Black Gestapo

Black Gestapo

Director: Lee Frost

Cast: Lee Frost, Rod Perry, Charles P. Robinson, Phil Hoover

     
 

An interesting (if extremely violent) twist on the standard blaxploitation formula, this crime film deals with a black-militant group, led by Charles P. Robinson, whose members decide to clean up their Watts neighborhood by ridding it of white gangsters. Extreme mayhem follows -- with slimy Caucasian hoodlums being castrated, shot, and flung from windows -- but the… See more details below

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An interesting (if extremely violent) twist on the standard blaxploitation formula, this crime film deals with a black-militant group, led by Charles P. Robinson, whose members decide to clean up their Watts neighborhood by ridding it of white gangsters. Extreme mayhem follows -- with slimy Caucasian hoodlums being castrated, shot, and flung from windows -- but the black heroes begin overstepping their authority. Soon, they are no better than the mobsters and are even goose-stepping and chanting Nazi slogans, leading the community to revolt. Rod Perry stars, and cult pin-up queen Uschi Digard can be seen as a prostitute.

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Even by blaxploitation standards, this is one mean and seedy little affair. The Black Gestapo lives up the offensive potential of its title by cramming every bit of nastiness it can muster into its short running time; veteran exploitation scribes Lee Frost and Wes Bishop pack their tale with an endless stream shoot-outs, bare flesh, fisticuffs and every drop of bad attitude that can be wrung from the subject of race relations. As a result, The Black Gestapo is socially irresponsible but never less than watchable. At its best, it's even inspired in a very twisted sort of way: One memorable highlight involves a rape-happy mobster thug getting his gruesome comeuppance while in the bathtub. The acting is also surprisingly decent for this sort of fare. Rod Perry is a solid if not especially charismatic lead and future Night Court star Charles Robinson chews the scenery with relish as the power-mad Kojah. All in all, The Black Gestapo is likely to alienate most viewers on the strength of its extraordinarily tacky premise alone but curiosity-seekers will find it lives up to its perverse promise.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2003
UPC:
0787364450695
Original Release:
1975
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bci / Eclipse
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:29:00

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Side #1 --
1. The People's Army [11:19]
2. Let's Get In On [10:30]
3. Meet the New Boss [11:03]
4. Gotta Die Sometime [10:33]
5. Basic Training [10:50]
6. General Jive Ass [12:06]
7. A Little R&R [13:01]
8. Vengeance [9:37]

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