This is a badass action crime thriller all the way, made in 2000 based on the 70's character, you don't need to see the original to enjoy this, the casting is perfect in this movie making it even more of a modern day classic, Samuel L Jackson is perfect as shaft, a great actor who never fails to entertain, when a man is murdered outside a club one night the killer gets off free by some minor technicalities and his high up contacts but shaft decides he will stop at nothing to put him away!! Christian Bale plays the killer (the villain you love to hate) one of his very early roles as a big star and a great one it is too, the movie has a cool soundtrack of course, plenty of great dialogue, some witty comical lines from Jackson, there's plenty of good action and bloody shoot-outs, its an overall easy going cool movie that's a must see especially if your a big Jackson fan.
Blu-ray has a great picture Features include a couple of featurettes and a trailer, Region B, 99-mins, 2000
A good updated shaft movie with the original shaft Richard roundtree making a appearance and a young Christian bale batman it would be nice if there were some more made like the original trilogy. Still a good cop action style movie.
this movie was great in 2000, and it still is. But unfortunelately they have used a cut master for this release. so if u concider buying this, go for the US version, that one is uncut. It's the scene where the 2 corrupt policemen is about to shoot Shaft and Vanessa williams comes behind them, and Samuel Jackson says shoot them, Vanessa shoots first one in the back of the head, and the bullet goes out of his forehead, then shoots the next in the chest.
Like all blu-rays when compared to watching the DVD version or an old video one watching this film is a clearer, more detailed experience and in many cases it's like looking at the film for the first time as the film stock used to transfer to Blu-Ray is usually "worked on" first to get as good a copy as possible. My taste in films may not be the same as yours so if you want to know about this film I suggest that you use the internet to find 2 or 3 reviews by experienced film reviewers and make your judgment whether or not to buy this film. I have watched over 600 films in my life and have a collection of over 200 Blu-Ray's and I rate this one 7/10.