Been watching The Deuce. Got me thinking about good Blaxploitation films.
Blaxploitation or blacksploitation is an ethnic subgenre of the exploitation film, emerging in the United States during the early 1970s. Blaxploitation films were originally made specifically for an urban black audience, but the genre's audience appeal soon broadened across racial and ethnic lines.. - Wikipedia
I really like New York as a back drop for a movie, especially when it's old, gritty crime-ridden New York of the 70's/80's before it became a playground for the rich. A lot of films, like the Blaxploitation films seem to be set there.
I know these films aren't generally groundbreaking or rated too well but they've certainly secured their place in cinematic history. They're very of-the-time and are sort of satirized and mocked a lot over the years. I'm hoping to watch maybe 3 or 4 good ones to get a good grasp.
There's the most obvious or more famous film Shaft but I want to see if there's any good gems out there
Superfly came up on my radar as well as The Education of Sonny Carson. This scene had me..
Just watch this man jump a fence at 0.55, lol. Don't f*ck with this guy, sucka!
On a side-note (as were on a GTA forum) I could imagine pre-HD era Rockstar doing a Blaxploitation GTA.