Treasures of Black Cinema, Vol. 1 2006 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
A quartet of films hosted by “Shaft” himself, Richard Roundtree! From the birth of cinema, Hollywood produced over 500 “race films” exclusively for all-black theaters with all-black casts. Comics, cowboys and gangsters all found an easy home in these segregated cinemas, and new movie stars were born. Now you can take a close look at four unsung gems of black cinema: The Devil’s Daughter (a tale of island voodoo), Gang War (warring mobsters battle for Harlem’s Jukebox racket), Herb Jeffries in The Bronze Buckaroo(an all-black-cast singing cowboy Western), and finally, Mantan Moreland in a beuatiful copy of Monogram’s Up in the Air, a murder comedy staged at a radio station in the 1940s.
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