Black Dynamite

White, Michael Jai

SKU: 043396330603

UPC 043396330603
Release Date 2010-02-16
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 84
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis [White is] a pretty amazing fight choreographer and martial a marvelous and acrobatic display of the gifts of a born action starCinematographer Shawn Maurer gives the film an appropriately high contrast and supersaturated style that makes it seem vintage.[A]n enjoyable celebratory ode to a fiercely entertaining counterculture-inspired genre.[N]o other homage to date has matched the zeal of this film...3 stars out of 4 -- Technical expertise has been used to meticulously reproduce such details as oversaturated color scheme, bonus camera moves, smash cuts to closeups on big lines and dramatic camera angles.3.5 stars out of 5 -- White and his collaborators, especially director Scott Sanders, must have watched and re-watched every blaxploitation movie ever made a hundred times to get the style, tone and production limitations of those old camp classics so unerringly right.[T]he clever new spoof BLACK DYNAMITE justifies its existence with amazing cultural specificity and uncanny attention to detail. -- Grade: B+BLACK DYNAMITE blends satire, nostalgia, and cinema destruction into a one-of-a-kind comedy high. -- Grade: AThe city streets explode into violence when The Man kills Black Dynamite's (Michael Jai White) brother in this seamless recreation of the blaxploitation classics of the 1970s. He was the best agent that the CIA ever had, but these days Black Dynamite only answers to one boss -- himself. When The Man ices Black Dynamite's brother, starts pumping heroin into the local orphanage, and floods the ghetto with a secret weapon disguised as common malt liquor, the car chases, gunfights, and shirtless brawls that follow prove wild enough to make even Dolemite green with envy.3.5 stars out of 4 -- [A] fun, exciting, and clever recreation....It's self-aware but intelligent...3 stars out of 5 -- There's love in the detail: the intrusive soundtrack, hammy plot, atrocious acting and botched continuity. These raise laughs, as do the best lines...4 stars out of 5 -- Anchored by Michael Jai White's superb display....As gripping as SHAFT and SUPER FLY, the kung fu delivers...The opening minutes of BLACK DYNAMITE overflow with unmistakable markers of the heyday of blaxploitation...4 stars out of 5 -- [T]his is the sharpest genre celebration/deconstruction in years...
Cast Jenny Wiener Steingart (Producer)
Miguel Nunez (Star)
Bokeem Woodbine (Star)
Adrian Younge (Composer)
Mike Starr (Star)
Byron Minns (Screenwriter)
Scott Sanders (Screenwriter)
Tommy Davidson (Star)
Brian McKnight (Star)
Chris Spencer (Star)
Michael Jai White (Star)
Kym Whitley (Star)
John Salley (Star)
Mykelti Williamson (Star)
Jon Steingart (Producer)
Buddy Lewis (Star)
Nicole Sullivan (Star)
Kevin Chapman (Star)
Byron Minns (Star)
Tucker Smallwood (Star)
Arsenio Hall (Star)
Scott Sanders (Director)
Byron Minns (Story)
Michael Jai White (Story)
Darrell Heath (Star)
Obba Babatunde (Star)
Michael Jai White (Screenwriter)
Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Star)
Richard Edson (Star)
Shawn Maurer (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Filmmaker Cast commentary Making-of featurette The Comic-Con experience Deleted & alternate Scenes The '70s: back in action featurette Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, French
Language English
Weight 0.18000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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