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Black Shampoo

3.8 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

HE'S BAD, HE'S MEAN, HE'S A LOVIN' MACHINE EXCEPT WHEN HE'S MAD. ....THEN HE'S A KILLING MACHINE.

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Product Details

  • 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:
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    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 (44 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00075145S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,629 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Black Shampoo" on IMDb

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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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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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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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They sure don't make 'em like this anymore. "Black Shampoo" is a hilariously cheesy exploitation film from 1976 starring John Daniels as Jonathan, a muscular hairdresser who is popular with the ladies. The trouble starts when his new receptionist, Brenda (Tanya Boyd,) turns out to have very disenfranchised mob ties. Hilarious editing and mobster caricatures (seriously, these have to be the worst mobsters ever,) along with unbelievably bad acting make this an oddly entertaining movie. Also noteworthy are the amazing seventies hair and wardrobe: watch particularly for Artie (Skip E. Lowe) the stereotypical stylist in the most astounding pants I have ever seen. I am still stunned by the otherworldly cookout scene (think "Hee Haw on LSD.") After poor Artie suffers third degree burns from a curling iron in the worst way imaginable, it's revenge time. Although you might think that a chainsaw would be a poor choice as a stealthy weapon, and while many would speculate that bringing a chainsaw to a gun fight might be ill-advised, "Black Shampoo" corrects those misconceptions with gleeful abandon. If you enjoy lots of driving around and running through the woods, you have a treat in store here; otherwise you may find this to be occasionally bloated in the running time department. Worthy of special notoriety here is Joe Ortiz as Mr. Wilson, resident mob boss and by far the perpetrator of the worst performance in the film. (Your ribs may ache from the laughing.)

The DVD has a lot of extras including interviews with John Daniels and Tanya Boyd that I enjoyed, trailers, behind the scenes photos, deleted scenes, and a commentary track with director Greydon "Satan's Cheerleaders" Clark, which I found interesting and enjoyable.
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OK....so AMazon constantly sends me emails about new "Urban Cinema" flicks they recommend. So I said to myself, "Wtf! is Black Shampoo....smhlol". The title alone have me thinking,this $*** HAS to be good with a janky -ass name like that. SO I copped it. Believe it or not, it wasnt half bad...in context. Aye, if you're buying these types/genre of movies (anyway), then you already know the deal. But its nothing better than when you buy one and it turns out to be the $***! I've been collecting "Blaxploitation" flicks for about 16yrs now, so I consider myself (somewhat) of a connoisseur. That said, cop this boy and shut the ef up! You wont be disappointed. Its corny at times, but meh....all that is tolerable with the ass/titties they show....oh, and its a whole lotta "stick it to the man" and (black) sexual prowess and other stuff going on.....lmao! Enjoy!
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I am also collecting the black movies of the 70's - in this case Black Shampoo. I will give the condensed review; Good nudity (check out the 2 PAWG in the pool scene) and sexual innuendo, bad everything else. I knew it was bad going in but I figured it would at least have some over the top acting and comedic elements - the good news is, it had both. The bad news is, the over the top acting and comedic elements were terrible (even if by design). Get if for your collection if you so desire but be warned Black Shampoo needs a perm (and that's a good line compared to what you get in this lame excuse for a blaxploitation film).
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By A Customer on August 14, 1999
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Sex, humor, violence, nudity......This has to be one of thebest movies ever!!!
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First 1/2 of the movie shows our hero going from bed to bed to couch to chaise lounge to pool to house to bed as a hair dresser that EVERY woman wants. After some bad guys come after the new receptionist, he falls for her & goes after them. Blaxploitation movie at it's finest. Tons of fun.
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