Friday Foster (1975)
Company: Olive Films
Starring: Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Eartha Kitt, Scatman Crothers, Thalmus Rasulala, Godfrey Cambridge,
Plot: Product Description: No sooner has she been warned by her boss that her personal involvement in the stories she’s shooting will not end happily, Friday witnesses the attempted assassination of a prominent African-American figure and the murder of a friend. Why is Friday the target on the hit list? What does she know? Teaming with private detective Colt Hawkins, to search for answers will lead them to a startling and action-packed finale.
My Review and Thoughts:
The 4th Olive Films Blu-ray coming out of the Blaxploitation reality. The third mastery of African Goddess of cult cinema, the one and only Pam, sexy, brown sugar beauty, Pam Grier. If ever I had one of the biggest crushes, and downright fancy, a cool ass chick, it would be Pam Grier. Beautiful, smart, sexy and an attitude like no other. Her characters from Coffy, Foxy Brown and Friday Foster are some of the greatest characters to ever grace Drive-In cinema, or cinema period. Like Coffy and Foxy Brown, Olive Film’s lovingly mastered this film on a beautiful Blu-ray. A great transfer worthy to be talked about.
Awesome vibrant colors and a beautiful ear candy sound of perfection. I am so happy that Olive Films choose these for Blu-ray, you can read my review for Coffy's Blu-ray here: My Review and Foxy Brown Blu-ray here: My Review. Pam Grier is beauty, and this Blu-ray is beauty, and Friday Foster is a movie of perfect popcorn entertainment. Another priceless Blaxploitation to own.
This was my first time seeing this away from a VHS copy, so I was super excited to see the beauty and transfer onto Blu-ray.
This was Pam’s last picture with American International Pictures. Now what I think is very interesting is this story and character was an adaption of a comic strip that ran from 1970 to 1974. The comic strip was scripted by Jim Lawrence and drawn by Jorge Longaron, and Gary Morrow. So I guess technically you could call this a comic book movie.
Also starring the wonderful one of a kind Yaphet Kotto. Always a powerful actor. From the sci-fi classic Alien, to James Bond’s Live and Let Die. A constant performer of excellence. I grew up watching him as, Lt. Al Giardello on one of the greatest TV series of all time, Homicide: Life on the Street. Also starring the very beautiful, sexy, amazing Eartha Kitt. She is a true beauty that never falters in her roles. Also starring the kick ass Scatman Crothers. I will always remember him as Dick Hallorann in the masterpiece of cinema, 1980’s The Shining. He always made you remember his parts, that’s the beauty of his persona in cinema.
Friday Foster was Directed by Arthur Marks. He directed several Blaxploitation films of the 70’s including Detroit 9000, BuckTown, J.D.’s Revenge, and The Monkey Hustle. He always was a producer throughout his career. He produced and directed many of the classic episodes for the TV series, Perry Mason. He also directed a few ultra-cool violent Drive-In style films, 1973’s Bonnie’s Kids, and 1973’s The Roommates. He wrote Bonnie’s Kids and wrote the screenplay for The Roommates. I highly recommended both films. Something I want to throw out there is he also worked on the set of the classic musical masterpiece, The Wizard of Oz, I just find that really cool.
Friday Foster is a true 70’s film all the way. Olive Films has given a wonderful outlet of Blu-ray perfection. Beautiful transfer, and always a fantastic treat to experience a classic Blaxploitation on a high quality Blu-ray.
Sounds perfect. Vibrant imagery. Has never looked any better.
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
This is a must own Blu-ray. A true Classic 70's film. Pam is a goddess as always.
Blaxploitation films are some of the greatest to experience. This is a beautiful Blu-ray with wonderful sound, and picture transfer.
Loved this experience. Olive Films is magical in the department of bringing certain films on new outlets to experience. This is a wonderful retro beauty. Pure 70’s. Pure popcorn entertainment. Simply put a wonderful Blu-ray, and an equally wonderful, good time.
ON BLU-RAY JUNE 9TH
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