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Old 03-02-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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Hit! drops soon. Black Dynamite doesnt count.

But where are the Blaxploitation Classics on BD.

I know alot of them were low budget and wouldnt transfer too well but I would at least see the bigger ones out there.

Shaft, Superfly, Foxy Brown, Black Caesar, Across 110th St, Car Wash, Sweetback, Trouble Man, Willie Dynamite, and Putney Swope.

I hope they do a good job w/ HIT! and print this genre for a new generation. Williams and Pryor are common household names, so that's a little easier in terms of familiarity.

The Superfly DVD was a terrible barebones release and has never been given a deluxe treatment. Some were filmed well and some werent.

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Old 03-02-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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C'mon now. Where's that link on HIT!?

Also, although a highly underrated Sidney J Furie film, I wouldn't classify this as blaxploitation. It's a solid revenge drama with some action elements. Hit! is a sort of a French Connection Lite.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:51 PM   #3
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C'mon now. Where's that link on HIT!?

Also, although a highly underrated Sidney J Furie film, I wouldn't classify this as blaxploitation. It's a solid revenge drama with some action elements. Hit! is a sort of a French Connection Lite.
Yeah its questionable.......http://www.blaxploitationpride.org/2...0c81d764957ba4

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Old 03-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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I did a Google search and it led me back here. lol ....
I'm glad to see this released and hopefully a few more black/blackploitation genre films can make the jump to blu-ray like Across 110th st, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Coffy, Foxy Brown, The Mack (because the only way to control your females is to take them to the planetarium ) Bucktown, Three The Hard Way and Willie Dynamite (one of my all time faves).
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
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"Superfly" barebones? The DVD had a commentary, documentary, etc.

"Putney Swope" will be released by Criterion, but in DVD only sadly.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:48 PM   #6
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"Superfly" barebones? The DVD had a commentary, documentary, etc.

"Putney Swope" will be released by Criterion, but in DVD only sadly.
Ill have to check it again. I recall looking at the back and seeing nothing.

My bad. Ill have to check it out. I only have the VHS.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #7
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This 'genre' is horribly underrepresented on blu-ray.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:20 PM   #8
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Dolemite, where else to you have a character called "The Hamburger Pimp"!
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:49 PM   #9
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and one of the all time greatest blaxploitation movies with the greatest theme song Fred Williamson was Boss N*^ger


and for all thats right can we please get Coffy on Blu Ray
Top 3 most wanted blu rays 1. Hard Target 2. True Lies 3. Escape From New York 4K restoration

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Old 03-03-2012, 04:57 PM   #10
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and one of the all time greatest blaxploitation movies with the greatest theme song Fred Williamson was Boss N*^ger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtam4uLR9Vg

and for all thats right can we please get Coffy on Blu Ray
didnt they retitle this just "Boss" for home video?
I have the VCI dvd with the "Boss" title and I'm sure it's the same film.

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Old 03-03-2012, 05:01 PM   #11
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didnt they retitle this just "Boss" for home video?
I have the VCI dvd with the "Boss" title and I'm sure it's the same film.
yeah the DVD release is Boss
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:03 PM   #12
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yeah the DVD release is Boss
thanks, the fight scenes with the great William Smith were awseome!
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thanks, the fight scenes with the great William Smith were awseome!
hell yeah as far as blaxploitation goes that movie is up there w Shaft, Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Black Belt Jones for me
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #14
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hell yeah as far as blaxploitation goes that movie is up there w Shaft, Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Black Belt Jones for me
Willam Smith had this to say about "Boss"

William Smith on Boss ******

In a 1998 interview, Smith spoke of his experience filming Boss ******. Smith, who is white, said that he never felt any racial tension, despite the fact that production took place during the height of the Black Power movement. He went on to describe the making of the film:





I was killed in ... Boss ****** by Fred Williamson. We had a great time with our fights. We went down to Arizona to film Boss with R.G. Armstrong. He had a lot of urban, black kids on the set. They were falling off their horses like Neville Brand did in Laredo — only they weren't drunk, of course. Fred and I had a great fight scene in that, more than one
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Superfly DVD review, with the extras listed, one of the best in its array of extras in blaxploitation.

Of course the real hope would be "Sweet Sweetback's..." from Criterion, with their laserdisc commentary and extras...
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Superfly DVD review, with the extras listed, one of the best in its array of extras in blaxploitation.

Of course the real hope would be "Sweet Sweetback's..." from Criterion, with their laserdisc commentary and extras...
OH man! Thanx for the info. Im gettin that asap.

I guess i was just turned off by the DVD cover art that i didnt bother to inspect it.
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One of my favorites is: Cleopatra Jones. It looks pretty good on DVD, and whenever Warner Brother release it on blu-ray (if ever), the HD transfer should look even better.
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Where does Live and Let Die fit into the Blaxploitation world? I've always liked that Bond film, just curious as you guys seem up on this genre.
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Where does Live and Let Die fit into the Blaxploitation world? I've always liked that Bond film, just curious as you guys seem up on this genre.

Its not technically Blax, but it does pay heed to the movement.

The white hero pretty much negates it despite The Harlem scenes.
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