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Topic: shaft

Report to the Commissioner / Harry in Your Pocket

Two great '70s crime thrillers


Thriller

Rod Lott
So ripe were the 1970s for great crime thrillers that we’ve forgotten about a lot of them, through no fault of our own.
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Shaft: The TV Movie Collection / The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: 8-Movie Collection

Get 'Shaft'ed and cry 'U.N.C.L.E.' with these TV sets.


Television series

Rod Lott
Richard Roundtree is there, and so is Isaac Hayes' iconic, Oscar-winning theme, but "Shaft: The TV Movie Collection" isn't quite the "Shaft" of the 1970's feature-film trilogy. The operative word there: "TV," which means little of the R-rated shenanigans that made the character so popular.
 
Friday, September 30, 2011

Big Fresh — Moneychasers

This unconventional genre-swapper will delight fans of complexity, confuse proponents of a sonic status quo.


Eclectic

Jonathan Davis
If a capella; catchy, ska-infused choruses; or an intro bit that wouldn't be out of place in “Shaft” interest you, give Big Fresh a chance.
 
Friday, December 16, 2011

Bobby Fischer Against the World

Search for this one.


Documentary

Rod Lott
It took a 20th-century American to revolutionize a 6th-century board game.
 
Monday, December 19, 2011

Cool Breeze

‘Shaft,’ it is not.


Action

Rod Lott
MGM's marketing campaign for 1972's Cool Breeze played up — if not centered around — a connection to Shaft. That connection? Both were blaxploitation films released by MGM. I guess audiences thought that wasn't enough of a lure, because Breeze is an obscure entry in the genre, just now seeing the light of DVD, courtesy of the Warner Archive archivists.
 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
 
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