I had been intrigued by this title ever since I first saw it at my local DVD rental outlet; however, it turned out to be a disappointment - both as a blaxploitation effort and, more importantly, its supposed indictment of organized violence. While it occasionally throws in an image featuring Hitler and the true Gestapo, the film is really just the typical action fare with blacks rising up against the arrogance of the dominant white population (characterized by a faction of sleazy gangsters led by the director himself!) - after which the black "saviors" get too big for their boots and are themselves put down by their own people (without ever resolving the black vs. white conflict and, in fact, the latter are conveniently forgotten after the halfway point!). There's violence and nudity aplenty but no discernible talent - and, like I said, the possibilities offered by the theme are barely scraped...
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The Black Gestapo is a movie starring Rod Perry, Charles Robinson, and Phil Hoover. General Ahmed has started an inner-city People's Army to try and relieve the misery of the citizens of Watts. When the locals are put under...
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General Ahmed has started an inner-city People's Army to try and relieve the misery of the citizens of Watts. When the locals are put under increasing pressure by Mafia thugs, Ahmed's second-in-command Colonel Kojah asks for permission to start a protection squad to take more direct action. Ahmed fears this protection squad will just turn into a vigilante mob, and his prediction soon proves correct. Will Ahmed be able to wrest control back from the power-mad Kojah, or will he be the mob's next victim?
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THE BLACK GESTAPO (Lee Frost, 1975) *1/2Reviewed byBunuel1976Vote: 2/10
In spite of the conspicuous title, controversial subject matter and the use of provocative archive footage (starring Adolf Hitler), "The Black Gestapo" is not much more than a curious footnote in the rancid world of 70's exploitation. The nearly inseparable writer/director duo Lee Frost and Wes Bishop courageously attempt to depict how immense power will eventually corrupt everybody, even those of whom you least expect it. General Ahmed founded the People's Army in order to protect the black members of the Watts community from mafia thugs, and he dreams about a society of peace and harmony as imagined by Martin Luther King. His second in command Colonel Kojah, however, sympathizes more with the principles of Adolf Hitler and insists on fighting back with hard violence. Kojah's methods expel the white criminals all right, but the ever-increasing power rapidly turns him and his men into even bigger monsters then the white mobsters ever were. "The Black Gestapo" probably would have been far more effective if the creators had spent a little more effort and attention to the black vigilantes' gradual descent into madness. Loads of playtime is spent to the white Mafiosi nagging and acting stupid, whereas the founding of the Black Master Race appears to suddenly happen overnight. Kojah and his rapidly growing army of young black solider take over the prostitution networks and drug traffic, and it's up the still unaware General Ahmed to bring his old pal's empire down again. This is a typically 70's low-budget exploitation effort, meaning there's copious amounts of gratuitous nudity and provocative footage, like adolescent black boys in Nazi uniforms. The noteworthy moments of genuine suspense and intelligent dialog are far more sporadic, of course, not to mention totally absent. The finale, revolving on one man annihilating the entire foundation, is pretty ludicrous and feels like an amateur episode of "The A-Team". Uschi Digard, the voluptuous Swedish cult siren of "Supervixens" and "Truck Stop Women" makes a brief naked appearance; I suppose that's worth a mention as well.
The Black Gestapo is primarily a movie about racism in Los Angeles in the 1970s. The film revolves around a group of black radicals who are fed up with paying a percentage of their hard-earned money to the whites. This is turn leads to a Nazi-type movement which leads to a separate group of black soldiers taking the situation into their own hands. It is a very confusing story that does not hold up well throughout the film and is left in pieces by the end.
I will make it clear before I get into it though that this is definitely not a movie for kids. Between the full nudity that is in no short supply throughout, harsh racial terms, a scene in which a man gets his genitals cut off, tons of blood......this is a strong R and borderline X rated film. That said, the rest of the film is just not worth watching. The music is random and sporadic. One moment it will be this serious type of tune, and then out of nowhere it will break out into some crazy funk. I mentioned before how the story makes no sense, the characters are extremely hard to follow, the locations seem to follow no real path, the film ditches the main conflict for a new one by the end...........it's just a total waste.
One of the best signs that this movie is a low-budget, low-quality piece of crap is when two men are fighting in a pool (how original). At the end, when the dead corpse of the loser emerges, we see that the actor forgot to take his goggles off (not present at the beginning of the fight). The actors are a mixed bag, with some being just barely passing, while others are just completely inept.
Don't be expecting an amazing ending either, because there is hardly any resolution to the conflict at the end. All in all, "Black Gestapo" is a very bad film that can be mildly entertaining if you are into watching bad films. If not, just skip it.....you are not going to miss anything.