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    This book is the bomb! The bible on black action films! Hidden behind the minimal cover is the most complete collection of Black Action Films ever made. Synopsis and analysis of every film ever made. This was the inspiration for our own Can You Dig It? album on Soul Jazz Records - so now you know! Is it black enough for you? It's a mother, damn right. Super-rare...
    NB: Region 1 (USA) NTSC Only - You need to play this on your computer or have region-free dvd player.
    Tamara Dobson plays Cleopatra Jones, an undercover narcotics agent, charged with bringing down the infamous drugs trafficker "Mommy" (Shelly Winters) after she retaliates against the law for the destruction of her Turkish poppy field crop. Produced during the golden age of blaxploitation cinema, with music by J.J. Johnson and vocals by Joe Simon and...
    Director, writer and producer Spike Lee's film about the life of the controversial black leader Malcolm X, who emerged from the streets to become a powerful voice for the black rights movement in America. The film follows X (Denzel Washington) from his days as a Harlem pusher, through his conversion to Islam in prison, his pilgrimage to Mecca and finally...
    Pam Grier stars as a private investigator in this action feature. The film follows tough detective Sheba Shayne (Grier) as she leaves Chicago to help her father in Louisville who is being threatened by thugs. Back in her hometown, Sheba is joined by her former partner Brick (Austin Stoker) as she tries to uncover the reasons behind her father's harassment...
    In the early 1970s a type of film emerged that featured all-black casts; really cool soul, funk and disco soundtracks; characters sporting big guns, big dashikis, even bigger afros and had some of the meanest, baddest attitudes to shoot their way across the screen. An antidote to the sanitized "safe" images of blackness that Sidney Poitier and Bill...
    Classic funky blaxploitation soundtrack rarity that's even better than the well known Isaac Hayes soundtrack to the first Shaft film! A frenzy of horn stabs, furious tribal percussion and wah wah guitar...full of classic breaks! Composed, arranged and conducted by Johnny Pate with the storming title song "Are You Man Enough" by the Four Tops!
    Super funky soundtrack by Willie Hutch from the seminal 'Foxy Brown'!
    Richard Pryor takes on three roles in this comic farce about a man whose life turns into a game of pinball when he's fired from his job. When he inadvertently joins a union, orange picker Leroy Jones (Pryor) is sacked by his employers. Setting out for Los Angeles to find work, Leroy has to leave wife Annie May (Margaret Avery) and family behind, along...
    Two blaxploitation horror movies. In 'Blacula' (1972), two centuries after having a curse placed on him by Count Dracula in Transylvania, African Prince Mamuwalde (William Marshall) is transported to Los Angeles where he goes on a killer rampage. While he discovers a woman (Vonetta McGee) he believes to be the reincarnation of his late wife, Mamuwalde...
    Director Michael Schultz follows up his critically acclaimed and commercially successful 'Cooley High' with this hilarious day-in-the-life tale set in modern day Los Angeles. At Sully Boyar's car wash, a juvenile, motley crew of city dwellers work their fingers to the bone waiting on the eccentric and sometimes haughty clientele. Throughout the day,...
    Sidney Poitier leads the way in one of the first black action films ever, in some ways (but not all) a precursor to the 'blaxploitation' genre that was to follow beginning with Super Fly, Shaft et al. A black Philadelphia detective becomes involved in a murder case in a small, bigoted southern town, much to the chagrin of the local, redneck police...
    Blaxploitation soundtrack from 1973, produced by Harvey Fuqua, and including vocals from Barbara Mason and New Birth.
    Blaxploitation soundtrack from 1973, arranged and conducted by Johnny Pate, with Joe Beck on guitar
    Richard Roundtree gives an emotional performance as a dedicated black firefighter, who is a fish out of water, in an all-white firehouse. Somehow through sheer hard work and courage, he is able to overcome racial prejudice and hatred, and earn the respect and friendship of the other men. Region 0 (All Regions)
    Detective Robert Malone leaves behind normal police duties to return to the Phillipines in search of a group of high-tech international weapons thieves. Malone and his accomplice Greg Duncan find their prey know their every movement, leading them to suspect there is a traitor in their midst. Region 0 (All Regions)
    Essential blaxploitation soundtrack from the 'Godfather'. Featuring the heavy weight funk numbers 'Blind Man Can See It' & 'Mama Feelgood'.