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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. »
- Phil Wheat
Well like it’s about bloody time! Finally a Pam Grier film is going out on blu-ray DVD and It’s Foxy Brown. If you’ve seen it, then you know what the big deal is. And if you haven’t then, 1) there is no excuse, and 2) I can’t help you. And check out these extra features, including a restored high definition presentation “for the first time in the world”, audio commentary by director Jack Hill, the documentary "From Black and White to Blaxploitation" in which actor Sid Haig speaks about his long and influential friendship with Hill, and another doc "A Not So Minor Influence" which is an interview with Bob Minor, the first black member of the Stuntman's »
If you're going to be near the Chinese Theaters in Hollywood this week, be sure to pop in on Wednesday to enjoy Mad Monster's screening of Blacula featuring a Q&A with cast members Denise Nicholas and Bob Minor. Sounds like a blast!
From the Press Release
Celebrate Black History Month with Mad Monster and Blacula, Dracula's 70’s Soul Brotha’, at the Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, Wednesday, February 13th at 9:00pm! The event will include a special Q&A with cast members Denise Nicholas who played "Michelle" and Blacula's stuntman, Bob Minor, moderated by author and film historian, Pat Jankiewicz, the last person to interview Blacula himself, William Marshall!
As always, there will be prize giveaways, »
- Doctor Gash
UK based cult video label Arrow Video is know for their lavish deluxe edition releases, and their upcoming Spring slate of Blu-ray and DVDs is no exception! The smorgasbord of titles, which range from sexploitation, to exploitation, and everything in between!) include Blu-ray debuts of Jack Hill’s blaxploitation epic Foxy Brown and his black & white horror trip Spider Baby! Two Mario Bava films are also receiving an HD upgrade, the Boris Karloff starring Black Sabbath and Baron Blood! Brian De Palma’s Blow Out is hitting Blu (available stateside here from the illustrious Criterion Collection), but of extreme note is the surprise announcement of MGM’s batshit cannibal horror/comedy hybrid Motel Hell finally making it’s bow onto the format! For you lovers of George A. Romero’s non-horror output, his medieval motorbike epic Knightriders is on it’s way as well. Even the italian lover of ass »
- Justin Edwards
4 items from 2013
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