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"Cool Breeze" - Another Blaxploitation Classic Coming Out On DVD

by Sergio
July 7, 2012 11:40 PM
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Slowly but surely, those wonderful blaxploitation classics from yesteryear (the early to mid 1970's) are being released on DVD and soon the 1972 MGM heist film Cool Breeze will join the list.

The DVD-on-demand specialty label Warner Archive will release the film on DVD July 17th 

Starring Thalmus Tasulala, Raymond St. Jacques, Lincoin Kilpatrick, Judy Pace and Pam Grier in a small role, the film deals with a team of criminals who band together to rip off THE MAN in order to establish a bank in the community..or maybe just to keep it for themselves

The film was actually a blaxploitation remake of John Huston's classic 1950 heist film The Asphalt Jungle and no one in the right minds would say that Cool Breeze is even remotely within a 100 mile radius of being anything like Huston's film. But it is a hell of a lot of fun and nostaglia. 

Here's the trailer

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  • Slice | July 8, 2013 4:41 AMReply

    Oops---I meant to say that not ALL films slapped with the "Blacksploitation" label were cheap, schlocky low-budget flicks---sorry!

  • Junebug | July 10, 2012 11:09 PMReply

    Umm...did they just take 2:46 to show us the whole movie?

  • Cinexa | July 9, 2012 12:23 PMReply

    The key is that the movies were being made and people were working. Some were good, some were bad. As long as people are making movie, somebody is gonna make bad ones. The more we make, the more good ones we will get. Hell , everybody cant be a terrible filmmaker.

  • cinexa | July 9, 2012 12:25 PM

    BTW, I loved this movie.

  • No | July 8, 2012 3:22 PMReply

    Other than "Shaft" and "Sweet Sweetback", and a few others ("Sparkle", I can't say I look forward to these films. I tend to find them cheap in regard to production values (shabby locations, bad lighting and camera works and composition, etc), badly acted with hackneyed plot. I love watching Pam Grier because she's a beautiful black woman, but the acting is so bad in these film. It seems that gifted black filming died during this period and didn't really come back to the mid 1980s with the emergence of Lee's "She's Gotta Have It." There are very few gems that came out the 1970s era of blaxploitation -- and I guess that's why they call it blaxploitation. Now, people enjoy relegating into the realm of "bad cinema," films so schlocky you have to love them anyway.

  • slice | July 8, 2013 4:38 AM


    Oh, c,mon---there were a lot of low-budget schlocky white films that came out back in the '70's--like Gator,the "Women in Cages" flicks---also, ALL movies slapped with the "blaxploitation" label were well-made dramas that weren't about pimps,prostitutes and making fast money. There were also good films like Five On The Black Hand Side,Black Girl, Together Brothers, The Angel Levine, The Landlord, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (an excellent TV movie) Amazing Grace, Cornbread and Me, Trick Baby, Car Wash, Greased Lightning,Which Way Is Up? Blue Collar, Hammer, Report to the Commissioner---these were all very good films and not schlocky in the least. People tend to stereotype '70's black films and assume that they were all like Superfly, Shaft, or Willie Dynamite knockoffs, which wasn't the case.

  • YR- | July 8, 2012 1:16 PMReply

    OMG!!! Excitement!!

  • Trent | July 8, 2012 11:27 AMReply

    Cool Breeze was a good movie. I think it's underrated because it's not one of the more well known blaxploitation flicks. I have a poor, bootleg DVD copy so I'll definitely be picking this one up.

  • LeonRaymond | July 8, 2012 2:09 AMReply

    I always loved that line "THE MAN" do we still have "THE MAN" or is he now "JUST THE WHITE MAN"

  • George Otwori | July 8, 2012 12:57 PM

    As the intellectual Bell Hooks says we all live in a "White Supremacy-Capitalist-Patriarchy. Were all responsible in some way for perpetuating ongoing oppressive system.

  • Neziah | July 8, 2012 12:21 AMReply

    I didn't really like this one, but I suppose I'll give it another chance.

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