David Kirkpatrick

February 14, 2010

DVD recommendation — “Black Dynamite”

Filed under: Arts, Media — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 11:04 pm

Had the chance to watch a pre-release DVD of “Black Dynamite” tonight. It is simply great.

Kung fu treachery? Pool hall fight? Crooked politicians? The Mob? Kung fu action from the 37th President? Count me in.

It’s touted as a cinematic satire of blaxploitation flicks from the 70s, but it goes far beyond mere satire in production and entertainment value. Michael Jai White (creator/co-writer/titular actor) is simply awesome as Black Dynamite, and period details are spot-on. The film was shot in 16mm color reversal and the film stock truly provides the look and feel of a 1970s movie.

Hit this link to head to Amazon for the “Black Dynamite” DVD.