This film is mainly an Action Chase movie taking place somewhere in
the Philippines with 2 western female prisoners on the run and chased
by the Police, the Guerillas, a Crime gang hired by the police and by
a Drug gang, and ending in a big shoot-out.
But, this film starts out as a regular WIP movie with the required genre
elements as a shower scene, dyke guards and a cat fight.
Pam Grier had by 1973 already made 2 shot in the Philippines Women in
Prison exploitation flicks with director Jack Hill and with fellow US
actor, the Jack Hill regular, Sid Haig - her sensational debut in The
Big Doll House in 1971 and The Big Bird Cage
in 1972 and she continued
with Jack Hill resulting in the Blaxploitation classics Coffy
in 1973 and Foxy Brown in 1974.
With this yet another cheapie US-Philippine co-production she worked
with Philippine schlock maestro Eddie Romero (1924-2013) the legendary
director of 1969 trash horror The Mad Doctor of Blood Island, and Pam
also teamed up again with Margaret Markov the same year 1973 in the
forgotten but great female gladiator flick The Arena
beautifully shot and co-directed by Maestro Aristide Massaccesi alias
This film starts with a new busload of female prisoners
arriving to The Women's Rehabilitation Center, a Philippine jungle prison.
not that clear that we're in the Philippines as it could've been in
some latin american country as well (as so often in a WIP movie), but
later in the
film we se signs in tagalog and police officers with Manila emblems
Pam Grier is Lee Daniels, a prostitute involved with drug traficking,
and Margaret Markov is Karen Brent involved with armed revolutionaires.
They've 2 dyke guards watching and peeping (when showering) on them,
the sadistic blonde Densmore (Lynn Borden) and Logan (Laurie
Burton). But soon, to soon maybe, this WIP movie turns into a women
on the Run Chase action movie.
They manage to flee during a prisoner transport and the chase is on.
The Police Captain Cruz (Eddie Garcia) leads the hunt and he also hires
the local crime gang lead by Ruben (Sid Haig) to get them. But, Pam's
drug boss (Vic Diaz) wants her too and also Markov's guerilla buddies.
The Old US MGM DVD
The Blu-ray presents the film in widescreen 1.85:1 and
with a LPCM mono english audio and with english subtitles.
Extras: White Mama Unchained: Interview 2015 with Margaret Markov about
her career (14 minutes), Sid Haig's Philippino adventures (15
minutes), The Mad Director of Blood Island: Archival interview with
Eddie Romero (14 minutes, 2013), trailer, picture gallery, a Booklet
an audio commentary with filmmaker Andrew Leavold