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Editorial Reviews

Black and white unite and are confronted with hatred in two color-line-busting classics from the classic years of exploitation.


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Product Details

  • Actors: Samba Ababaka, Grégoire Aslan, Doudou Babet, Mara Berni, Theo Bipolet
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Something Weird Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 8, 2005
  • Run Time: 171 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BD1LHM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,836 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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26 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Robert M. on January 23, 2007
Why the Academy overlooked this movie, no one knows. A touching story featuring excellent acting and beautiful scenery. Almost as good as listening to Ramone & Frrrrrunkis in the Morning.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rob on August 11, 2007
I don't know what these other reviews are about, but it's not this "Something Weird" edition. Here we have 2 clunkers from the "Grindhouse" genre that make Hershall Lewis look like a genius. "My Baby is Black" is just plain bad. I couldn't sit through the whole thing. I like "bad is good", but this is brutal. "Checkerboard" is more watchable. If you can imagine a french (english dubbed) version of "Mudhoney" (without much nudity), you'll have an idea of the kind of flick this is. This is back-country hickster racial yockel fun. Of course, today's society would never tolerate the language ( the "N" word gets thrown around a lot)and storyline, but it's all to be taken as it was made. I truly believe the intention here is to mock racial insensitivity. I could be wrong (I hope I'm not!). As usual the extras are the main attraction as you get a couple of featurettes that are better than the movies. One is a "mondo" style featurette trying to justify the actual mentality of these films! I won't spoil anything for you, but if bad cinema is your cup of tea, you may want to check this out. Why 4 stars? Because I won't put anyone down that releases rare gems from the by-gone drive-in days.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Meeley on February 18, 2014
This review is for "My Baby Is Black!" only:

The subject of race and sexual relationships is even a hot button topic in our world today, so it was probably almost taboo to broach the subject in the 1960's. Yet, that is what this little French films tries to do. And I stress "tries," because the inept way the subject matter is handled ruins what could have been an interesting and thoughtful drama on the issue.

The story revolves around a young French woman named Françoise (played by Françoise Giret) who falls in love with a black man named Daniel (played by Gordon Heath), as she is forced to deal with some of the unsavory complications interracial coupling brings in the 1960's.

As I said, it is some very heavy subject matter to explore. That's why it is such a shame that very little exploring is actually done on it. Oh, there is a lot of (dubbed in) talking about the struggles and strife interracial couples go through, but very little of it is actually shown until near the end of the film. Much like the college professor here (played by Aram Stephan) does in his class, it's all talk, talk, talk! We are rarely shown Françoise and Daniel actually dealing with the bigotry and racism they complain about and we would expect them to face. They spend much of the film walking around the city and in the bedroom, musing over what it means to be a black man in a white man's world, or how hard it is for an interracial love to survive in those modern times. In a film that is trying to tackle such serious themes, not showing very much of the conflicts within those themes shows an inexperience that borders on the insipid. Like someone telling you what it's like to be in love, without ever having been in love themselves, the film has no spark, heart, or soul.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Muddguts on August 26, 2012
I thought I might be in for a good blaxploitation movie but instead I got a French art film full of poetical dialog, arty camera shots and an avante guard soundtrack. The actors are given nothing to do but dine, sit and talk, take strolls and lie in bed. The film does deliver it's racism is bad message but at a cost of being dull.
I don't fault Something Weird Video for putting this out because they are an incredible company that gives us b and z grade movie fans crap to watch that never would have seen the light of day otherwise. Here is hoping that the 2nd feature, "Checkerboard" is a step up
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aaron on August 27, 2013
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I bought this for a friend because it is awfully entertaining. The dialogue is lifeless yet hilarious, for instance the scene where the interracial couple who are the main characters walk into a all black jazz club (I know it sounds like the intro of a racist joke) The white lady looks at the jazz artists in amazement and says to her potential ebony humper, "Oh my God I had no idea Negros could be musicians? I always viewed them as robots". Yes, a robot that you decided to let into you're magical cave of wonders. So if you're white, and grew up in a house hold that assumed all blacks to be of android/cyborg decent this movie sadly isn't for you As much as I wish we were robots (which would explain slavery and Jay-z able to write raps in his head) we are merely just humans or 1/4 of humans depending on you're grandparents or great grandparents belief system. Buy it, its cheap, its awful, and its scary that someone in Hollywood actually gave this movie the green light.
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