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Sku: 203422531
UPC: 012569678408
UPC 14: 00012569678408
Category Keywords: Action
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"He's a bad mutha..." "Shut yo' mouth!" John Shaft leaps onto the screen in this exclusive Warner Bros. Triple Feature that includes the action blockbusters Shaft, Shaft's Big Score, and Shaft in Africa!

Shaft: "Hotter than Bond. Cooler than Bullitt," movie posters proclaimed. John Shaft was indeed a shut-your-mouth detective to reckon with, a fact emphasized from the film's start by Isaac Hayes' Academy Award-winning Best Original Song and Oscar-nominated score. Richard Roundtree plays the smart, tough, confident lead, a private investigator whose hunt for a kidnapped woman puts him in the middle of feuding syndicates. Gordan Parks directs from a screenplay that Ernest Tidyman (that same year's Oscar-winner for The French Connection) co-scripted from his own novel. John Shaft is an icon of change from an era of change. Today, Shaft still tells it like it is.

Shaft's Big Score: You can't say the mob wasn't warned about John Shaft. "He's a bad dude," a numbers racketeer cautions them. Now Shaft himself will deliver that message in a way New York City's wise guys understand. Richard Roundtree reunites with the director (Gordon Parks) and the screenwriter (Ernest Tidyman) of 1971's trendsetting Shaft for Shaft's Big Score, the second of Roundtree's three movie portrayals of the street-smart, leather-jacketed private investigator. This time, the blown-to-kingdom-come murder of a client plunges Shaft into a case that bounces him like a pinball between the 133rd Precinct and competing mobs. But the players are about to be played in this "rousing and entertaining thriller" (Newsweek).

Shaft in Africa: Go ahead. Slug, drug, kidnap and leave John Shaft buck-naked in a sweltering hellhole. It's still no deal. If you want to recruit this tough-minded Manhattan detective for an overseas assignment, you'd better use a language he understands. One that offers a fat up-front fee. And a drop-dead gorgeous accomplice. Richard Roundtree returns as the indomitable Shaft, who poses as a slave, unmasks the leaders of an Africa-to-Europe slavery cartel and, for good measure, mixes his business with amorous pleasure involving a beautiful princess (Vonetta McGee). The cool-fire impact of Roundtree's performances endures: the actor won the 1993 MTV Movie Award for Lifetime Achievement for his work in the three Shaft thrillers.

"[Shaft] ...Slick, upbeat entertainment...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"[Big] ...a rousing and entertaining thriller...  NewsWeek

Editor's Note
SHAFT: Following the breakout success of Melvin Van Peebles's SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG, Gordon Parks' SHAFT would officially launch the historic Blaxploitation movement. Based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman, the film stars Richard Roundtree as John Shaft, a debonair, tough-talking private detective, who became a full-fledged American archetype after the film was released. Combining street smarts and sharp wit, Shaft is the quintessential black action hero. After battling against Harlem gang kingpin Bumpy Jonas (Moses Gunn), Shaft decides to help rescue Bumpy's daughter from the Mafia. What follows is an action-packed thrill ride through the rough-and-tumble streets of early 1970s New York City.

SHAFT'S BIG SCORE: In this sequel to SHAFT the detective gets caught in the crossfire when a group of competing gangsters start playing hardball for their turf.

SHAFT IN AFRICA: Stirling Silliphant penned this tough, action-packed SHAFT adventure in which the super cool detective goes to South Africa to stop a modern day slave trade.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/6/2008
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 67840
Video UPC UPC: 00012569678408
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Charles Cioffi
Video Cast Info Frank Finlay
Video Cast Info Gwenn Mitchell
Video Cast Info Moses Gunn
Video Cast Info Moses Gunn
Video Cast Info Neda Arneric
Video Cast Info Neda Arneric
Video Cast Info Richard Roundtree
Video Cast Info Vonetta McGee
Video Cast Info Wally Taylor
Video Cast Info Gordon Parks - [Shaft] Director
Video Cast Info John Guillermin - [Big, Africa] Director

Awards


Winner (1994)
   Video Award Name MTV Award, Richard Roundtree, [All] Lifetime Achievement

Winner (1972)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Isaac Hayes, [Shaft] Best Original Score

Nominee (1972)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Isaac Hayes, [Shaft] Best Original Song
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Richard Roundtree, [Shaft] Most Promising Newcomer - Male

Winner (1972)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Isaac Hayes, [Shaft] Best Music, Song

Nominee (1972)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Isaac Hayes, [Shaft] Best Music, Original Dramatic Score

Professional Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times 7 of 10
[Shaft] Gordon Parks's "Shaft" gave us the first really convincing black private eye. Movies about private detectives have always been among my favorites --t hey seem to be better than most other formula movies -- and John Shaft, as played by Richard Roundtree, belongs in the honorable tradition of Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Lew Archer, and company. He belongs because, like them, he keeps no regular company. Private eyes (in the movies, anyway) are loners in a way that defines the word. They live in dingy walk-up offices, sipping bourbon from the office bottles and waiting for the phone to ring. - Roger Ebert
Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Roundtree,Richard
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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