To celebrate the release of Willie Dynamite – out Dual Format 6th Feb. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video!
HE’S TIGHT, TOGETHER, AND MEAN.
“The hands-down winner of the all-out best blaxploitation movie of the seventies,” declares author and artist Darius James in That’s Blaxploitation! Willie Dynamite may not be as well-known as John Shaft, Sweet Sweetback or Super Fly’s Youngblood Priest, but he certainly deserves to be.
Who is Willie Dynamite? He’s the flashiest pimp in New York – he drives a personalised purple-and-gold Cadillac and wears some of the most eye-catching outfits ever seen on a cinema screen. He wants to be number one, but with the police, the D.A., fellow pimps and a tough-talking social worker on his tail, can a man as arrogant and amoral as Willie D avoid a downfall?
Willie Dynamite competes with the best of blaxploitation on all levels. Roscoe Orman dominates with his central performance – a star turn that’s the equal of Richard Roundtree in Shaft or Pam Grier in Coffy. Multi-award-winning director Gilbert Moses balances action and social commentary as deftly as Gordon Parks, Jr. did with Super Fly. And the score by J.J. Johnson featuring Motown legend Martha Reeves is as catchy as anything composed by Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield or James Brown.
To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the following question?
Can you tell us the name of the actor who starred as John Shaft in the 2000 remake directed by John Singleton?
Please include Willie Dynamite in the subject field and make sure you provide your email address otherwise we can’t let you know you’ve won an awesome prize. For your chance to win limited edition T-Shirts, box-sets, DVD bundles and Blu-ray, check out our ever growing competitions page.
The closing date for entries is February 18th and the winner will be notified by email shortly after. Good luck. If you think you know the answer to the question above, then send your entry to us via the handy little form below.