Sheba Baby Blu-ray Review

SB1When former cop and bad ass Shebas beloved and slightly serious uncle is beaten up, she wants the police to sort it out. Her uncle is a loan provider for the good people of America and wants only to help. Sadly the man is not very impressed with this. Also the police are more racist than a BNP member and refuse to involve themselves in the situation. When Sheba’s uncle is shot in his loan store, its time to find the big wigs and bust them hard…

SB2This film goes along the motions of a classic blaxploitation flick but has one element as yet unacknowledged in this period or time frame. It has thrown in James Bond style action sequences and a villain of miniscule proportions. This is the usual character of a upper class rich, white scum bag but he has an army of racial segregated folk to do his bidding. Does it work? No not really. Is it interesting? Yes in places. Is it worth an hour and a half of your life… Well yes but only because of one thing. Pamela Grier was Jackie Brown. She was also Sheba baby and makes it her own. She is kick ass, shotgun wielding and bold. She also makes it buyable because we want her to succeed. It is all utterly silly and over the top but it is what it was…

SB5The work done on the disc by Arrow is extremely good. The 1080p has a shine and looks better than the DVD release a couple of years back. The audio is shaking and shining like a glitter butt.  The two stand outs are the commentary by Sheldon and Thompson. They add some great touches but do so for the every man and not just the hard and fast film person. The other thing is the documenatary of Grier. AIP was a great time for her and for us. This is shown with great gusto and great guts by SB4the doc….

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with producer-screenwriter David Sheldon, moderated by critic Nathaniel Thompson
  • Sheldon: Baby – a brand new interview with David SheldonSB6
  • Pam Grier: The AIP Years – a look over the wonder years of the Blaxploitation queen with film historian Chris Poggiali
  • Trailer
  • Gallery featuring rare publicity images and Lobby Cards
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
  • Booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by Patty Breen, webmaster of WilliamGirdler.com, illustrated with archive stills and posters.

 

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