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JD’s Revenge (1976) lobby card

JD’s Revenge (1976) lobby card

 

Written by African American screenwriter Jaison Starkes, JD’s Revenge is a perfect example of later period Blaxploitation where style wins over substance. The two male leads, Aretha Franklin’s ex Glynn Turman and future Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr., are clearly wasted in this tired tale of the occult and reincarnation but the film still remains noteworthy. The brilliant colors, impeccable sartorial sense and clean design (the poster art is exceptional) evident in JD’s Revenge and its promotional materials are what make this film memorable in the minds of those who’ve seen it. Short on story but long on “cool”, JD’s Revenge takes its place as perhaps one of the most stylish films in the Blaxploitation canon.

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