Saturday, May 30, 2009

Blaxploitation Best of the Worst

My boy, Dollar Bill the Hot Tub Don (pronounced all at once like A Tribe Called Quest), and I were discussing one of my favorite subjects, Blaxploitation films, when he made the cogent observation that once the genre proved profitable, people just began turning out any old thing to make a dollar. So we put together a list of what we believe to be the worst Blaxploitation movies of all time. They are arranged in descending order.

Thing with Two Heads (1972)

This one starred ex-NFL pro-bowler Rosie Greer, but that didn’t make it any better. It appears to borrow heavily from Sidney Poitier’s The Defiant Ones.

Black Samson (1974)

One word—corny! Went absolutely overboard with the Blaxploitation shtick. Lot of recognizable Blaxploitation actors and actesses though.

Black Gestapo (1975)

Also known as The Black Enforcers and Ghetto Warriors. This one stars Charles Robinson (remember Mac from Nightcourt?) as a black revolutionary leader. ‘Nuff said? Nazis must have been absolutely pissed about this one.

Sugar Hill—Voodoo Zombie (1974)

I actually kind of liked this one. But for sentimental reasons. Dollar Bill the Hot Tub Don firmly rejected it. You be the judge.

Do you agree? Are there others you would like to add? Let us know!


Aaron Beaste said...

Black Gestapo? someone needs to get backhanded for that...

and that poem at the beginning of the Sugar Hill Movie didn't even rhyme...

KST said...

Love your blog!

My ex tried to get me to watch "Black Samson". Now, thanks to that trailer I'm going to have to go rent it. Corny? Yep, but it looks entertaining as hell.

Max Reddick said...

Thanks for the compliment! And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment.

I did not say it was not entertaining. There is nothing like a absolutely horrible movie on a slow lazy afternoon. You don't have to think; you just have to enjoy and make fun of the pretentiousness of it all.

Kim said...

Okay I'm cracking up. I had never heard of the thing with two heads.

Max Reddick said...

Yeah, it was pretty horrible. But it's also good entertainment when you have nothing to do.

Citizen Ojo said...

Good Looking out on these old films. I'm going to have to check these out!!

Citizen Ojo said...

Hold up!! In Sugar Hill, that older woman is George Jeffersons Mama!! Sugar Hill did look fine though.... ha ha

Max Reddick said...

Yeah, I'm always surprised who turns up in these old movies. But I didn't even realize that was Mother Jefferson until now. LOL

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