Enjoy it for what it is - the best and only example of its k
N. Huston | at large | 03/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"many of these reviews seem to miss the boat. rudy ray moore was, and is, a legend - he did more with less than anyone ever has in hollywood (except MAYBE for ed wood, jr) - and has left a legacy with ripples that will extend far, far into the future. he may not have 'invented' rap, but he sure advanced it, and probably did accidentally create the modern 'gangsta' persona, first with his stand-up and later thru 'dolemite' : rhyming his lines, being the baddest-a$$ mutha around (even though he was well north of 30 and not exactly in peak physical condition when the first movie was released).
are any of his movies "good" in a textbook sense? no. absolutely not! somehow, i don't think they'd be anywhere near as much fun if they were. he had zero budget, zero funding, zero corporate backing - and yet he, through his movies and force of character, has created a cult of personality that will very likely outlast everyone reading this review. to criticize any of rudy's movies by comparing them to, basically, ANYTHING else is to completely miss the point: they are NOT like anything else, there is NO comparison to be made!
highest possible recommendation for fans of blaxploitation, vintage hong kong action cinema (shaw brothers, etc), the psychotronic film genre (or mega-genre, or sub-genre, or whatever you want to call it), anything released by something weird video, movies that can be made into drinking games (these are ripe with possibilities!), or anyone looking for a no-frills good time experience with their dvd player and a few like-minded friends. open mind and broad sense of humor required!"
First Rapping Comedian
email@example.com | usa | 08/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Dolemite Rudy Ray Moore truly did something that no other Comedian had ever done&that was Rapping His Lines. he will crack you up from start to finish.the films were basic but they hit home with me&My friends.Rudy Ray Moore was a Pre Cursor to Too Short&Snoop Dogg amongest Other Cats. Rudy always cracks me up with His party Albums&Routines."
Dolemite Collection Bigger& Better
Tammy L. Jones | 11/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Love it!!! I have been looking for some of Rudy Ray Moore Movies for sometime and to get them all at once was WONDERFUL!!! Thanks!!!"