That Man Bolt

1973 Universal Pictures Directed by David Lowell Rich/Henry Levin Produced by Bernard Schwartz/Philip Hazleton Written by Ranald MacDougall/Charles Eric Johnson Pam Grier is undisputably The Queen of The Blaxploitation Era but you will find some argument as to who was The King. But for me there is no argument. It’s Fred Williamson. There’s no way […]

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Foxy Brown

1974 American International Pictures Written and Directed by Jack Hill Produced by Buzz Feitshans Costumes for Pam Grier Created and Designed by Ruthie West Music Composed, Conducted, Arranged and Produced by Willie Hutch FOXY BROWN wasn’t the first Pam Grier movie I saw. That would be “The Arena” released that same year. It actually was […]

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Black Eye

1974 Warner Bros. Directed by Jack Arnold Produced by Pat Rooney Written by Mark Haggard Based on the novel “Murder on the Wild Side” by Jeff Jacks One can be forgiven for passing up on watching BLACK EYE, thinking it just another typical Blaxploitation action thriller due to the title and because it stars Blaxploitation […]

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Body And Soul

1981 Cannon Film Distributors Directed by George Bowers Produced by Yoram Globus and Menahem Golan Written by Leon Isaac Kennedy Based on the 1947 United Artists film “Body and Soul” directed by Robert Rossen and written by Abraham Polonsky There’s a scene in the movie “Creed” where Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) has agreed to train […]

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Sugar Hill

1974 American International Pictures Directed by Paul Maslansky Produced by Elliot Schick Written by Tim Kelly Here’s the brilliant thing about SUGAR HILL. It’s not just a Blaxplotation movie. It’s a very good one, in fact. And it’s a good horror movie that also merges the revenge movie genre as well. But here’s where SUGAR […]

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Shaft In Africa

1973 MGM/Warner Bros. Directed by John Guillermin Produced by Roger Lewis Written by Stirling Silliphant Based on characters created by Ernest Tidyman Music by Johnny Pate Cinematography by Marcel Grignon Edited by Max Benedict For a character who is usually described as being “the black James Bond” John Shaft actually didn’t do a lot of […]

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