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Foxy Brown [SteelBook] [Blu-ray]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 May 2015
When her boyfriend is murdered Foxy Brown goes undercover as an escort to get her revenge on those responsible.

Maybe the best of the 70's female blacksploitation pictures. Pam Grier is brilliant in the lead and really goes for it giving the role her all. The vigilante plot isn't all that original but highly entertaining none the less, something is always happening so pacing is actually really good and its 88mins passes quickly enough. Supporting roles are pretty much stick figures, for instance what happened to Claudia, however the boyfriend & brother have a better character arc, all do a very decent job and are easy to watch, the Willie Hutch soundtrack is excellent and really adds the over the top and fun atmosphere, there is also a brilliantly funny scene with the judge in a hotel room. The one issue with the film was the groping scene, when Foxy is tied up with the two sleazeballs at the farm, it just goes on a little too long and a bit uncomfortable in what is a "fun" vigilante picture.

Definitely one of the best of Pam Grier's blacksploitation films, a sassy, fun, enjoyable film that will have the audience cheering on our heroine, except the authorities here in Britain that is, when in the 80's they thought it should taken from the shelves as a section 3 nasty, ah the good old days!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 18 July 2013
In the cold light of day Foxy Brown is terrible. The action is awful, the acting isn't much better and its beyond dated. Yet, that doesn't make it a bad film. This is because Jack Hill has made this film with such a lack of cynicism. When there's lines like: "I'm a black belt in karate" Foxy smashes her over the head with a chair. "Yeah, well I'm a black belt in bar stools", it's pretty hard not to have fun. Foxy Brown is the perfect capsule of 70s action, and Pam Grier has buckets of charisma, enough to mask any lack of raw talent. Of course its full of soulful cool of 70s black culture and is in possession of a killer soundtrack. Although hard to justify to young audiences, this raw, low budget quality is what makes the whole thing so endearing and so much fun.

Another great blu-ray mastering from Arrow Films.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2014
I'm a Pam Grier fan so I got this film.
If you want a good laugh get this film, there's some nice looking afros too
The acting is all kinds of funny.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 25 March 2004
Its slightly dated, but if you like your funky, big afro's, charlie's angel, bullets flying, chicks fighting..then you'll love this film. Pam Grier is the funky soul queen anyways, so thats worth a look.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
After seeing Jackie Brown a couple of weeks ago and loving it, I decided to see the other films Pam Grier had done in the past. `Foxy Brown' is the second blaxploitation classic that I saw of her (first being White Mama, Black Mama), and it just blew me away. Though the script is flawed, and has some unrealistic characters, this only adds to the fun, campy nature of the film. The opening sequence rivals those of the James Bond films.

`Foxy Brown' features a brilliant lead performance from the hypnotically attractive Pam Grier, whose federal agent boyfriend is gunned down, and who sets out to fight for revenge and justice where the System has failed her and at the same time is matched at every turn by Antonio 'Huggy Bear' Fargas as her no-good younger brother. The rest of the performances are variable, and the budgets of these things did tend to preclude brilliant method actors! Jack Hill's direction keeps things ticking over nicely and the screenplay swings wildly between shock-horror tactics, tongue-in-cheek theatricality and even the occasional stab at gut-level farce.

In short, it's all very entertaining stuff. Fans of `The Hills Have Eyes' will be interested to see a small supporting role for Russ Grieve (Bob Carter in the aforementioned Wes Craven classic) as a corrupt high-up with a naked redhead on his knee, and Bob Minor turns in a sympathetic performance as the Black Panthers-styled vigilante that is light years away from his banal turn in `Carnel Madness' as the stereotypical sex-crazed vaudeville black. The funky score is another bonus that doesn't hurt a bit.

Foxy Brown is a definite must-see. The camera is certainly in love with her. Definitely one of the best, and most enjoyable blaxploitation films I've seen thus far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2014
The item came really fast, in perfect condition.Everything is as described.Picture quality is great.This movie is classic, really good DRIVE-IN flick from late 70's.The price is cheap so, I recommend it!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Pam Grier is basically one hot mama in this movie, as she was pretty much through all the 70's when she did most of her classic movies, great actress, Foxy Brown is to be honest cheesy of course with bad acting etc. but that's what makes it so much fun, its your typical revenge theme story, great cast (look out for Sid Haig who tends to pop up in most Pam Grier movies) plenty of action (mainly fist fights) plentiful nudity as you expect from most of these type of movies, if this era is your thing certainly check it out.
The arrow Blu-ray is great with plentiful features (nice steelbook too)
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
There's a lot of debate as to which is the better Pam Grier movie - Coffy or Foxy Brown? Personally i'd say Coffy is the better film, the pacing,acting and story are slightly stronger and it is also slightly less hokey than Foxy Brown but hey! this is blaxplotation it's about entertainment not realism!

Actually Foxy Brown was devised to be a sequel to Coffy but the director Jack Hill changed his mind at the last minute and the script was hastily rewritten to be an original movie instead. Grier is again completely badass in this and if it wasn't for her the film wouldn't be half as good. The supporting cast are pretty decent for the most part including the legendary Antonio Fargas ( Starsky and Hutch) and Terry Carter ( Battlestar Galactica) The rest of the supporting roles are filled by some dodgy actors but it all adds to the fun. The title sequence to the movie alone is worth the purchase and comes off as a blaxplotation riff on the james bond titles!

A final mention must go to Willie Hutch's excellent score, check out the CD as it's one of the best blaxpotation s/tracks out there
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on 1 August 2015
Nobody did the female side of Blaxploitation as well as Pam Grier and this is a hugely entertaining - and surprisingly violent - example.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 13 August 2013
Great Job! Thanks Arrow! Pam's Foxy Brown is now in my Blu-Ray Collection right next to Shaft. In excellent quality and with heavy special features.
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