From the Xenon Pictures library, many classic blaxploitation films have been digitally remastered and made available on HD VOD now. After news of Eddie Murphy starring in the Rudy Ray Moore biopic for Netflix, Xenon seized the momentum and pick now as the time to make these classic films available including:
Disco Godfather, also starring Rudy Ray Moore, now on VOD – and it’s never looked better!
Also starring Carol Speed and Julius Carry, the action-crime gem tells of Tucker Williams (Moore), the rapping owner and main attraction of the Blueberry Hill Disco. An ex-cop with a penchant for head-whacking martial arts, Tucker is called back into action when his nephew (Julius J. Carry III) get hooked on angel dust.
Also available, that classic mesh of humor and horror Petey Wheatstraw. Petey Wheatstraw (Rudy Ray Moore) was born during a tropical storm, and from the moment he took his first breath he could walk, talk and kick a*s. He grows up to become a famous comedian- so famous that his rivals (Leroy and Skillet) can’t handle the competition and plan to do Petey in.
When Petey is killed in a drive-by, Lucifer (G. Tito Shaw) offers Petey his life back, along with unearthly powers, if he will marry the Devil’s daughter (Ebony Wright) and produce a son. Petey agrees to the deal but has other plans.
Also hitting HD VOD, Melvin Van Peebles’ original 1971 classic Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (Film Threat Review).
After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from “the man” with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels in this very early – in fact, it’s widely credited as starting the blaxploitation film category – blaxploitation entry.
Also from Xenon Pictures: the Penitentiary franchise, starring Leon Isaac Kennedy, the original black samurai film Death Force, music documentary Welcome to Death Row, action-drama The Muthers, 1973 horror-comedy favorite Blackenstein (Film Threat Review), and one of the original blaxploitation horror films, Lord Shango.