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Warner Archive DVD Releasing A Whole Lot Of Jim Brown Movies This Week

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act March 5, 2012 at 12:10AM

I can't lie. I was overjoyed when I found out the news that this week the terrific DVD-on-Demand label Warner Archive (which has been a big success for Warner Home Video with over 1600 titles so far) will be releasing this week four MGM films made during the late 60's and early 70's starring the my hero, the man's man, Jim Brown..
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I can't lie. I was overjoyed when I found out the news that this week the terrific DVD-on-Demand label Warner Archive (which has been a big success for Warner Home Video with over 1600 titles so far) will be releasing this week four MGM films made during the late 60's and early 70's starring the my hero, the man's man, Jim Brown..

I've said it before and I'll say again and again. There are no black actors any more with the kind of totally honest, hard core masculinity that Jim Brown had on the screen. (O.K. maybe except for Idris) What the hell happened?

But anyway the four films which are coming out on Tuesday are the action adventure film Kenner, the prison crime drama The Slams, the heist caper The Split co-starring Diahann Carroll (one film that I've been wating to come out on DVD for a long time and has become something a minor cult favorite over the years) and unexcpected surprise of the bunch, the 1970 racially charged drama ...tick..tick...tick...

That film, which was obvious rip-off of The Heat of the Night which same out three years earlier, has Brown as the newly elected sherriff in a Southern town and who, of course, finds himself up in a heap of trouble up to his eyeballs with crazy, foaming-at-the-mouth, racist, white people ready to lynch him in a minute. (Sort of like a metaphor for President Obama and those Tea Party nuts)

They just don't make movies like that anymore. But there are no Jim Browns left anymore.


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