A mid-19th-century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society.A mid-19th-century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society.A mid-19th-century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society.
You can see this movie without having seen the pre-quel,"Mandingo" and not lose much understanding, since they make almost no references to what happened in the first movie. In fact, the plantation owner's white daughter was not in the first movie, so it really doesn't follow at all (she was in the novel "Mandingo"). Those who thought Mandingo was trashy will really be howling when they see this one....Warren Oates and the woman playing his daughter play for laughs in the middle part of the movie...(that actress went on to make X-rated movies and then dropped out of acting altogether by the mid 80s). John Colicos plays an evil homosexual....I like the overdone white trash talk though (" OH PAW! You ain't gonna marry that uppity bitch!) Great camp. Ken Norton acts like a mannequin most of the movie.....(" He might kill Blaize...or even worse, castrate him" - said with a totally expressionless face). And the dinner conversation is hilarious. ("Son I gonna give you Regine. How long you figger it take you to knock her up?). (" Miss Augusta, you jes got to get used to the fack that Falconhurst is all about n****r fornicatin'. If'n my n****rs stop fornicatin', we stops eatin'.)
Regine: You likes big titties, don't you Mistah Maxwell?
Hammond: Oh you knows I likes big titties.
Regine: Well Miss Augusta, she got BIIG titties.
And I repeat - this is supposed to be a serious movie.
The movie is in that "so bad it's good" category. Check it out, if you have a hankerin' for that genre.
- Jan 15, 1999