Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Black Gestapo (1975)

Director: Lee Frost

Starring: Rod Perry, Charles Robinson, Phil Hoover, Edward Cross, Angela Brent, Wes Bishop, Lee Frost, Donna Young

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The New Master Race!

Plot: General Ahmed has started an inner-city People's Army to try and relieve the misery of the citizens of Watts. When the locals are put under increasing pressure by Mafia thugs, Ahmed's second-in-command Colonel Kojah asks for permission to start a protection squad to take more direct action. Ahmed fears this protection squad will just turn into a vigilante mob, and his prediction soon proves correct. Will Ahmed be able to wrest control back from the power-mad Kojah, or will he be the mob's next victim?

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? Sure.

#9 on the Black History Month Project 2012

While it's not the outrageous home run the trailer leads you to believe, it is very watchable and fun enough to entertain you for 90 minutes. It's definitely a low budget picture but it delivers a lot of what you'd expect in a standard Blaxploitation flick from the era.

Say, is that Higgins from MAGNUM P.I.?

The bad guy's main henchman (forgot his name) is a real tough guy who likes to smack the local bed bitches...

Don't worry, he gets his (or loses his) real good. There's lots of violence, nudity and all-round badassicity to go around and I was rarely bored for too long. Some of the scenes linger a bit too long as you would expect in a low budget exploitation picture but it's not a deal killer. Fans of the genre are not going to want to miss this one.

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