Blaxploitation History Month Continues: Our Favorite Blaxploitation Trailers PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Friday, 02 March 2012 11:34

Yeah, we know it's March! But the man, in his continual mission to keep a brother down, gave us the shortest month of the year for "Blaxploitation History Month"! That ain't gonna work for us, so we're takin' as many days as we want from March, and addin' 'em to our month! The saga continues with "Our Favorite Blaxploitation Trailers"

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Coffy (1973): "Nurse "Coffy" Coffin (Pam), seeks revenge against the mob bosses and dope peddlers of the underworld after her younger sister gets hooked on drugs, and her policeman boyfriend is beaten to within an inch of his life by underworld hoods."


Super Fly (1972): "Undeniably exciting" is what Leonard Maltin calls this pioneering film that some say kicked off the entire "blaxploitation" action film genre of the 1970s. When you're born, raised and trapped in the ghetto, you want to get out any way you can -- in this case, it's a Harlem drug dealer trying to set up a retirement fund before he quits the business for good.


Truck Turner (1974): Truck Turner (portrayed by Isaac Hayes) is a former professional football player who becomes a bounty hunter (along with his partner Jerry) in search of a bail-jumping pimp in Los Angeles, California. After a shootout where Truck has to use deadly force to kill the pimp, Turner becomes a marked man and is targeted by hired assassins.


The Mack (1973): Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.


Across 110th Street (1972):

By-the-book black Lieutenant William Pope (Yaphet Kotto) has to work with crude, racist but streetwise Italian-American Captain Frank Mattelli (Anthony Quinn) in the NYPD's 27th precinct. They are looking for three black men who slaughtered seven men—three black gangsters and two Italian gangsters, as well as two patrol officers—in the robbery of $300,000 from a Mafia-owned Harlem policy bank. Mafia lieutenant Nick D'Salvio (Tony Franciosa) and his two henchmen are also after the hoods. Paul Benjamin plays the troubled Jim Harris, who is the last of the surviving robbers; he makes his choice in the emotional climax.


Foxy Brown (1974): When her government-agent boyfriend is shot down by members of a drug syndicate, Foxy Brown (Pam Grier) seeks revenge. She links her boyfriend's murderers to a "modeling agency" run by Steve Elias (Peter Brown) and Miss Katherine (Kathryn Loder). Foxy decides to pose as a prostitute to infiltrate the company, and helps save a fellow black woman from a life of drugs and sexual exploitation. This leads Foxy to a variety of revenge-themed set pieces — often violent and sexual — that range from cremating sex slave dealers to castrating a foe and presenting his severed genitals to his girlfriend.


Five on the Black Hand Side (1973): Not your average "blaxploitation" movie, this movie's tagline was: "Its tagline was "You've been coffy-tized, blacula-rized and super-flied - but now you're gonna be glorified, unified and filled-with-pride... when you see Five on the Black Hand Side."

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