Boss Nigger/DVD/VCI DVD Review

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The opening of the film has a special text message from Fred Williamson about the N word and his approval of the film. It also lets audiences know that he made a conscious decision to use the N word in two of his other films The Legend of Nigger Charley and The Soul of Nigger Charley to cause sensationalism upon their releases.

  • Picture: Presented in (2:35:1) Widescreen. Color. The picture looks clear with some minor artifacts. Overall, a nice transfer.
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0. The funky score by "We Produce" really keeps the film groovin' with soul.
  • Special Features: A Conversation with Fred "The Hammer" Williamson: Joel Blumberg interviews "The Hammer" himself and gives him a nice list of questions to answer about his life and career in the movies. Fred remembers his days in the NFL, working for a time as an architect and his philosophy on being a filmmaker and all around film legend. Fred is 70 years old but he sure doesnt look it! Animated Menus: The black and white 3-D style menus give the DVD a very eye catching look. Trailers: The Education of Sonny Carson, Black Shampoo, Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde, Original Boss Nigger Theatrical Trailer. A Boss Memory: Producer Myrl Shreibman remembers some interesting facts about the making of Boss Nigger.A Jack Arnold Tribute: Producer Myrl Shreibman talks about the late director and his career in film.
  • Final Word: VCI Entertainment has done fans proud with a very nice DVD presentation for Boss. This film is one of the real classics of the Blaxploitation era. --PopeyePete 15:27, 11 September 2008 (UTC)