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.
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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