Dolemite

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Overview

For a movie that is the very definition of low production values, the Xenon Entertainment Group actually saw fit to include some supplemental material on this disc. In recent years the Dolemite films have regained some measure of cult popularity, and star Rudy Ray Moore is regarded as a legend in many circles (he is credited as being the "Godfather of Rap," among other things); therefore, this release makes an attempt to present at least some background material and clean up the film in the process. In addition ...
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Overview

For a movie that is the very definition of low production values, the Xenon Entertainment Group actually saw fit to include some supplemental material on this disc. In recent years the Dolemite films have regained some measure of cult popularity, and star Rudy Ray Moore is regarded as a legend in many circles (he is credited as being the "Godfather of Rap," among other things); therefore, this release makes an attempt to present at least some background material and clean up the film in the process. In addition to a chapter selection screen, you'll find a section entitled "documentary" which is in essence a collection of three clips from the documentary The Legend of Dolemite. These provide background information on Moore as well as the creation of the Dolemite character; they feature interviews with Moore and several prominent members of the hip-hop community who credit Moore as a major influence. The disc also contains a "Trailers" section (featured here are the original Dolemite theatrical trailer, as well as the trailers for The Legend of Dolemite and Shaolin Dolemite). The disc contains a text-based biography of Moore and transcriptions of lyrics from two of his most popular routines, "Shine and the Great Titanic" and "The Signafying [sic] Monkey." Features such as this, while not exactly overwhelming, are proof that the disc's producers have a certain measure of respect for the source material. Especially impressive is the care put into the film's restoration. Even those who remember its theatrical run have never seen it look this good -- virtually all graininess has been removed from the print and the colors are as vibrant as they can be for filmstock originally developed in 1975. The only visual shortcomings are those inherent in the original photography. The sound is a weak 1.0 mono but, again, most of its flaws are due to a poor source recording.
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Special Features

Original 1970s Radio Spots and restored theatrical trailers; Trivia game; Location tour with Rudy Ray Moore; Dolby Surround encoded; Animated menus
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/2002
  • UPC: 000799100622
  • Original Release: 1975
  • Rating:

  • Source: Xenon
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,215

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
D'Urville Martin Willie Green
Rudy Ray Moore Dolemite
Lady Reed Queen Bee
Jerry Jones
Technical Credits
D'Urville Martin Director
Norval D. Crutcher Jr. Sound Editor
Jerry Jones Screenwriter
Rudy Ray Moore Producer, Set Decoration/Design
Nicholas Josef von Sternberg Cinematographer
Theadore Toney Producer
Arthur Wright Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
255. Scene Selections
1. Jail Time [7:19]
2. Opening Credits [6:53]
3. Home at Last [6:28]
4. Hassle by the Man [7:01]
5. Shine [7:07]
6. Pimp's Pad [14:06]
7. Kung Fu Women [14:35]
8. Total Experience [9:29]
9. Showdown [6:39]
10. The Mayor [2:59]
11. The Hospital [4:51]
12. End Credits [1:53]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Extra Features
      Location Tour with Rudy Ray Moore
      Trivia Game
      Restored Theatrical Trailers & Radio Spots
         Dolemite
         The Human Tornado
         Disco Godfather
         Radio Spots
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    RUDY RAY MOORE IS THE MAN!!!

    Like everyone before me said this is very funny! watch it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HALARIOUS!

    you will laugh from begining to end! i have seen this movie more times then any over movie in my life! i dont even want to quote some of the lines you HAVE TO SEE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS! very funny!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    QUESTIONABLY ENTERTAINING!

    Thiz haz got to be 1 of tha most negative, most low budget, most unrealistic, most rediculous filmz in movie history. But at tha same time itz very entertainin'. I dont no why. Tha fite scenez look hella fake, tha actin' iz terrible, but I found myself likin' thiz s**t. I aint gonna lie, some of tha s**t on here iz funny but letz get real. Rudy Ray Moore iz not good actor. They got'em showin' off hiz body on 1 particular sex scene(which almost made me throw up) and he did'nt look in very good pyhsical shape to be showin' off hiz body for a camera or an audiance. I like thiz movie but that iz in no way shape or form an endorsement to go out and purchase thiz on VHS or DVD. To be honest with you thiz movie in my opinion iz ghetto filmmakin' at itz best.

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    Posted April 2, 2011

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