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She's the ultimate tough and sexy heroine. She's Soul Cinema superstar Pam Grier and whether delivering her justice with a shotgun a razor or just her bare hands she doesn't miss a beat in this "smashing no-holds-barred tale of retaliation" (Variety)! Nobody ever commandeered the screen quite like Pam Grier...and Coffy "couldn t be better! [It's] one of the most entertaining movies ever made"(Quentin Tarantino)!Grier is Coffy nurse by day and avenging angel by night. When she discovers that her little sister has been doped up and freaked out by a greedy drug pusher she not only puts an end to his miserable days but she vows to follow his trail of corruption up to the top the very top. But what Coffy doesn't realize is that all is not as it seems and that the leafy green behind the pushers' scene just may come from someone she knows!System Requirements:Running Time: 90 Min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE Rating: R UPC: 027616857835 Manufacturer No: 1001463
In the opening minutes of Coffy, Pam Grier's star-making role, she blasts the skull of a sleazy drug pusher into pulp like a watermelon and shoots his junkie assistant with an overdose of heroin. Jack Hill knows how to open a movie, and he never lets up on the down-and-dirty action. Coffy is an emergency room nurse by day and vigilante by night, targeting the dealers who made her sister a comatose junkie. She works her way up to the Italian mobsters muscling into the ghetto drug trade while she's romanced by glib, smooth-talking politician Booker Bradshaw and wooed by nice-guy cop William Elliot, whose refusal to sell out to the corrupt force earns him a crippling beating.
There's plenty of sex, a catty girl-fight that leaves the losers topless, and car chases and shootouts galore, but what makes Coffy a blaxploitation classic is Grier's Amazonian presence and fiery charisma, and the gritty, low-budget action scenes marked by visceral, wincing violence. Mob strong-arm Sid Haig (Spider Baby) cackles while dragging his victim (a strutting peacock pimp played by Nashville's Robert DoQui) behind a speeding car in a sadistic lynching, and Grier runs down one bad guy with a speeding car and takes care of another with a shotgun to the groin. Hill had previously directed Grier in The Big Doll House and The Big Bird Cage. Their next and last picture together, Foxy Brown, was originally written as the sequel to Coffy. --Sean Axmaker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This movie SCREAMS 'early 70's', from the afro wigs to the awesome outfits Coffy finds herself wearing whether it be at a gala for call girls or when she's undercover to kick some drug-dealer's nasty behind!
This brilliant film mixes comedy right in there with the action. From the campy catfight scenes when Coffy dumps a salad bowl onto a blonde girl's head, to when King George makes his first appearance and steps out of his car in his pimp outfit, complete right down to the feather in his hat!!! Just seeing Coffy smash a wine bottle on a table to defend herself against a crack head wielding a knife is riotous enough and also goes old school by putting razor blades in her hair!!! The action is fairly consistent. There are a lot of guns firing off and endless catfights.
But every time Coffy appears on screen and you just KNOW that some bad stuff is about to go down, you know that you're going to be taken for a fun ride! As I mentioned above, no one is watching this movie for an Oscar-nominated performance or even a decent soundtrack (the "Coffy" theme sung by the Gladys Knight & The Pips-wannabes halfway through the movie is timeless!!!) - You're there to be entertained... and entertained is what you'll get, guaranteed. This is one movie where you don't have to be drunk to enjoy it.
The fast-paced "Coffy" starts with a dynamite opening, in which Pam's character Coffy lures her enemy into a nasty surprise, and she blows away poor fool's head with a shotgun literally. Then, her mission of eradicating drug racket goes on until a very bitter ending. There are actions, fighting, nudity, and battling girls at a party where Pam uses most unexpected weapon -- salad! Frankly they look rather bland by today's standard, but good soundtrack by Roy Ayres is still wonderful.
Probably the most interesting thing about "Coffy" is its gorgeous 70s fashion: music, clothes, and hairstyle. even if you find its story a little stale, you never get tired of watching dresses, glasses, hats, and everything -- they are so big! And surprising thing is that the film to certain extent reflects the political condition of those days (see how a black congressman address a speech about drug issues among Afro-Americans).
"Coffy" is one of the movies that set the style of the 70s. Those who are interested in that period should watch it (and the original "Shaft") once.
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Coffy is perhaps the epitome of Blaxploitation films. Coffy (Pam Grier) is a nurse who joins the mob as King George's (Robert DoQui) girlfriend as she enacts revenge against drug... Read morePublished 20 days ago by The Movie Guy
For a blaxploitation movie this one isn't too bad, thanks largely to Pam Grier. She is one tough lady in this interesting retooling of "The Bride that Wore Black," only... Read morePublished on April 20 2004 by James Ferguson
From the information from other sites I am to believe that this is not an 'Anamorphic/16:9 enhanced' DVD. Foxy Brown is. All Region 2's in the MGM Blaxploitation-series are...Published on July 18 2003 by dniez
I like this show. It bites. Pam is superb in it, and proves she can act as well as do the physical end of really wild and rapid action scenes. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2002
You do this movie such an injustice by giving it silly trendy lables. Screw lables. The boobs and violence are only there because in that lifestyle there's plenty of both. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2002 by D. McClure
I'll be honest, I just purchased this movie to see Pam Grier naked and I must say, there's some excellent nude scenes in this movie... Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2002 by Sal Paradise
I've always been a big Pam Grier fan, however this is definitely not her best film. Unfortunately like many blaxploitation films, this film seemed so monotenous and predictable. Read morePublished on June 10 2002 by M. Katayama
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