama, Gremlins 1 & 2) and, in a spe­cial appear­ance, Academy Award® nom­i­nee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, Alligator, The Delta Force).

CRAZY MAMA/THE LADY IN RED DOUBLE-FEATURE COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD

BONUS CONTENT:

CRAZY MAMA Special Features

  • New Anamorphic widescreen trans­fer (1.78:1)
  • Audio com­men­tary with direc­tor Jonathan Demme and pro­duc­er Roger Corman
  • Interview with Jonathan Demme and Roger Corman
  • Theatrical trail­er and TV spots

THE LADY IN RED Special Features

  • New Anamorphic widescreen trans­fer (1.78:1)
  • Audio com­men­tary with direc­tor Lewis Teague and actor Robert Forster
  • Audio com­men­tary with pro­duc­er Julie Corman and screen­writer John Sayles
  • Theatrical trail­ers

Shout! Factory will con­tin­ue to present Roger Corman’s Cult Classics home enter­tain­ment releas­es in 2011. Upcoming high­lights include Up From The Depths, Demon Of Paradise, Roger Corman’s Cult Classics Sci-Fi Classics, Jackson County Jail, Caged Heat, and many oth­ers.

Big Bad Mama / Big Bad Mama II [Double Feature]

Big Bad Mama / Big Bad Mama II [Double Feature]

Two action packed, gun tot­in’ films for one price!Big Bad Mama: Sexy, Depression-era Mama (Angie Dickinson) and her daugh­ters get forced by cir­cum­stances into boot­leg­ging and bank rob­bing, and trav­el across the coun­try trailed by the law.Director: Steve CarverStars: Angie Dickinson, William Shatner, Tom SkerrittBig Bad Mama II: Mama and her daugh­ters return for a crime spree through the South as they seek to avenge the death of her husband.Director: Jim WynorskiStars: Angie Dickinson, Robert Culp






Crazy Mama / The Lady In Red [Double Feature]

Crazy Mama / The Lady In Red [Double Feature]

Two action packed, gun tot­in’ films for one price!Crazy Mama: A wid­ow in the 1950s begins a wacky life of crime when she los­es her beau­ty par­lor. She’s joined by her moth­er, her preg­nant daugh­ter (and her boyfriend), an old lady, a greaser and a defect­ing sheriff.Director: Jonathan Demme (The Silence Of The Lambs, Philadelphia, Stop Making Sense)Stars: Cloris Leachman, Stuart WhitmanThe Lady In Red: A farm girl flees her abu­sive father and lands in a sewing sweat­shop in Chicago, where the girls are exploit­ed by a sleazy man­ager. After land­ing in jail, she becomes a pros­ti­tute and then a wait­ress while falling in love with a mys­te­ri­ous hit man.Director: Lewis Teague (Cujo, Cat’s Eye, The Jewel Of The Nile)Stars: Pamela Sue Martin, Robert Conrad, Louise Fletcher, Christopher Lloyd