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24.2.16

PODCAST 192: Watermelon Man & Boss Nigger [Don't Say That Edition]


This week the Horror Duo dive even deeper into the "Hard R" world of blaxploitation. Forest shares his thoughts on yet another film by Melvin Van Peebles, Watermelon Man. Cory reviews the uncensored version of Boss Nigger starring Fred "The Hammer" Williamson. These films might sound offensive, but don't let that sway you. There is more to blaxploitation than sheer novelty & "N Words".

Forest chats about Hail Cesar and how some film reviewers are full of crap, sex in movie theaters, "R" rated comicbook based films, including a new Spawn film.

All this and the Horror Duo are forever in the debt of regular listener, Gex, who mailed another care package of movies, comics and retro video games. Thanks again!

SHOW NOTES

WATERMELON MAN

★ ★ ★

BOSS NIGGER

★ ★ ★




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2 comments:

Gex said...

Oh, so you guys think those film titles are racially offensive? I can top them, but not with movies. With board games. From this youtube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOI8KbT-8ts

There was a game called "Five Little Nigger Boys". In this game, you have a rubber-band gun, which you use to aim and shoot at these little cardboard standees. For each nigger boy you shoot, you get a point. For each watermelon you shoot, you lose a point. I shit you not, this was real. It's not the only highly offensive board game on that list, but it is probably the most offensive one you'll see.

Other board games on the list that are racially offensive (for African Americans anyway, 'cause you know, black history month):
Little Black Sambo
Blacks & Whites
Darkies in the Melon Patch

Kenny Teeology said...

In the 1990's, Marvel went bankrupt. To get some money, they sold the movie rights to some of their characters to various movie studios. "Blade" and "Daredevil" have since reverted back to Marvel. Fox owns the rights to the X-Men/"mutants" (including Deadpool) and the Fantastic Four. Sony owns the rights to Spider-Man. However, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" was such a mess that Sony is now sharing the rights with Marvel Studios/Disney. Spider-Man will now appear in the same cinematic universe with the Avengers (see Captain America: Civil War). I think the Marvel Studios movies are doing just fine without trying for an "R" rating ;)