my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   Black Belt Jones
Director:   Robert Clouse
Year:   1974
Genre:   Soul Cinema
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   02.27.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- Darker Than Amber

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
02.27.07Internet Tonight is Jones Family double feature. First up is Black Belt. Damn. I'm once again overwhelmed by awesomeness. Pinky, man... every damn word out of Pinky's mouth is just unbelievable. I love how he calls his enemies communist, i love how he credits his gall to being from New Orleans, and I love how even when he's just stating the obvious he somehow puts an edge on it that makes it hilarious. He ranks up there with my favorite blaxploitation villains of all time.

anyway, I also loved seeing Scatman Crothers act like he's a karate sensei, and his death is amazing. Really the whole movie... it looks a lot cheaper and exploitation-y than some of the other movies I've seen the past few weeks and a lot of its charms come from that. I didn't really appreciate this in the same way as Truck Turner but I think I enjoyed it just as much. Just tons and tons of fun. Seeing it makes me wish I was in town when the Alamo had Jim Kelly here. My copy of the film was full-frame with stutters and sound issues so it'd be great to see theatrically. hopefully at some point, but at least now I've seen it and can count myself as a fan.
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