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« on: August 23, 2009, 11:25:12 AM »


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072725/


I'm surprised to see this classic doesn't have a topic of its own... (?)


About the movie: what can I say, there aren't many classics like this around: 95% of the cast can't act for shit, the action scenes are as low-budget bad as they could possibly be, most of the character's lines have a tragicomic value, the score is something a child could come up with, the characters themselves are a mockery. Besides that the direction is basic, the screenplay is simple, and the W elements are crude...

But who cares really? Boss Nigger is a wonderful blaxpoitation-flavored W/macho parody.


7/10

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 02:48:14 PM »

I did a review of it here some time back...

http://www.coolasscinema.com/search/label/Boss%20Nigger

I found it to be an average, yet enjoyable popcorn flick. Some of the action scenes were nicely done and some others appeared rushed due to lack of coverage. With William Smith as the lead heavy it was a must buy for me regardless of its shortcomings. It doesn't pretend to be anything more than dumb mindless fun. I couldn't help but be reminded of BLAZING SADDLES throughout.

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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 05:21:01 PM »

It's on youtube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amiUs_fLoio&feature=PlayList&p=B03C532EFAEE77C2&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=38

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009, 04:24:52 PM »

I did a review of it here some time back...

http://www.coolasscinema.com/search/label/Boss%20Nigger

I found it to be an average, yet enjoyable popcorn flick. Some of the action scenes were nicely done and some others appeared rushed due to lack of coverage. With William Smith as the lead heavy it was a must buy for me regardless of its shortcomings. It doesn't pretend to be anything more than dumb mindless fun. I couldn't help but be reminded of BLAZING SADDLES throughout.

I'd say it's not a (W) movie you watch because it's good in a classic sense, but rather to see what they're gonna do. If that what I said makes any sense whatsoever. Cheesy It's like, you know it's a masquerade, but you wanna stay till the end to see if they're gonna embarrass themselves, and most importantly - how. But Boss Nigger balances well and in the end makes an entertaining experience. I didn't catch the Blazing Saddles resemblance, but now that you pointed it out it really does look obvious, though I don't think they themselves had that idea in their heads while they were filming this.

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2009, 04:30:18 PM »

I'd say it's not a (W) movie you watch because it's good in a classic sense, but rather to see what they're gonna do. If that what I said makes any sense whatsoever. Cheesy It's like, you know it's a masquerade, but you wanna stay till the end to see if they're gonna embarrass themselves, and most importantly - how. But Boss Nigger balances well and in the end makes an entertaining experience. I didn't catch the Blazing Saddles resemblance, but now that you pointed it out it really does look obvious, though I think they themselves didn't have that idea in their heads while they were filming this.

Oh, I agree with you. I enjoyed it a bit better than LEGEND OF NIGGER CHARLEY. But then that film is so rare only a (supposedly) cut tv print exists. The sequel is better, though. The BLAZING SADDLES references are in Williamson and Martin entering the town and taking over as sheriff and getting all the racist remarks towards them. These bits are comedic, too, as you know.

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2009, 04:40:10 PM »

Oh, I agree with you. I enjoyed it a bit better than LEGEND OF NIGGER CHARLEY. But then that film is so rare only a (supposedly) cut tv print exists. The sequel is better, though.

I never watched those two but I was actually thinking 'bout it after re-visiting ''da Boss''.

How do you mean it's rare? What's this on YT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtsp-g2e68U


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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2009, 04:49:30 PM »


Jed Clayton: Go ahead and kill me, nigger!

Boss Nigger: ''Mister Nigger'' to you!

Jed Clayton: Go to Hell, Mister Neagger!

Boss Nigger: To Hell is where you're going, this is for Clara Mae!

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009, 05:20:10 PM »

I never watched those two but I was actually thinking 'bout it after re-visiting ''da Boss''.

How do you mean it's rare? What's this on YT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtsp-g2e68U



that's the same print that's been floating around in collector circles for years. There's nothing else at least nothing else that has surfaced. It's a Paramount movie, so it is likely sitting in their vaults.

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2009, 07:09:08 PM »

I had no idea it was hard to find, I thought I just had to ask a couple of people to find it. Ah well, I'll take YT then...

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2009, 07:16:51 PM »

I had no idea it was hard to find, I thought I just have to ask a couple of people to find it. Ah well, I'll take YT then...

There is no complete version of it available, nor a good looking copy of the film. The only available version is the same cut tv print that's been floating around for years. Just because someone uploads the movie to youtube doesn't negate its rarity. What's odd is that the version available retains much if not all of the racial slurs in the film. Tricia O'neil (PIRANHA 2: THE SPAWNING)  is a striking beauty here. The sequel is a bit better. They may have it on youtube as well. Williamson did some other black westerns like the comedy with Richard Pryor ADIOS, AMIGO, the serious western film JOSHUA, TAKE A HARD RIDE with Van Cleef and Jim Brown. I think that's all the westerns he did. I feel like I'm forgetting one, though.

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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2009, 07:48:26 PM »

There is no complete version of it available, nor a good looking copy of the film. The only available version is the same cut tv print that's been floating around for years. Just because someone uploads the movie to youtube doesn't negate its rarity. What's odd is that the version available retains much if not all of the racial slurs in the film. Tricia O'neil (PIRANHA 2: THE SPAWNING)  is a striking beauty here. The sequel is a bit better. They may have it on youtube as well. Williamson did some other black westerns like the comedy with Richard Pryor ADIOS, AMIGO, the serious western film JOSHUA, TAKE A HARD RIDE with Van Cleef and Jim Brown. I think that's all the westerns he did. I feel like I'm forgetting one, though.

You misunderstood me, I wasn't negating its rarity, I just said I didn't (and still don't) know nothing about it. I thought (prior to this topic) it was just a movie like any other, and that I could find it easily by one of those guys that I usually borrow hard-to-find DVDs/movies from. Like I said, couldn't know it since I never watched it, but, since you said this on YT is as good as it gets, and I have no reason not to trust you, I'll proceed straight to good ole YT.

Bloody Hell, they don't have the sequel on YT. I guess nothing on this world is perfect...

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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2009, 07:52:22 PM »

You misunderstood me, I wasn't negating its rarity, I just said I didn't (and still don't) know nothing about it. I thought (prior to this topic) it was just a movie like any other, and that I could find it easily by one of those guys that I usually borrow hard-to-find DVDs/movies from. Like I said, couldn't know it since I never watched it, but, since you said this on YT is as good as it gets, and I have no reason not to trust you, I'll proceed straight to good ole YT.

Bloody Hell, they don't have the sequel on YT. I guess nothing on this world is perfect...

You might like it as much as BOSS NIGGER. It's more or less the same film anyways. I have an original poster for NIGGER CHARLEY, too.

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