Who’s the private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks? Well, as all blaxploitation fans know, that would be Shaft (damn right!), the cool-as-they-come detective Richard Roundtree originally portrayed in the 1971 movie of the same name. But the description pretty much also applies to the titular character in the new blaxploitation spoof Black Dynamite, a lady-attracting, drug gang-battling, ex-CIA agent played by, at least according to the trailer below, “all-star running back Ferrante Jones.” In fact, the role of Mr Dynamite is actually essayed by actor and martial arts expert Michael Jai White, and the clip’s Grindhouse-style attention to period detail (it claims that the film is also being presented in something called “cinemaphonic quadrovision”) is just one of its many charms. (Others include an encouraging number of funny lines and the fact that at times it actually looks like a more competently put-together piece of work than many of the action-packed films it seeks to lampoon.)
Check out the trailer and tell us what you think…suckas!