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Willie Dynamite (1974)

Thursday 19th January 2017

Transferred from original film elements by MGM, the classic blaxploitation crime drama Willie Dynamite is released on Blu-ray by Arrow Films on 6th February 2017.
Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala, Joyce Walker, Roger Robinson, George Murdock
Gilbert Moses
David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck
Arrow Video
1 hour 42 minutes
06/02/2017

The hands-down winner of the all-out best blaxploitation movie of the seventies, declares author and artist Darius James in That's Blaxploitation! Willie Dynamite may not be as well-known as John Shaft, Sweet Sweetback or Super Fly's Youngblood Priest, but he certainly deserves to be.

Who is Willie Dynamite? He's the flashiest pimp in New York he drives a personalised purple-and-gold Cadillac and wears some of the most eye-catching outfits ever seen on a cinema screen. He wants to be number one, but with the police, the D.A., fellow pimps and a tough-talking social worker on his tail, can a man as arrogant and amoral as Willie D avoid a downfall?

Willie Dynamite, released on Blu-ray by Arrow Films on 6th February 2017, competes with the best of blaxploitation on all levels. Roscoe Orman dominates with his central performance a star turn that's the equal of Richard Roundtree in Shaft or Pam Grier in Coffy. Multi-award-winning director Gilbert Moses balances action and social commentary as deftly as Gordon Parks, Jr. did with Super Fly. And the score by J.J. Johnson featuring Motown legend Martha Reeves is as catchy as anything composed by Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield or James Brown.

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
  • Original 1.0 mono audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Kiss My Baad Asss, a guide to blaxploitation hosted by actor and musician Ice-T, and featuring interviews with Richard Roundtree, Melvin van Peebles, Isaac Hayes and others
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector s booklet containing new writing on the film by Cullen Gallagher
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