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Bloody Mama

Bloody Mama
  • 1970
  • US
  • 90 min
  • 18

Demented 'Ma' Barker (Shelley Winters) leads her emotionally damaged sons (including a young Robert De Niro) on a murderous, cross-country rampage. As the body count escalates, the twisted, dysfunctional family begins to implode and disaster becomes inevitable. Capitalising on an outstanding central turn from Winters, Corman evokes the Depression era vividly, capturing some unforgettably perverse performances and conducting proceedings to a brutal, bloody crescendo that rivals Peckinpah's finest. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival'.

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EIFF 2009 - Roger Corman

11 Jun 2009

The Hollywood legend Roger Corman is guest of honour at the 63rd EIFF, which is this year hosting a very welcome retrospective dedicated to the man they rightly call the king of the Bs. Given the 83-year-old auteur has written, directed and/or produced…

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