A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in white sheets aren't intent on holding a fair and impartial trial, Garth takes to the woods as the Klansmen lynching party hunts him down. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
I vote one star strictly for the DVD version; the original film I would give three stars just because it was so bad. The DVD version of this film is a nightmare. When this film was released I was the night projectionist in a grind house in downtown San Diego, California. It was so incredibly offensive that I immediately put it in my "Cult Classics" list. Imagine my horror upon watching the DVD!! The soundtrack is perfectly horrible (which is a shame as the opening song by the Staple Singers is a great period piece) and the "editing" is a hatchet job, to say nothing of being a close relative to book burning. The pitiful Pollyannas who did this have completely robbed the film of its impact. What kind of world do these people think we're living in anyway? I strongly advise against purchasing the DVD until it is completely restored to its original content.
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