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Entries from April 2006

Black Caesar (1973)

April 30th, 2006 · No Comments

The rise and fall of Harlem gang lord Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson, former star defensive back for the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs), who, like Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney before him, alienates everyone on his way to the top and has no one to turn to on his way down. Written, produced […]

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Tags: Blaxploitation

Blacula (1972)

April 28th, 2006 · No Comments

American International Pictures bring you the tale of African prince Mamuwalde (William Marshall, before he played the King of Cartoons on Pee-wee’s Playhouse) who, on a visit to Transylvania in the 17th century, is bitten by Dracula when he fails to sway the count on the subject of abolition. A pair of swishy interior decorators […]

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Disco Godfather (1976)

April 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Rudy Ray Moore stars as an ex-cop turned DJ who enthralls the crowd at the Blueberry Hill Disco (due to budgetary constraints, this means eight, maybe nine people). Though our hero has no dancing, deejaying or emcee skills, Moore can’t act, so it all works out. When his nephew, a star basketball player, takes angel […]

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Tags: Blaxploitation