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Car Wash (1976)

A close-knit group of black employees at a Los Angeles car wash have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt one day,...

Melinda (1972)

A slick, smooth-talking, womanising young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, though, when...

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)

When fellow narcotics agents (and brothers) Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson disappear during an undercover mission in Hong Kong, Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson) travels...

SuperFly TNT (1973)

Harlem hustler Priest (Ron O'Neal) is back in a sequel to the hit Superfly (1972). This time, he is persuaded to leave his Rome hideout, where...

TNT Jackson (1974)

A young karate expert searches for her brother's killer in Hong Kong. Diana 'TNT.' Jackson Jeanne Bell Charlie Stan Shaw Elaine Pat Anderson Sid Ken Metcalfe Dynamite Wong Chiquito Director Cirio H. Santiago

Black Eye (1974)

Shep Stone (Fred Williamson) is a cheap, affable, and forever in debt Los Angeles-area private eye and former Los Angeles cop. After the funeral of a silent...

Shaft’s Big Score (1972)

Richard Roundtree and Moses Gunn returned in the sequel to the huge blockbuster Shaft (1971), which kicked off the early 1970s blaxploitation craze and inspired...

Black Belt Jones (1974)

Having pulled off a major box-office coup with Enter the Dragon (1973), producers Fred Weintraub and Paul Heller were denied the services of their recently...

Shaft In Africa (1973)

Richard Roundtree returned once more as the super-cool black private eye in this second sequel to the Blaxploitation classic Shaft (1971). With a screenplay by Stirling Silliphant - who...

Friday Foster (1975)

A photographer discovers a plot to assassinate one of her subjects, the wealthiest black man in America, and faces a nerve-wracking race against time...

Hammer (1972)

Tough guy Fred Williamson's breakthrough movie was this below average blaxploitation crime thriller produced by drive-in movie king, Al Adamson. Williamson plays BJ Hammer, dock...

Black Samson (1974)

Nightclub owner Samson (Rockne Tarkington) does his best to keep his neighbourhood clean of crime and drugs. He is assisted in this endeavour by...

Bucktown (1975)

Duke Johnson (Fred Williamson) returns to the small southern town of Buchanan ("Bucktown") - a sleazy town that attracts low rent tourists because of...

Truck Turner (1974)

A bounty hunter goes after a criminal and in the ensuing pursuit, the fugitive is killed. The lover of the dead crook swears vengeance and...

Trouble Man (1972)

Twentieth Century-Fox's answer to the black action cycle initiated by MGM's Shaft (1971) was this crude and violent underworld melodrama. In the hope of reproducing the...

Sweet Sweetback’s BaadAssss Song (1971)

Almost certainly the most important feature in the history of black filmmaking in the US, this is an angry riposte to the stereotypical characters...

Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off (1973)

Black Vietnam vet/urban warrior Slaughter (Jim Brown) returns to avenge the murder of his mother and father by gangsters, led this time around by...

Slaughter (1972)

Vietnam veteran Slaughter seeks revenge for his parents' murder and is arrested for killing the gangster he thinks is responsible. However, the cops tell him...

Shaft (1971)

The flood of Blaxploitation pictures continued in 1971 with Shaft, in which Richard Roundtree played the eponymous black private eye hired to find Marcy, the...

Mack, The (1973)

One of the most popular of all the blaxploitation movies, this followed in the bloody wake of Shaft (1971) and, if anything, is even...

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Space Patrol

1 9 6 3 -  1 9 6 4 (UK) 39 x 30 minute episodes Usually overlooked, this superior children's puppet series from the early sixties is...

Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

Following The Ipcress File (1965) and Funeral in Berlin (1966), producer Harry Saltzman turned to up-and-coming British director Ken Russell to direct Billion Dollar Brain and wound up with the...

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 8 (USA) 22 x 30 minute episodes Captain Power was the first TV series to integrate live action, CGI...

Yakity-Yak

1 9 5 6 (UK) McDonald "Mac" Hobley introduced ITV's Yakity-Yak - a panel game that would attract little support from the Women's Lib group. It...

Tony Rome (1967)

The magnificent shots of Miami Beach, Florida, capture most of the interest in this slick private-eye tale. Frank Sinatra as ex-cop Tony Rome is fine,...

Steve Miller Band, The

Steve Miller was born in Wisconsin in 1943 and raised in Texas where, at the age of 12, he formed his first group -...

Ellen Foley

Doe-eyed St Louis singer/actress Ellen Foley was at the musical mercy of men in the late 70s and early 80s. Jim Steinman plucked her from...

Some You Win

1 9 8 4 (UK) This 30-minute Saturday night programme from Granada Television took a look at life's winners and losers. It might be a champion...