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Shaft (1971) (Criterion Collection, 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray)

English · 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

US Version | Region code  A
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While the Black Power movement was reshaping America, trailblazing director GORDON PARKS (The Learning Tree) made this groundbreaking blockbuster, which helped launch the blaxploitation era and gave the screen a new kind of badder-than-bad action hero in John Shaft (Embassy’s RICHARD ROUNDTREE, in a career-defining role), a streetwise New York City private eye who is as tough with criminals as he is tender with his lovers. After Shaft is recruited to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Harlem mob boss (Amazing Grace’s MOSES GUNN) from Italian gangsters, he finds himself in the middle of a rapidly escalating uptown vs. downtown turf war. A vivid time capsule of seventies Manhattan in all its gritty glory that has inspired sequels and multimedia reboots galore, the original Shaft is studded with indelible elements—from Roundtree’s sleek leather fashions to the iconic funk and soul score by ISAAC HAYES.

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Director Gordon Parks
Actor Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn
Label Criterion Collection
Genre Action
Content 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray
FSK / age rating from age 16
Publication date 21.06.2022
Edition Criterion Collection
Audio English (Dolby Digital)
Screen 16/9
Year of production 1971
Version US Version
Region code A

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  • Am besten selber gucken

    Written on 21. August 2008 by Jérôme Freymond.
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    Ich liess mir sagen, dass der Kult-Streifen der Blaxplotion - "Shaft" - brutal sei. Brutal cool trifft es schon eher. Da habe ich 12 Jahre lang nur den Oscar, Grammy und Golden Globe prämierten Soundtrack von Isaac Hayes (1942-2008) gekannt, und bin nur so geplettet vor Begeisterung! Ein Immergrün der Filmgeschichte.

  • blaxploitation

    Written on 13. January 2005 by motie.
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    ambros seelos und blaxploitation-sounds??? klar, der hatte vielleicht für einen deutschen in den 70ern nicht schlecht den groove ... aber der richtig geile blaxploitation-sound kommt von isaac hayes, james brown und roy ayers ...
    und: the original is still the best! (beim shaft meinich)

  • Shaft!

    Written on 03. November 2003 by romario.
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    Who's the private dick
    who gets all chicks?

  • klassiker

    Written on 18. January 2003 by richard.
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    für mich immer noch der beste der shaft-filme. wer auf die musik dazu steht sollte unbedingt mal die "groove collection"-cd von ambros seelos abchecken. dort hat es einige titel dieser art drauf. blaxploitation-sounds vom feinsten!

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