Blaxploitation


(Silence) #1

I didn’t find any thread like this, so here’s one!

What are you favorite Blaxplo films? Not seen that many, but the ones I have watched I have enjoyed. I watched Black Shampoo, it was pretty nice I think, at least at the end. A LOT of nudity and pretty violent as well.
So; what are your fav Blaxplo films?


(Bluntwolf) #2

You can read about it here:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/forum/index.php/topic,406.160.html
:slight_smile: :smiley: ;D


(Starblack) #3

It’s not exactly a gold mine of great films, but you’ve got to have the Shaft trilogy - I like the first two in the series especially.

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song is regarded as a classic, but somehow I didn’t care for it.

Others I do like include Cotton Comes to Harlem, Coffy, Foxy Brown, Black Caesar, The Legend of Nigger Charley, Slaughter, Super Fly, That Man Bolt and the demented Three the Hard Way.

Take a Hard Ride just about qualifies, though it doesn’t do much with the race issue.


(TheBigSmokedown) #4

Yeah, in addition to the above, I highly recommend Trouble Man, Detroit 9000 and Truck Turner.


(Frank Talby) #5

and who could forget these classics:


(Bad Lieutenant) #6

Truck Turner was the one I viewed most recently. Loads of entertaining macho bullshit and bloody shoot outs.

A few weeks ago I saw The Black Gestapo, which doesn´t have much to offer except a cool poster. Bad film.


(Yodlaf Peterson) #7

Love the stuff with Pam Grier, Fred Williamson, Jim Brown etc.

This is one of my guilty pleasures ;D


(ENNIOO) #8

I’m Gonna Git You Sucka is a good piss take of these films, aswell as having some funny moments.


(TheBigSmokedown) #9

Although not quite as good as Black Dynamite.


(genesis_pig) #10

Haven’t seen much of these…

But the Shaft Trilogy is a must-watch… No idea about the following TV movies…


(Frank Talby) #11

Black Dynamite and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka are must watch for fans of the genre. I love both of them equally.


(Bad Lieutenant) #12

Watched Black Belt Jones yesterday. Jim Kelly mimics Bruce Lee in a film with virtually no story.
Mafia want building with karate school in it. The black sensei gets killed, so karateka Jim Kelly wants revenge.
Much repetition when it comes to fights and their choreogragphy, a lot of people flying through windows, bad acting, lame humour etc. But at least Jim Kelly is cool.
At least it didn´t bore me. 5/10


(sartana1) #13

I watched Blacula recently…Found it quite entertaining…Love some the politically incorrect dialogue you don’t hear in movies anymore…Also was surprised to see Vonetta McGee in it


(korano) #14

Black Dynamite doesn’t even feel like a modern film at all.


(Silence) #15

Which is quite rare. Most films today made today that’s supposed to be set in another century feel modern. Black Dynamite sounds like a cool film.


(kit saginaw) #16

Carl Weathers, as Hurricane Smith (1992, Australia) and Action Jackson (1988) are fun installments in the genre. Nonstop thrills, spills, and hot chicks serving chilled drinks…


(kit saginaw) #17

Was intending to watch Willie Dynamite, but watched Black Dynamite instead, for the first time. It’s amazing.

It’s for a specialized audience… because young adults wouldn’t fully ‘appreciate’ the film’s homages to the blaxploitation-genre. -Like the intentionally-choppy editing in some scenes, the malt-liquor references, the sexism, etc. It’s a perfect satire in that it virtually becomes a blaxploitation-film itself.


(ENNIOO) #18

Yes, very much so.


(kit saginaw) #19

Willie Dynamite, 1974… It’s likeable, but I think it’s more of a ‘chick flick’. It’s a stylish glimpse at the reformation of a pimp, with the accent on drama and emotion. There’s a few action-scenes to help string the plot along, but they’re relatively tame. -So the title is misleading. And the absence of sex-scenes made it feel like a TV-movie.


(Blackwater Kid) #20

In addition to several that have already been mentioned I like: Brotherhood of Death - black 'nam veterans vs the actual Klan in the 1970’s south … The Black Six - black bikers vs redneck bikers in the south … MISTER DEATHMAN - A black James Bond on a mission to Apartheid-era South Africa … Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold - self explanatory … The Spook Who Sat By The Door - black CIA agent uses what he’s learned to start an African-american uprising … Darktown Strutters - VERY daring satire … The Zombies of Sugar Hill - black woman uses an army of zombies to kill the white gangsters who whacked her boyfriend.

Sorry for the brief takes - I do much larger reviews of these films at my blog.