Black Dynamite

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  1. MarlboroTestMonkey7 says:

    Hmmm! Anaconda Malt Liquior

  2. gobo says:

    Folks on AICN and JoBlo.com gleefully report from Sundance that the movie fully lives up to the amazing trailer. And yes, all of the “elements of blaxploitation” are in it, including a boom mic that wanders into shots and audibly hits Black Dynamite in the afro.

  3. RobDubya says:

    @Nina

    Regarding Barack Obama, check out the following link and click on the 3rd video…

    http://www.blackdynamite.com/media/videos

  4. Idle Tuesday says:

    @ Joe in Australia,

    Not when you’re using $5000 cars and $100 suits!

    (my fav. line)

  5. robulus says:

    I LOVE the fact that he is actually named and addressed “Black Dynamite”.

  6. Purly says:

    Don’t forget the cheesy music and “black speak”.

  7. OCNCTY says:

    Wow. Wow!!!

  8. Enormo says:

    Damn smack! Talk back! Butt crack! Amtrak! Guaranteeeeed to put yo ass in traction!

    WANT.

  9. pxlpig says:

    All I can say is long live Rudy Ray Moore.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2008/oct/21/local/me-moore21

    I’m sure an advanced screening of:

    Dolemite
    Dolemite II The Human Tornado
    Shaolin Dolemite

    will make more of the references in Black Dynamite recognizable.

  10. Bender says:

    Two million? A steal. Makers must be getting some sweet royalties.

  11. Anonymous says:

    ^When I said ^
    “Michael Jai White and porn stars making real film debuts”
    I meant to say
    “Michael Jai White, and porn stars making real film debuts” (with a comma)
    Because I liked him in Spawn, and then in Undisputed 2. I’m trying to get people to call me “White Michael Jai” but I gotta hit the gym for a couple of years first.

  12. slida says:

    This looks awesome. I lol’d, literally.

  13. maturin says:

    It really does look funny….but you have been Bamboozled…..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboozled

  14. lichnor says:

    Sounds like there is some great music in this movie.

    I noticed quite a few 1970′s KPM Library Studios music.

    The very first song you hear is “Base Line” by Syd Dale. Here is the song in it’s entirity to listen to…..

    http://www.divshare.com/download/6364988-7d4

    great great music.

  15. adam says:

    WANT WANT WANT!!!!

  16. Fred H says:

    The drug czar’s best dealer is a guy in a powdered donut suit? Awesome.

  17. jeremyhogan says:

    @Keeper Yeah, it’s a look alike. Bob Keeshan–the real Cap’n as well as Clarabelle from Howdy Doody–died in 2004.

    http://www.americanprofile.com/asset/file/art/58/19758/87y388.jpg

    If that pic ain’t pimp, I don’t know what is.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Looks great. Michael Jai White and porn stars making real film debuts, it can’t go wrong. And if there is no cameo by Snoop or Andre 3000 I will like it even more.

  19. deusdiabolus says:

    I just want to go on record as saying I encourage giving Michael Jai White as much film work as possible. Because he is chock full of awesome.

  20. W. James Au says:

    RE: Rudy Ray Moore, here’s an interwebs classic: Back in 2000, gamer celeb Sean Baby accompany Old Man Murray’s Erik and Chet (now writers at Valve) on a kind of vision quest to find the blaxploitation hero. Being gamers, they also seek to enlist his support in their war against snob game designer Roberta Williams. Don’t ask, just read:

    http://www.seanbaby.com/cleveland/part2.html

  21. brownhb says:

    AGH! I was at Sundance and waited in line FOREVER to see this. We actually purchased tickets in the wait line. . .only to be told there was no room left :( At least it’s getting some press though, I’d be sad if I never got to see it.

    also missed out on the “fight smack in the orphanage” free shirts. such a crappy day!

  22. Sean Blueart says:

    Yep, the big giveaway to the bogus Captain Kangaroo was the width of the white striping on his red suit, which is 3 times wider than the real Captain had.

    Thing is, more cheese does not a better pizza make.

    I don’t know why the hell I just said that.

  23. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Michael Jai White and porn stars making real film debuts

    Are you suggesting that Universal Soldier: The Return, The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie and Undisputed II: Last Man Standing aren’t real films? Michael Jai White’s filmography has more colons in it than the Museum of Gastroenterolgy’s specimen room.

    • mellowyellow says:

      i don’t think you noticed the latter part of the comment. “…and porn stars making real film debuts” he’s saying the film features Michael Jai White, as well as real-film debuts by porn stars. There were 2 porn stars i recognized. the black chick in the bed scene at the beginning who spoke first, and the nurse.

  24. ryuthrowsstuff says:

    If the full movie hews as close to the classic blaxploitation movies as that trailer did, with the same tongue in cheek approach, it should be amazing.

  25. Bemopolis says:

    It’s like Rudy Ray Moore never died. **snerfle**

  26. nina says:

    a) Captain Kangaroo in a Blaxploitation film = WIN!!

    b) With our president now being a total stand-up buthah with one hot babe for a wife, and one of the key criticisms of Blaxploitation films in the ’70s being the example it set for young African American men (aspire to be a pimp versus a president), this seems like it’ll be a nice full-circle kind of a nod to this dogma of the past living in the past… and going into the future with a big phat “screw you, doubters!” heads-held-high smile. :)

  27. rasz says:

    I just cried a little while watching the trailer, so funny

  28. Big Ed Dunkel says:

    Chuck Norris could take out Black Dynamite.

  29. Anonymous says:

    # White people by the pool: Every one of those ['70s blaxploitation flicks] depicted white people beside a swimming pool. We actually had that scene, but we cut it. A lot of times they were older character actors.

    But they put that scene in the trailer anyway, not that I’m complaining.

  30. decryption says:

    The trailer is encoded at 15fps, so it’s all jerky :(
    The film nerd in my is angry!
    However, the content looks amazing and I can’t wait for it to hit Australian shores (probably via a film festival or DVD import rather than any sort of cinema release).

  31. abenamer says:

    This might have been a lot funnier a decade ago… It just seems to be a cultural laggard.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      It just seems to be a cultural laggard.

      When done well, blaxploitation, like Jane Austen, is never out of date.

  32. eustace says:

    I’m unsurprised that Sony snapped it up like that. They jumped on The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, too. ;)

  33. eustace says:

    If it lives up to the trailer… (and the buzz says it is so)
    Something to look forward to, and hopefully to get Utoob nibbles of as we wait for release.

  34. arkizzle says:

    You gonna wake up the resta tha bitches!

  35. Jack says:

    Actually, Black Dynamite is responsible for making “Barry” President:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2raHizWcapY

    Also, I’ve seen lots of crappy parodies and satires. Holy crap has comedy film gone down the tubes. But if this film can live up to the trailer… It’s like a new Airplane

  36. circa86 says:

    Gosh Damn!! I can’t wait for this to make sweet lovin’ to the theaters.

  37. Keeper of the Lantern says:

    No way that’s actually Captain Kangaroo. Didn’t he die in about 1979?

  38. Joe in Australia says:

    I so want to see this. But how can they make any money if they sell it for $2 million? Doesn’t it cost a lot more than that to make a movie?

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