DISCO GODFATHER

J. Robert Wagoner, USA, 1979, Vinegar Syndrome, Blaxploitation

The shimmering finale in Rudy Ray Moore’s cycle of Seventies blaxploitation gems -- with a gritty PSA twist.

Rudy wholeheartedly dominates the role of retired cop cum celebrity DJ at the Blueberry Hill Disco. All is beautifully funky, until his nephew flips out on a strange new street drug called “angel dust”. The Disco Godfather vows "to personally come down on the suckers that's producing this shit!", slaps drug dealers, forces the kingpin to inhale his own product through a gas mask, and still finds time to pilot the Blueberry Hill. "Put a little slide in yo' glide," he pleads to the patrons, "put some weight on it!"

The scenes of drug-induced hallucinations and the tour of the hospital’s “PCP ward” hurtle this movie beyond Dolemite, beyond the stratosphere of strangeness and into Coffin Joe territory. Bring your own ambulance!

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Details

  • 93 mins
  • Color
  • 1.85:1

Formats

  • DCP
  • Blu-ray

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