DVD Release: Joe Bullet

DVD Release Date: Feb. 21, 2017
Price: DVD $14.99
Studio: The Film Detective

Originally banned by the apartheid government in 1972, the South African-produced, 1972 action film Joe Bullet arrives on DVD fully restored from the original 35mm assets.

Ken Gampu is Joe Bullet

More than 40 years since it was last seen, this all-African cast, “Blaxploitation” film has been well received on the international film festival circuit and is now being released on home entertainment platforms to a new generation of classic film lovers. Shot entirely on location in and around Johannesburg, it’s the creation of by writer/producer Tonie van der Merwe.

In Joe Bullet, a local soccer team, the Eagles, is just a week from the championship final when it falls prey to the deadly demands of a mysterious gangster. Desperate, the team implores the one man who can help them fight this underworld corruption, the James Bond-esque Joe Bullet (Ken Gampu, The Naked Prey).

This special-edition release includes an audio commentary, trailer and a before-and-after restoration demo.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.