Soul Brothas 'n' Sistas, Vol. 3 [DVD]

$3.99
Cardmember Offers

Overview

Special Features

  • Interactive menus
  • Scene index
  • Digitally mastered

Synopsis

The Black Six
Football fans should enjoy this low-budget biker movie starring several of the 1970s' greatest gridiron stars. "Mean" Joe Greene, Carl Eller, Gene Washington, Willie Lanier, and Mercury Morris are among the familiar faces as a gang of Vietnam veterans fights white racists in a Southern town to avenge their dead friend. Rosalind Miles, Mikel Angel, and the Raiders' Ben Davidson (an avid biker in real life) co-star. It's not any better than most of director Matt Cimber's films, but the nostalgia factor compensates for its clumsier moments. Cimber, whose real name is Matteo Ottaviano, went on to direct Pia Zadora in Butterfly. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

The Black Gestapo
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 Digart can be seen as a prostitute. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

South Bronx Heroes
Filmed independently in 1983, Runaways was released in 1985 under two alternate titles, South Bronx Heroes and Revenge of the Innocents. 14-year-old Paul (Brendan Ward) and 11-year-old Michelle (Melissa Esposito) escape the cruelties of foster father Bennett (Martin Zurla). They run off to the nether regions of the South Bronx, but not before Paul has appropriated some photos that will expose Bennett as a kiddie-porn merchant. Inner-city youths Tony and Chrissie (played by real-life siblings Mario and Megan van Peebles) use these photos as part of a blackmail scheme. Ultimately, however, Tony and Chrissie turn out to be good kids and help bring Bennett to justice. So much ad-libbing occurs onscreen in Runaways that Mario Van Peebles is given an "additional dialogue" credit. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Velvet Smooth
Johnnie Hill plays Velvet Smooth in this soft-core crime meller. The slinky Ms. Smooth is head of a private detective agency, specializing in protecting the unprotectable. Her current client is in deep with a murderous numbers racket. So Velvet Smooth goes undercover (and occasionally under covers) to smash the ring. An "R" rating hardly covers it. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Image coming soon
    Gene Washington - Bubba Daniels
  • Image coming soon
    Carl Eller - Jr. Bro. Williams
  • Image coming soon
    Lem Barney - Frenchy LaBoise
  • Image coming soon
    Rosaland Miles - Ceal
  • Image coming soon
    John Isenbarger - Moose King

Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.