Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blaxploitation Thursday!


Thirty years before, gangster J.D. was caught at the scene of a murder and wrongly accused and killed on the spot by his associates. Thirty years later, J.D.'s spirit gains access to a young man (Ike) during a hypnotist's show in New Orleans. Now Ike (played by Glen Turman. a great actor) is fighting for control of his life as J.D. slowly takes control and begins his quest for revenge.

At first, you feel sympathy for J.D. and hope he gets those responsible, but as the film plays out, you realize just what a psychopath J.D. really was/is and what he's doing to Ike's life and those around him is reprehensible. In another nice turn, Lou Gossett, who plays the man believed to be behind J.D.'s death, becomes a sympathetic character who has turned to God to put his past sins behind him.

This film isn't bloody and isn't really scary, but damn, it's good. Turman is fantastic as Ike and his sudden turns of personality are not only believable, but chilling.

J.D.'s Revenge is a fun film with some fantastic dialogue and really good acting. I have to say, give it a whirl. You'll not only have a lot of fun, you'll miss how cool fashion used to be!

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