Coffy 1973
In Coffy, Pam Grier portrays the title character, a nurse who decides to tear down the drug network that left her little sister an emotionally devastated junkie. The film opens with a rousing set piece in which Coffy, posing as a junkie hooker, deals out justice via shotgun and syringe, and then returns home to the loving arms of her straight and narrow boyfriend, Howard (Booker Bradshaw). Coffy's detective work leads her to the outrageous drug dealing pimp, King George (Robert DoQui), who comes complete with his own theme song and a stable of sexy call girls. Coffy poses as a Jamaican whore to get closer to King George and discover his insidious connections. After a series of cat fights, double crosses, and baddie bashing, Coffy eventually uncovers the horrible, tragic truth behind drug dealing circuit.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:30:03 | 32.8 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Director: Jack Hill
Cast: Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, William Elliott
Country: USA
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller


Commentary with Jack Hill - director Jack Hill explains in great detail how Coffy came to exist, and discusses some of the unique challenges he was presented with during the production process, how specific scenes were shot, the film's financial success and cult status, etc. The audio commentary also appears on MGM's Soul Cinema DVD release of Coffy.

A Taste of Coffy with Jack Hill - in this new video interview, Jack Hill recalls how he was approached to make Coffy, and discusses the film's financing, its tone and atmosphere (and specifically the fact that the initially he was not comfortable with the blaxploitation genre), the filming of some of the more explicit scenes (the killing of the pusher), Pam Grier's nude scenes, the film's cult status, etc. In English, not subtitled. (19 min).

Blaxploitation! - in this new video essay, writer Mikel J. Koven discusses the history of the Blaxploitation genre, its key qualities and the manner in which they evolved during the years. The essay was produced exclusively for Arrow Video. In English, not subtitled. (29 min).

Pam Grier: The Baddest Chick in Town! - in this new video interview, actress Pam Grier discusses the socio-political environment in the United Stated during the early '70s when Coffy and Foxy Brown were shot, the violence and sex in the two films and how they changed attitudes and perceptions, the filming of Coffy, her professional relationship with Jack Hill and Roger Corman, etc. In English, not subtitled. (18 min).

Trailer - original trailer for Coffy. In English, not subtitled. (2 min).

Image Gallery - a collection of production stills.

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