Black Shampoo [DVD] [1976]

Black Shampoo finally struts its way to DVD in a packed release that should please its fans and help the film live up to its much deserved cult classic status. Greydon Clark's 1976 feature is a bad, mean flick that's peppered with outrageous sex, gratuitous chain saws, and enough blow-dryers to make Warren Beatty jealous. This fine film is presented with a quite nice 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen picture and funky mono soundtrack that manages to do justice to the blaxploitation flick. Though the film itself is a find, the extras should be the real selling point, as this disc is packed to the afros with bonus features. The fun starts with a director's commentary, which is sprinkled with stories from the days of old and really hits home the low-budget nature of the flick. Thanks to the help of Mike White from the Cashiers du Cinemart fanzine, the disc comes complete with some fine liner notes along with a slew of text interviews of the cast and director. Also included is a behind-the-scenes photo gallery and an exclusive 2005 John Daniels telephone interview, plus a slew of deleted scenes that are seen here for the first time. So what are you waiting for? It doesn't get any hotter than Black Shampoo, and with this DVD, you'll now be able to retire those old videos and hit the repeat button forever with this sucker.
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Special Features

  • Director Greydon Clark's commentary track
  • Greydon Clark text interview with Cashiers du Cinemart
  • Greydon Clark bio
  • John Daniels text interview with Cashiers du Cinemart
  • Tanya Boyd text interview with Cashiers du Cinemart
  • Behind-the-scenes photo gallery
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Bonus exploitation trailers
  • Deleted scene
  • Easter egg
  • John Daniels 2005 phone interview


Black Shampoo
Greydon Clark has mined almost every exploitation genre from horror (Satan's Cheerleaders) to T&A (Joysticks) to lambada (The Forbidden Dance). Here, he turns his attention to blaxploitation, transforming the mainstream comedy Shampoo into a story about a black playboy (John Daniels) who is both a hairdresser and a skilled fighter. Daniels battles gangsters in brutal fight scenes involving chainsaws and pool-cue impalements. If that isn't enough, the requisite sex, torture, and homophobia are brought in as well. Clark's previous genre foray, The Bad Bunch, had been released to several theaters as Nigger Lover, which should give some clue as to the mentality at work. The director returned to racial themes in 1989 with Skinheads: The Second Coming of Hate. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    John R. Daniels - Jonathan Knight
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    Tanya Boyd - Brenda St. John
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    Joe Ortiz - Mr. Wilson
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    Skip Lowe - Artie
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    Gary Allen - Mr. Wilson

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