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Black Shampoo (1976)

John Daniels , Tanya Boyd  |  R |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: John Daniels, Tanya Boyd, Skip E. Lowe, Joe Ortiz, Anne Gaybis
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Anamorphic, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: VCI Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 15, 2005
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00075145S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,507 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Black Shampoo" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

John Daniels stars as Jonathan Knight, the owner of "Mr. Jonathans," the most successful hair salon for women on the Sunset Strip. Jonathan is tall, muscular, black and ballsy. His reputation as a lover has become so awesome that he is sought after almost as much in that capacity as in his experience as a hair stylist. Everything is cool for Jonathan until he messes with the mob in an effort to protect his young attractive receptionist from her former boss. Action explodes when the "loving machine" becomes the "killing machine". Jonathan, equipped with chainsaw in hand, gets down on the vicious mob gang. Bonus Features: Anamorphic Widescreen Enhanced for 16x9| Director's Commentary| Behind the Scene Photo Gallery| Original Theatrical Trailer| Bonus Exploitation Trailers| Bios| Text Interviews| Scene Selection Menu. Specs: DVD9; Dolby Digital Mono; 85 minutes; Color; 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; MPAA - R; Year - 1976; SRP - $5.99.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nobody messes with my hair salon! February 12, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Right before director Greydon Clark did "Satan's Cheerleaders", he made this 1976 violent blaxploitation cheese ball about a salon owner/gigolo, Mr. Johnathan (John Daniels, who looks like a smaller, african american Lou Ferrigno) getting revenge on the white mobsters who kidnap his secretary/girlfriend, beat up his gay hairdressers and trash his salon. This has plenty of cheezy acting, especially from the stereotypical gay hairdressers. The film is definitely not boring, except for some romantic 70s montages in the middle. There's plenty of sex, nudity, and violence resulting in a conclusion that involves chainsaw mutilations and a pool cue impaling! It shouldn't dramatically disappoint fans of the genre, but don't expect laughs like the Dolemite films. After you see it once, you probably won't come back to it. Its good for a cheap rental on bad 70s night. Black Shampoo goes mostly for a serious tone, although it has problems staying there. How serious can you take an angry hairdresser?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny May 2, 2008
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I'm all into those black explotation films and this is another one.. but if you're into those then you will enjoy this movie.. Funny at the end of the movie like nowdays they have the interviews with the cast well it looks like back in the day, maybe that wasn't possible this movie has a transcript of an interview with cast members.. Maybe money was tight.. :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars BLACK SHAMPOO April 6, 2009
By zeta333
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A blaxploitation movie that did not receive as much notoriety as Shaft, Superfly or the Mack.Rightfully so!!!!!!
Not as memorable as they were. Low budget, forgetable soundtrack.
Only bright spot, some comedic relief from two members of the supporting cast.
Recommended for anyone who is a staunch lover of the Blaxploitation era, otherwise not worth your time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Movies Ever August 14, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Sex, humor, violence, nudity......This has to be one of thebest movies ever!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT WORTH IT November 16, 2010
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This movie SUCKS. The synopsis didnt make any since even for a 70's movie. One of the worse black exploitation's ive ever seen.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Soft Core Porn=Black Shampoo June 19, 2009
Though I am a fan of blaxploitation movies and I am collecting them all Black Shampoo was nothing short of watching a soft core porn, bad acting and all. Though for me, blaxploitation movies are all about the bad acting and just looking at how far the directors went to make a movie. This movie is indeed "exploitation". With scences often having the main character "whoring" himself out to women and us often getting a flash of skin every other second this movie is indeed soft core porn. But for its worth it definitely entertaining 1 time and that's the first time you watch it. If you are looking for a rare movie of blaxploitation I reccommend this "jewel" but if you are looking for a "movie that goes beyond mildly enteraining" look elsewhere from Johnny's tight white pants.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By VinMark
For even the mildest fans of the genre, this is a must-see. C'mon... it features a chainsaw wielding hairdresser getting even with the mob! You can pick apart some aspects of the movie if that's what you're into, but I can't imagine anyone being disappointed. In the end, this movie delivers the violence, nudity, and action along with all the cheese and humor you would expect just from reading the synopsis of the film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Black shampoo is a funny movie February 16, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
Not everyday does a movie like black shampoo come along. This is the funniest movie I have seen since Billy Madison
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars His press and curls are the funkiest!
Great nostalgic fun for fans of Blaxploitation films!
Published 12 days ago by oztitan
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
bad movie don't buy.
Published 16 days ago by Lynn
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good movie!!
Surprisingly good low budget movie!
Published 26 days ago by Lady B
5.0 out of 5 stars Black shampoo movie
Good movie. I like the 1970's theme and the music that was played in the background. I enjoyed the movie very much.
Published 3 months ago by Vanessa P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
I got this gift for my mom . She made me watch these movies as a child so when i saw this i had to get it for her.
Published 5 months ago by brothertothenight82
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad, OH so BAD!!!
I could actually smell the S*** of BAD ACTING dripping from my TV screen as I watched this DREADFUL MESS!! Lol.. Read more
Published 8 months ago by rbobby65
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Old school at it's best. A must see. Some good xrated seens. The actors and actresses were great. Would watch again
Published 10 months ago by Dana Meadows
3.0 out of 5 stars Blax at it's best
At first I thought I was watching soft porn. As I kept watching there is a storyline and acting was okay. I would watch it again and recommend to others!
Published 13 months ago by Keta
2.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Yes, another film from the 70s series that has great theme for its time. Great for the avid collector of this genre.
Published 15 months ago by richmond c bean
4.0 out of 5 stars Show Some Love for the Soundtrack
Worth viewing the movie alone... Traditional black exploitation film classic. Some comedy relief, bad acting to boot! You will enjoy it if you get a kick out of this movie genre.
Published 15 months ago by Kent Browning
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