Directed by Lee Frost
Written by Lee Frost & Wes Bishop
Cast: Rod Perry, Charles Robinson, Phil Hoover, Edward Cross & Angela Brent

1975/88 mins/Color/Stereo
1.66:1/English/US/NTSC Region 1

Review from the Brentwood DVD

General Ahmed (Rod Perry) is a Martin Luther King figure who wants the black people to help each others. In the eyes of his second in command, the much more radical Colonel Kojah (Charles Robinson), things aren't moving as quickyl as he wish they would. With a small groupe of more extremist soldiers, Colonel Kojah forms his own vigilante mob and want to do the same thing as the white mob... be the king of the streets.

Without a doubt a product of its time, BLACK GESTAPO was also known as GETTHO WARRIORS. How not to love a film where black men are dressing up like nazis, beating up white people, prostitutes and even their owns folks. This is a riot, unintentionally funny, pure 70s cheese mayhem with that typical "wacka-chikka" guitar part of the soundtrack. Yet this is far from the cult classic Blaxploitation I expected it to be. The acting is rather none existent and the fights sequences beyond ridiculous. Director Lee Frost also gave us LOVE CAMP #7 and actually plays the evil white boss in BLACK GESTAPO.

Brentwood Home Video have released BLACK GESTAPO on DVD. If your familiar with Brentwood's DVDs then you know what to expect. This is yet another huge letdown. First of all, the original poster for this movie is simply awesome but they didn't used it. What we've got is one of the worst I've ever seen! The film is presented in a 1.66:1 aspect ratio, the image looks like a 5th generation VHS. There's lots of compression, artifacts, scratches, dust. The audio track is in Stereo but it actually sounds more like a Mono mix then anything else. A remastered 2.0 Dolby Surround track would have been great, especially with such a cool musical score. The movie is separated in 8 chapters, features ugly static menus and comes in a keep case without a booklet or inlay card.




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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2006. ©