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Actors: Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin, William Smith, R. G. Armstrong, Don "
Director: Jack Arnold
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Cult Movies, Mystery & Suspense, African American Cinema
PG     2008     1hr 27min

The Boss (former football star Fred Williamson), has "decided to hunt white folks for a change," becoming a bounty hunter and setting out on the trail of fugitive outlaw Jed Clyton (William Smith). With his comic sidekick ...  more »


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Actors: Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin, William Smith, R. G. Armstrong, Don "
Director: Jack Arnold
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Cult Movies, Mystery & Suspense, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Crime, Fred Williamson, Westerns, Blaxploitation, Mystery & Suspense, African American Cinema
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Enhanced
DVD Release Date: 09/30/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/1975
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1975
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Enhanced
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Originally released as "Boss Nigger"
The Shrivel | Fo'Realville, WA | 02/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm probably going to get censored, much like the title of the original film, but DON'T WORRY, because THIS IS THE FULL UNCENSORED FILM and yes, it has the ORIGINAL OPENING. This is 100% Boss Nigger...and it's great.

I'm white, and this film is all about Boss killing whitey, but it's a good western either way. I love it. It's too bad it took so long for this to get a proper release, but finally it happened and I'm very very happy. It's the best transfer of this often ignored film you're ever going to see. BUY IT!"
Good Movie!
D. Oats | Tulsa, OK | 01/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you like Westerns and want to know what it was like in those days this is a great movie to buy. Good acting, decent story, and even has some funny lines! Great buy!"
He's so bad, they call him "Boss"...
Tobin White | 12/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Surprisingly good movie. I originally heard about this from watching the trailer on Youtube, and when I learned it was actually a real movie I had to check it out.

Although the real title is "Boss N****r", this is not a racist movie. It's a movie made in the 70's when Blaxpoitation films were in their prime, but this is one of the better ones. So far as I can tell, there's no underlying sinister political message--it's just meant to be a fun movie.

And I think it accomplishes that goal well. There's parts that are very funny, and the acting is pretty decent. You also get to see preveiws for other movies made in that time, just as if you were watching it in a theater in the 70's. It's a fun movie to show to friends as chances are they've never seen it before (I don't think it's available in stores).

Also, on the front cover, you see "The Boss" (played by Fred "The Hammer" Williamson) weilding a cut-down lever action rifle (I'm guessing a Winchester 1873), which he uses in the movie to hip-fire at bad guys. It's the only gun he uses, but I guess it works for him.

So, should you buy it? I'd say yes, unless you get super-offended by racial epithets (the word "N****r" is said like 100 times in the movie). There's also a long interveiw with Fred Williamson on there, which is fairly interesting. GET IT TODAY!!1! (or not, I don't really care, lol)"
A great movie for fans of ... great movies
FoFW | 11/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fred Williamson's films seem to get nit-picked into oblivion by critics-- professional and otherwise-- while the mediocre efforts of other stars are elevated. This is a great movie. It looks great as a Western (I own most of the Westerns of John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Dean Martin) with the horses, guns, saloons, canyons and cactus. The music is a blast. And the story never drags. It starts out with plenty of laughs, mostly supplied by D'Urville Martin, and then Fred Williamson's underrated script gets serious. But not too serious. Because the fun continues even as things grow more violent. From start to finish, the incredible screen appeal of The Hammer reigns supreme. He has the same presence as a Clint Eastwood or Golden Age hero like Humphrey Bogart.

VCI comes through again with a widescreen presentation that looks just fine to me. In the extra features, the interview with The Hammer is a treat even though the guy conducting it doesn't ask very many questions about this film, spends too much time discussing Williamson's football career and is generally annoying. But The Hammer looks great and still has that smooth voice.

Westerns, blaxploitation, action, comedy, camp, controversial classics-- whatever genre you put this in, I strongly urge you to put it in your collection!"