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The Black Samurai (1977)

Cast: Marilyn Joi, Marilyn Joi, Felix Silla, more...
Director: Al Adamson, Al Adamson
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Studio: BCI, a Navarre Corporation Company
Genre: Action, Blaxploitation, Espionage, Martial Arts
Running Time: 84 min.
Languages: English
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This title is currently out of print.

Cult director Al Adamson's entertainingly cheesy blaxploitation effort stars Jim Kelly as a wealthy agent for the government organization D.R.A.G.O.N. Kelly does the "international spy" bit -- familiar from the James Bond films -- to save his kidnapped girlfriend from a group of Haitian voodoo slavers. The familiar genre cast, including Marilyn Joi, D'Urville Martin (Dolemite), and the diminutive Felix Silla of TV's The Addams Family, should please buffs, while Adamson directs the silly proceedings with uncharacteristic flair despite a typically low budget. Kelly returned with Adamson in Black Eliminator (a.k.a. Death Dimension). ~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Awful by mickeyd November 30, 2007 - 8:33 PM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Blaxpolitation at it's finest. I gave it a six because it's funny to watch. Jim Kelley deserved much better than this. Jammed full of action scenes that seem to have no connection to the storyline.Kelley in a jetpack scene mid film that makes no sense whatsoever. And what's with all the little people henchmen in the final scene. They run upstairs, they run downstairs, they chase Jim Kelley, they run upstairs again. I laughed all through the film, but I don't think it's supposed to be funny.

Before you rent or buy this disc... by Brujaria January 22, 2004 - 11:19 AM PST
9 out of 9 members found this review helpful should know that while it is actually a fairly decent looking budget transfer (ie, not widescreen or remastered), it is the TV print that is missing everything that made the film R-rated in the first place.
As much as I like Al Adamson and Jim Kelly, this disc isn't even worth a rental... Unless you like your trashy exploitation films "sanitized for your protection".

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