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.


Peter Roberts is the co-founder/editor-in-chief of the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb) and contributor to the GCDb's sister site Furious Cinema. A Massachusetts native, he is an avid film fan that has been immersed in the world of entertainment and pop culture his entire life. He holds an AS with Highest Honors in Communications and Interactive Media Design.

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