Soul Vengeance (1. The Bad Movie Reportaka Welcome Home, Brother Charles. The review of Soul. Vengeance contains multiple mentions of a certain part of. Proceed at your own risk, and. MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.- The Spoilsport Management. All. of which really goes to make this movie seem much more interesting.
Poorly placed prepositions aside, let us continue. Filmmaker. Jamaa Fanaka has been making something of a name for himself of late. From his astounding ultra- light aircraft. Typically. the plot is a bit more convoluted than an initial viewing would have. Charles (Marlo Monte) is a small- time drug dealer who.
N. D. The white. cop whose job was catching ND has a whole bunch of issues and starts. Charles, which is a Very Bad Move on the streets. Watts. Psycho's liberal partner Jim (Stan Kamber) has a tough time.
Psycho starts beating. Carmen (Reatha Grey). Later, Psycho pressures his partner. Charles some. more; when Jim tries to intercede after a few minutes, Psycho knocks.
Charles with a straight razor. You. would think some of this would turn up in Charles' trial, but nope.
His old girlfriend, Twyla. Jackie Ziegler) is now the prime fillie of his old pal N. D.'s stable. which leads to Charles getting roughed up and swearing vengeance. The only sympathetic person he finds is Carmen, who remembers. Psycho. Cop. Carmen. Charles sets out to find a job, only to have.
Psycho Cop on a local. So he begins going out at night, working his vengeance.
Books Hot Picks Staff Picks Adult Fiction Staff Picks Adult Non-Fiction Fiction Best Sellers Nonfiction Best Sellers Booklists eBooks Book Discussion Groups Personalized Reading Suggestions Mail-a-Book Purchase Books, Music, Movies Entertainment Music. I have hard time busting Jamaa Fanaka's balls over 'Soul Vengeance' (a.k.a. Apparently it’s a pretty crazy movie property franchise of the VHS era, so it made sort of a minor cult legend out of writer-director Jamaa Fanaka. He came out of the UCLA film school and a group of young black filmmakers known as “the L.A.
And not only. does it have the power to Hypnotize White Women, but it can, like. I'll. wait while you read that part again. Good. So. Charles takes out Psycho Cop, the Lying Prosecutor, and is about to. Corrupt Judge (corrupt because he witnessed. Charles' brutalization on the street - he was about to be Carmen's. Jim shows up, gun drawn. The Liberal. Cop (next on Charles' list) had managed to find the one psychiatrist.
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The tables get turned, though, by the Judge's still. Charles winds up with the gun. Attempting to. escape, Charles keeps running into Jim's back- up, until the ex- con.
Which. is where the movie begins - all this is a long flashback. Jim brings. in Carmen, hoping she will talk Charles into coming down, and surrendering. But knowing everything her man has been through, Carmen.
The end. Well. Needless. Monster Penis as Instrument of Revenge. What renders Soul Vengeance as problematic is that. Up until that point, the movie pretty much lives up. Welcome Home Brother Charles, as the ex- con.
Soul Vengeance SOUL VENGEANCE (1975, aka WELCOME HOME BOTHER CHARLES, directed and written by Jamaa-Fanaka) Reviewed By Goat Scrote A movie about a killer cock should be far more entertaining than this, especially when it isn’t about a.
ND; torturing. himself by watching Twyla perform her exotic dance routine. This. portion of the movie is fairly well done, possibly the part filmed. Fanaka while a student at UCLA - it's when we switch to the Murderous.
Member portion of our movie that we start to run into real problems. Black male despoils white women and disposes of White Power.
Icons by use of his Superior Manhood. After all, none of his black. ND or his legion of Bogarts - is made.
Demon Dick. Or. could this be taken for wish fulfillment? The. final picture is so jumbled, the focus of Charles' hatred given so. But there's. also some very good acting, and I would. I didn't mention that Marlo Monte, Reatha Grey, and Jackie. Ziegler - as Charles, Carmen, and Twyla - turn in fine performances.
Monte truly exceptional as Charles, even when the film. It's a shame we've never seen him. Here. was, most likely, a student film about a man trying to go straight.
Surprisingly, one of them (SOUL VENGEANCE) was believed to. Rhino's library; I'm glad this brainmelter has hit DVD from anybody!!
He finds his. girlfriend has shacked up with his former partner and best friend, who escaped. But just underneath that.
That scene, of course, is the magical penis- growing. Other. than this one scene, there is still plenty to recommend about SOUL VENGEANCE. WELCOME HOME, BROTHER CHARLES). A white racist cop captures. Charles and almost castrates him in the back of his cop car (his hatred for.
Charles hypnotizes white women and makes. As great as this movie is, Xenon's. OK, but does suffer from pops and crackles at times.
If Rhino had released. I'm sure it would have looked at least a bit better.
This is without a doubt the weakest of the three Xenon releases. It's clear enough, but is grainy, very dark, and has no definition. Mono audio is acceptable.
Opening with a trademark Jamaa. Fanaka glimpse into black life in 1. L. A., BLACK SISTER'S REVENGE (original.
EMMA MAE) is a truly original blaxploitation curio. Fanaka is probably. SOUL VENGEANCE one of the more eye- opening entries in the subgenre, but.
Here, he combines intentional comedy, unlikely romance. Big- toothed country cousin Emma. Mae (arriving in L. A. Going to live.
Emma falls head over heels for a suave, but dangerous pill- addicted. Jesse, who is finally thrown into jail for his nasty habits.
In- between the excitement, she gets her hair done. This. black sister's revenge is nowhere near as cool as Pam Grier kicking major ass.
L. A. At this, Fanaka succeeds. Watts. and amateurish, but believable actors who seem as if they were cast from the. Don't get me wrong, this is no lost classic, the script.
It sure doesn't skimp on the. The. fullscreen transfer is colorful in some spots and is the best- looking of the. The. mono audio does the job well, but sometimes dialogue is much quieter than the. While this group of blaxploitation.
Xenon's. price is right and they're all essential in completing your cult film collection.