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DVD: Review: Hit Man

22 June 2010 10:01 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Bernie Casey strides purposefully through Hit Man, his flamboyant hat tilted at a rakish angle over a graying Afro, his ex-professional-football player frame squeezed into a series of tight trousers. If he emerges as Hit Man’s hero, it’s only because his brutally efficient enforcer qualifies as marginally less evil than the human parasites around him. Miami Blues and Grosse Pointe Blank director George Armitage directed this 1972 blaxploitation adaptation of Jack’s Return Home, the Ted Lewis novel that previously inspired the seminal British gangster film Get Carter. He strands Casey’s grittily charismatic protagonist in some of »

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Another blast from the past

5 May 2010 7:26 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Warner Home Video has made a ton of money with their Warner Archive DVD-on-demand label adding new titles every month, and yesterday a not-exactly-classic from the Golden Age of Blaxploitation was added to their list, with the Wa release of Hit Man with Bernie Casey and Pam Grier.

The 1972 MGM film was a rushed into production black remake of Michael Caine’s 1971 British gangster revenge thriller Get Carter, in which a hoodlum goes back to his home town to find out who’s responsible for the death of his brother.

O.K. so it’s not the greatest, and there’s that infamous scene of Caesy literally throwing Grier to the lions; but if you’re curious go Here to the Wa website if you’re interested in ordering the film. And try not to laugh too hard at what Casey is wearing in the film clip. Believe it or not, »

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