Archive for the ‘BLAXPLOITATION Archive’ Category

BAMF Blaxploitation Archive – SUGAR HILL

October 25, 2011

BAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which is now available for purchase.

SUGAR HILL 1974 (a.k.a The Voodoo Girl; Zombies of Sugar Hill); director Paul Maslansky; starring: Markie Bey, Robert Quarry, Don Pedro Cooley, Richard Lawson, Zara Cully, Charles Robinson

Not to be confused with the other films with the same title, this is the one and only Sugar Hill, starring Markie Bey as the fine momma Diana “Sugar” Hill. When her old man gets dead at the hands of some mobsters trying to muscle in on his nightclub, our heroine decides to out do Foxy Brown and Coffy. Sugar takes her fine self to see Mama Maitresse (Zara Cully, The Jeffersons’ Mother Jefferson), a local voodoo woman. Mother Jefferson raises the spirit of her other son — George’s evil brother, Baron Samedi, the lord of the undead. Quicker than you can say, “We’re movin’ on up”, the good Baron is offing the honky mobsters, in all sorts of manners both unusual and fun (one jive sucker is eaten by pigs). No one is safe from Sugar and Baron Samedi’s army of buggy-eyed zombies. (more…)

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dvd review – GORDON'S WAR

June 7, 2011

The good news is that I can finally get rid of my VHS copy of the blaxploitation classic Gordon’s War. After years of waiting, and even breaking down and buying a bootleg DVD version off of eBay with picture quality worse than my video tape, Gordon’s War is finally getting a legitimate home video release. The not-so-good-news is that it is being released as part of a double feature with Off Limits, a movie I was less-than-impressed with the first time I watched it. But the good news to offset the not-so-good-news is that the price for both movies is low, and you can always skip Off Limits if you want to. (more…)

dvd review – DEATH OF A SNOWMAN

December 6, 2010

Back in the early days of home video, when studios were much slower to release new movies, and video tapes were usually rented at grocery stores, there was a glut of exploitation titles to choose from. These were all flicks that had come out in decades earlier, and many of them were released on video under alternate titles. This is especially true of select blaxploitation titles—movies like The Bus is Coming became Ghetto Revenge, while Force Four, Charcoal Black, Brother on the Run and Savage became Black Force, Black Rage, Black Force 2 and Black Valor, respectively. And then there was Death of a Snowman, one of the few (more…)

BAMF Blaxploitation Archive – TAKE A HARD RIDE

July 18, 2010

BAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which is now available for purchase.

TAKE A HARD RIDE 1975 director: Anthony M. Dawson; starring: Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly, Lee Van Cleef, Katherine Spaak (more…)

BAMF Blaxploitation Archive – THE BLACK GESTAPO

July 17, 2010

BAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which is now available for purchase.

BLACK GESTAPO 1975 (a.k.a. Ghetto Warriors) director: Lee Frost; starring: Rod Perry, Charles Robinson (more…)

ON SALE!!! – BAMF's Book of BLAXPLOITATION

March 13, 2010

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BadAzz MoFo’s Book of BLAXPLOITATION, Volume One is on sale for $10 (that’s $5 off the regular $15 price). You can also purchase a digital download of the book for a mere $5.  This 116-page book is overflowing with more than 80 reviews, most of them from the early days of BadAzz MoFo, and now long out of print. There are also brand new reviews of films, never before published in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. If you want to read some of these reviews for free, check out the BLAXPLOITATION Archive. This sale won’t last long, so order your copy today!!! Either click the button above, or click HERE.

BAMF Blaxploitation Archive – SHAFT

January 2, 2010

shaft posterBAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which is now available for purchase.

SHAFT 1971; director, Gordon Parks Sr.; starring Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Christopher St. John (more…)

BAMF Blaxploitation Archives – WELCOME HOME BROTHER CHARLES

January 1, 2010

welcomehome2BAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which is now available for purchase.

WELCOME HOME BROTHER CHARLES 1975 (a.k.a Soul Vengeance) 1975 director: Jamaa Fanaka; starring: Marlo Monte (more…)

BAMF Blaxploitation Archive – VELVET SMOOTH

December 28, 2009

velvetBAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which is now available for purchase.

VELVET SMOOTH 1976 director Michael Fink, starring: Johnnie Hill, Owen Wat-son (I swear, that’s how he spelled), and a bunch of people you’ve never heard of (and deservedly so) (more…)

BAMF Blaxploitation Archive – THE THING WITH TWO HEADS

December 28, 2009

thing two headBAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which is now available for purchase.

THE THING WITH TWO HEADS 1972 director: Lee Frost; starring: Ray Milland, Rosey Grier, Don Marshall, Roger Perry, Chelsea Brown (more…)