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  • Actors: MC Jean Gab'1
  • Directors: Pierre Laffargue
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment (UK) Ltd
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Feb. 2011
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003IN7YQY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,899 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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When his Parisian armored car holdup goes horribly awry, our protagonist Black needs to go on the lam. News from his cousin in Senegal about a stash of uncut diamonds in a poorly guarded bank in Dakar hatches the plan to go on a working vacation that involves a little sightseeing and a lot of mayhem. Genre fans know underground French MC Jean Gab'1 as a villain in District B-13, but with BLACK , he takes center stage and delivers a nouveau-blacksploitation adventure awash in, black magic, African mysticism, mutant arms dealers, gargantuan machete-wielding mercenary armies and a truckload of knuckle-sandwiches.

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2.9 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Feb. 2011
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Shot on location in Paris and Senegal, this film was made on a tight budget and schedule, although looking at the final product you wouldn't realise this too much. When Black loses his team in a bungled armed robbery he has a call from a cousin in Dakar. With a case load of uncut diamonds sitting in a bank vault, he is tempted to travel to Africa with a new team. Of course, things in Dakar aren't the same as in Paris, and everything soon starts to go awry, especially as they aren't the only ones after the diamonds.

There is an element of Voodoo which runs through this film, especially in the last twenty minutes or so, but fortunately it does seem to work within the confines of this.

With a Seventies style soundtrack which is great this is a little tribute to the old blacksploitation movies, and is quite fun to watch. With the lead roles taken by MC Jean Gab'1 and super-hottie Carole Karemera, this is an okay film to watch, and provides some good escapism. Once again the French show how a film can be made without a massive budget, that is quite cool and sassy; it’s about time Hollywood started taking notes. This isn't great by any means but it is a film that you can still enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Damian J. McGrath VINE VOICE on 12 Nov. 2013
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The main plot of the film is that someone has stashed a bounty of diamonds in the local bank, and with poor security in place, Black decides it would be easy to rob and he would then be set forever as the diamonds are worth millions.

As well as Black and his team, there are other parties interested in the diamonds. These include Russian mercenaries, arms dealers, and a crooked bank manager. We also get some African bodybuilders with machetes thrown into the mix along the way. The only good girl on the scene is Interpol Agent Pamela who wants to keep the diamonds safe.

This all turns into an exciting multiple cat and mouse game, and as Black has lost contact with his three friends, he and Pamela have to team together to evade their captors.

What I like about Black is that it exudes style, the script cracks along at a fast pace (think Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels for comparison), and the characters are cool and sexy. This is a smart film, with great action, fighting, chase scenes and more. Make sure you check it out as you won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SBno1 TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 April 2011
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I don't like reviewing the story line as I feel it could spoil the film, so without giving too much away - The story starts with a botched heist which leads to a road trip to another crime.
Whilst the plot throughout is good, the ending falters and leaves you feeling like you haven't had closure. However, this shouldn't put you off the film, it still has something to offer and I get the feeling that with another viewing I might pick up on something that I missed and I may feel better about the ending.

I had the impression early in the film that it was going to be a fantasy film, but this gives way to some good action scenes. MC Jean Gab'1 puts up a convincing performance which in some cases carries the co-stars. Not that the co-stars are bad, just not quite up to par as MC Jean Gab'1.

The film also offers a pretty good soundtrack which gives some atmosphere to the film.
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I would describe this film as Lock,stock and two smoking barrels meets Heat, with a little bit of the book "Exit Wounds" by Shaun Hutson thrown in, but in French. A jewellrey robbery goes wrong, and the main character ends up on the run. Personally, I find it very off putting following a film with subtitles - I tend to miss what's going on in the film whilst I am trying to read the translations at the bottom of the screen. However, there was plenty of action so it wasn't what I would call a dialogue heavy film. I've never heard of the main actor, MC Jean Gab'1, but he's apparently a big fromage in French Rap music. I don't know how much of a say he had in the soundtrack, but I enjoyed the tunes and it made me think of films like Shaft, which I thought fitted this film quite nicely. Perhaps I've been a bit harsh, but I have awarded this three stars - I took one off for the subtitles and one off as it's ok, but no blockbuster.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Truth TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Mar. 2011
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This was an odd film. It seemed to veer all over the place in every way it could. It started off OK but as the film progressed it began to spiral into B-movie madness and the poor acting, poor film making, and poor storyline became more and more apparent with every scene.

The film started off OK - a little 'first time film maker' in places - but bareable. However once it got going it was pretty dire and things soon started to unravel. By the end it just became a joke really; laughable, and not in a good way. The only thing that saved it from being total rubbish was its absolutely amazing Afro-Funk sound track.

Some huge names such as Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Nile Rodgers, Money Mark, and lead actor himself Gab-1 come together to create a 70's style blacksploitation soundtrack that was super fresh and ultra funky. It was shaft for the new millennium and the only thing of note about this film really.

On the whole the film was bareable, with one or two enoyable moments - but sadly too few; I managed to watch it - in two sittings - but if anyone of you have seen the Jamaican films, 3rd world cop or Dance Hall queen, we're talking that level of film making. Terrible - but interesting in its own way because its just so different.

I'm glad I didn't buy Black. But I'm also glad I watched it. There were some nice locations in Dakar, Senegal to be seen and as far as films goes I've seen far worse. Plus, although it didn't really work for me, hats off for being a little different. Also I got to enjoy it's amazing Afro-Funk sound track, which I'm going to try to hunt down and buy..
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