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Hell Up in Harlem [DVD] [1973] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]


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  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005N7Z6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,003 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Dunn on 24 July 2009
Format: DVD
A GREAT ACTIONER. NOT DULL. BUT, THE FACT THIS FILM IS A SEQUEL TO B LACK CAESAR SORT OF KILLS IT.
BLACK CAESAR ENDED ON A SHOCKING SCENE AS FRED WILLIAMSONS CHARACTER, TOMMY GIBBS IS BEATEN DOWN BY KIDS WHILST WOUNDED BY A GUNSHOT. IT ENDED WITH HIM STILL AND BLEEDING WHILST JAMES BROWNS AMAZING THEME PLAYS.
PART TWO CONTINUES AND THE BEATDOWN NEVER HAPPENED. HIS DAD FINDS HIM MOMENTS BEFORE THIS HAPPENS.
CHEATED BY THIS, THE FILM CARRIES ON WITH DECENT ACTION AND GUNPLAY. STANDOUT SCENE IS THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER, VERY SLOW AND PAINFUL.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. N. Nixon on 8 Feb. 2007
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This is so politically incorrect it's almost embarrasing. A gangster movie then, now you'd struggle to make something funnier. The lighting, acting, sets and clothes all creak, the plot moves like lightning and people die with a combination of senseless over-acting and low grade tomato sauce splashing about. And - probably since they could - there's the odd bit of gratuitious sex that contributes almost nothing to the story. I rewound one scene where black gangsters emerge from the sea and take over an island owned by white mafia to watch it three times. Beats me how a handful of people on open ground can avoid being hit by many more people in well covered positions....but it's that kind of film.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Some additional information 16 Jun. 2000
By Kyle Jones - Published on Amazon.com
The three movies in this collection are "Black Caesar", "Hell Up in Harlem", and "Bucktown". See the detail pages for the individual movies for further information.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Great sequel to Black Ceasar 2 Jun. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Fred Williamson is the man. He was the sexiest african american actor of the 70's..and still sexy today..:-)
It was a great sequel. The James Brown sound tracks were right on! I would suggest buying the 2 DVD special. It's a great deal. I've seen Black Ceasar and Hell up in Harlem sold for a lot more.
I will always love Fred Williamson. If you are Fred Williams fan..you will like him in One down..two to go" the "Kill Reflex".."Bucktown". I can go on and on.
I own every film that Fred Williamson has been in.
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Good movie, but.......... 23 Aug. 2000
By T. Henderson - Published on Amazon.com
But, not as good as Black Caesar. There was a good deal of action in this film, more than the predecessor, and you can definetly tell that a lot more money was spent on this movie, however it lacked the originality and spontanaity of the first film. The action scenes were better, and the story was very well thought out, but the movie just lacked something. Tommy Gibbs is still a super ... though, and I wouldn't wanna mess with him. "Hell Up In Harlem" just strikes me as a sequel with a LOT of potential, and energy that would have made a fine film, but the tale gets caught up too much in trying to out do the first film, instead of building upon it. ... I think this is a must see for fans of the fisrt film, but don't be surprised if you are disappointed.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The Best Movie of the 70's era! 27 Dec. 1999
By Tommy Gibbs - Published on Amazon.com
Hell Up in Harlem is a truly genius for its time period. The movie showed creativity and plot unparalled in the early 70's. If you love 70's gangsta movies this one is a must!
Black Godfather 3 April 2012
By Jason Kirkfield - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Continuing the Black Godfather theme begun by its predecessor, Black Caesar, Hell Up in Harlem is another starring role for former football star Fred Williamson. Where the first film used Edward G. Robinson's Little Caesar as inspiration, clearly the sequel baselines itself to The Godfather. Parallels abound: a failed hit on the mob boss, a desire to go legitimate, even a one-day wipeout of all rivals. The reverse racism from Black Caesar, prevalant in many period blacksploitation flicks, is here, too, the lynching probably the most gruseome. "I'm gonna send you to Wop heaven!"

Hell Up in Harlem's overt violence predated modern gangsta flicks such as GoodFellas and New Jack City. Unfortunately, the impact here is crippled by the ketchup-packet special effects. The kung-fu set piece is completely unbelievable, while the softcore pornography is painfully misplaced, and the zoo scenes look like home movie footage.

This sequel offers an interesting overlapping sequence to start, à la the second and third Bourne films. And while the father's role has been expanded--Julius Harris did well with the opportunity--the overall arc is less satisfactory than the original, especially the coda which attempts to add some (obviously fictional) credence to the story, in the style of The French Connection. At over an hour and a half, the film seems too long, especially the NY-LA airport chase.

Decent soundtrack and songs by Edwin Starr (the best being Big Papa), but he's no Godfather of Soul.

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