Mandingo [Blu-ray] [1975]

  • SKU: 29403478
  • Release Date: 10/27/2015
  • Rating: R
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Richard Fleischer directed this lurid historical drama based on the novel by Kyle Onstott. The story begins on a run-down plantation lorded over by Warren Maxwell (James Mason) and his son Hammond (Perry King). Hammond travels to New Orleans where he buys a top-of-the-line slave, Mede (Ken Norton), at an auction. Hammond is proud of his purchase, hoping to bring in money by training Mede to fight his other slaves. Hammond returns with Mede to the plantation, where he has to contend with his sex-crazed wife Blanche (Susan George). Hammond looks upon Blanche as damaged goods since he discovered her to not be a virgin on their wedding night. Instead, Hammond prefers erotic pursuits with his slave Ellen (Brenda Sykes). Blanche licks her lips at the sight of Mede, and seduces him to get revenge on her husband. Blanche soon becomes pregnant and gives birth to a half-black baby. Enraged, Hammond comes after Blanche, poisons her, and then the child bleed to death before going after Mede. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • James Mason
    James Mason - Maxwell
  • Susan George
    Susan George - Blanche
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    Richard Ward - Agamemnon
  • Brenda Sykes
    Brenda Sykes - Ellen
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    Ken Norton - Mede

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    I went to watch this did when it first was released as a movie. Being a young man in my teens the movie left my friends and myself very much unsettled and angry. Now that I have had the chance to review this dvd, thanks to Best Buy finding it for mr, I cone away with a much better understanding and could put some demon's to rest.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



    In searching for this movie for many years, I also teaching my grands about Black history. Mandingo is a eduacational film to review for the average black youth in today society. Best Buy is the only place after 15 years of searching that had this movie in stock. The movie itself helped me teach the younger generation about there heritage.

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