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Blu-ray Review - Foxy Brown (1974)

23 June 2013 11:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Foxy Brown, 1974.

Directed by Jack Hill.

Starring Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter, Kathryn Loder, Harry Holcombe and Sid Haig.

Synopsis:

A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.

“She's brown sugar and spice but if you don't treat her nice she'll put you on ice!”

That’s one of four taglines attributed to Foxy Brown, but rest assured that all of them rhyme. They’re also indicative of just how much fun the film is to this day, and while there is more than just fun to this 1974 Blaxploitation classic it’s this aspect that dominates upon first viewing. One year prior Pam Grier and writer/director Jack Hill came together for “Coffy,” the story of a black woman who sought out her own vigilante justice after drug dealers took the life of her sister, »

- Flickering Myth

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‘Foxy Brown’ Blu-ray Review

6 June 2013 3:50 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter, Sid Haig, Juanita Brown, Harry Holcombe | Written and Directed by Jack Hill

With Shaft hitting it big in the cinema in 1971, grabbing an audience spanning both age and race, producers scrambled to find the next big blaxploitation franchise and star. In walked Jack Hill with his 1973 effort Coffy. Starring Pam Grier as a vigilante nurse, the film was a runaway hit for American-International Pictures who commissioned Hill to come up with a follow-up. Originally conceived as a sequel to Coffy, Aip decided at the last minute it did not want to do a sequel and thus Foxy Brown was born…

Foxy Brown stars Pam Grier as the street-smart yet intensely sexy titular character, whose undercover-agent boyfriend is gunned down on the orders of evil drug kingpins. Racked with grief and anger she stops at nothing to exact a thrillingly brutal revenge. »

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