Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Black Gestapo (1975)

The Blaxploitation genre film often employed some really quite strange ideas but maybe one of the oddest was in The Black Gestapo. It starred Rod Perry as a black gang leader who forms an army to defeat the mob in his neighbourhood (and who are basically busting his ass). He is usurped by one of his officers (Charles Robinson) who uses Nazi methods and techniques to strengthen his grip on the city.

Funky Jive talking Nazi stormtroopers then, you wouldn't get away with that kind of thing these days - and it is a wonder they did in 1975 to be honest!

So is the film any good? Not really, it is all rather shoddy with numerous poorly choreographed fight scenes and gratuitous nudity. The sheer weirdness of the premise of the film is the only real reason to see it. Well it is enough I suppose.