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Monday, September 29, 2008

The Final Comedown (1972)









Starring:
  • Billy Dee Williams
  • D'urville MArtin
  • Celia Kaye
  • Raymond St. Jacques

Blaxploitation pride's 300th post features Billy Dee Williams who stars as Johnny Johnson, a young black man with a promising future and an impatience for racism. This gets out of control when the job he applies for is given to a less qualified white man. As a result, he joins a radical civil rights group, and takes matters into his own hands through a violent revolution and ultimate confrontation with police.

Link to soundtrack review:
Grant Green-The Final Comedown (1972)

The Bus Is Coming (1971)










Starring:
  • Mike B. Sims
  • Stephanie Faulkner
  • Burl Bullock
  • Tony Sweeting
  • Jack Wrangler


The Bus Is Coming is set in the ghetto of an American city on the eve of an almost-imminent race war. Joe Mitchell, a prominent and respected leader in the cause of civil rights, has been shot down in his home by local police. All the facts aren't in yet, but the Black Community is suspicious of the circumstances and fearful of the consequences of Joe's death. Some prefer to leave well enough alone, while other more militant members insist that Joe's death is the first step in the systematic killing of progressive Black Leaders.

Sugar Hill (1974)























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Storyline
When her boyfriend is murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats voodoo queen Mama Maitresse to call on Baron Samedi, Lord of the Dead, for help with a gruesome revenge. In exchange for Sugar's soul, the Dark Master raises up a zombie army to do her bidding. The bad guys who think they got away clean are about to find out that they're DEAD wrong. 

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tough Guys Aka Three Tough Guys (1974)













Starring:
  • Lino Ventura
  • Isaac Hayes
  • Fred Williamson
  • Paula Kelly
  • William Berger
IMDb.com:
Isaac Hayes plays as Lee in his feature film debut, as Father Charlie and himself solve a bank robbery mystery that stretches across the city. After Lee is removed from the force due to $1,000,000 being stolen from the bank Father Charlie helps him to gain revenge for the loss of one of his friends. It is an action blast Blaxploitaion ride that will keep you entertained from beginning to end.

Ripped by Cinemageddon user DJE provided thru Funkback

Link to soundtrack review:
 Isaac Hayes - Three Tough Guys (1974)

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