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Mean Johnny Barrows: Uncut Director's Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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MEAN JOHNNY BARROWS (DIRECTOR'S CUT)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Fred Williamson, Roddy McDowall, Stuart Whitman, Anthony Caruso, Luther Adler
  • Directors: Fred Williamson
  • Writers: Charles Walker, Jolivett Cato
  • Producers: Fred Williamson, Lee B. Winkler
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Director's Cut, NTSC
  • Language: English, Italian
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Code Red
  • DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00369YUN0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,531 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mean Johnny Barrows: Uncut Director's Edition" on IMDb

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as you guys now by now I am a lover of this actor Fred Williamson and this was one of the dvd's that I brought so anything with him in it I am going to buy it. thanks to the seller I had I now own this outstanding movie
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This is the only version that does the film justice. Code Red did an outstanding job getting this film on to DVD. First time available in widescreen. Special features are great especially the audio commentary with Fred Williamson. Highly recommended.
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formally thought this was a stinky mess when I watched it on my 'What it is, What it Was' 10 movie box set. Grainy Pan and Scan piece of poop.

After watching the new Director's edition from Code Red, I can't believe how much picture I've been missing. Not only was the P/S cropped on this sides, but the top and bottom were slightly cropped as well!

The director's cut adds about 10 minutes, and I'm glad to finally see it now, as some scenes were so abruptly cut in the P/S, it just didn't make sense to cut them, unless to get the movie under 1.5 hours. One scene in particular, is when Barrows is pointing 2 double barrel shotguns at 2 bad guys. Close ups of each gun are restored here, before any shots are taken. Simple, but makes the scene a lot cooler than the cut version.

The acting is half decent, with most of Williamson's lines being pretty cheesy. .

The new DVD is definetely worth picking up if a Blax fan or a Williamson fan. Just seeing it cleaned up and in it's actual print ratio is pretty badazz. Williamson oozes 'cool' in several scenes, and the film/shoot looks like a bigger production than it actually is.

The music repeats itself alot throughout the movie, but that doesn't matter...when the music is orchestral funk.

The movie itself, I'd give a 3 out of 5.

As for the 35mm print used...I think it's pretty flippin' good here, considering the steaming pile of crud Pan and Scan versions we were stuck with on all the public domain DVD's. Thumbs up to Code Red for putting this DVD together, can't wait for more blaxploitation from them.
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This was a film that encouraged black people to stay out of the military in the closing statements.

Johnny Barrows (Fred Williamson) was 2 years all-state running back and earned a silver star in the military. After being arrested for being drunk while black, Johnny reluctantly enters a mob war as a white on white ht man who never gets so much as a grass stain on his pants.

Classic Fred Williamson urban action film. Also stars Roddy McDowall and Elliot Gould. Soap Opera star Jenny Sherman provides token eye candy.
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"Mean Johnny Barrows" is about dishonorable discharge veteran who can't find a job because of past allegation. The only job offered goes against his moral code,but soon he is in the game as a dangerous hitman.This movie has a lot of twist and turn, but Big Bad Fred is alway one step of his enemies.Like the movie poster, Fred comes with two double barrel shotgun to give his enemies a one-way ticket to hell.The 1970's playbook on military tactic in cinema is on display,with Fred using his skill to outwit a scheming mobster and his deadly girlfriend.
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