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  • Actors: Fred Williamson, Bernard Kirby, Art Maier, Lou Bedford, Heidi Dobbs
  • Directors: Fred Williamson
  • Writers: Abel Jones
  • Producers: Fred Williamson
  • Format: Color, Director's Cut, NTSC, Original recording remastered
  • 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: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Code Red
  • DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00369YUQC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #400,433 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Death Journey" on IMDb

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The first of a popular theatrical series starring Fred Williamson - a detective who must escort a government witness across the country dodging homicidal gangsters at every stop along the way!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Critic on April 10, 2010
Format: DVD
Jesse Crowder has 48 hours and 3000 miles to cover in an attempt to deliver a mob accountant turned material witness named Finley to the New York district attorney Virgil Riley. Standing in Crowder's way at every turn are numerous mob hit men waiting to snuff out Crowder and Finley as they make their "Death Journey" from Los Angeles to New York.

Fred "The Hammer" Williamson returns to the screen as former L.A. cop turned man for hire Jesse Crowder in the 1976 Blaxploitation hit Death Journey. For fans not familiar with "The Hammer" this is basically a reprisal of his role as Jesse Crowder from "No Way Back" released in 1975, a film that definitely needs to be released on DVD in widescreen. Unlike Williamson's 1976 snoozer Mean Johnny Barrows "Death Journey" definitely has a lot more going for it in terms of action and violence.

Death Journey is a low budget action flick that makes great use of city locales and various methods of travel available in the 1970's. This film also benefits from some decent funky music and some great one liners from Williamson. Not only does Fred Williamson star in Death Journey; it was produced and directed by Williamson's film company PO'BOY PRODUCTIONS for around $75,000. In death Journey we get the classic "Hammer" with cigar in mouth, shirt unbuttoned strutting his stuff for the ladies and kicking butt in between. After all what kind of Fred Williamson film would it be if he wasn't shagging the ladies and killing bad guys?

Either the original negatives of this film were in incredible shape to begin with or Code Red spent some money cleaning up the print. This film doesn't contain any of the contrast or color problems I encountered with their previous release of Mean Johnny Barrows.
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DEATH JOURNEY IS FRED WILLIAMSON'S FIRST MOVIE A"JESSE CROWDER, A PRIVATE EYE GIVEN THE JOB TO BRING A STATE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION ON TIME.JESSE CROWDER WOULD BRING THE HAMMER DOWN ON ANY WOULD-BE HITMAN OR HITWOMAN THAT TRIED TO TAKE OUT HIS CLIENT.THIS MOVIE IS A ROLLERCOASTER WITH BOTH THRILL AND DANGER FROM COAST TO COAST."WOULD JESSE CROWDER AND HIS CLIENT MAKE IT TO TRIAL, YOU WOULD HAVE TO SEE THIS THRILLING MOVIE.THE CLIMAX IS THE BOMB."
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