Thursday, June 23, 2011

365 Movies Day #86 "The Last Dragon"

When it comes to blaxploitation comedy, there is some great stuff out there. Right up there with previously mentioned "BLACK DYNAMITE" is the wonderfully whacky "The Last Dragon". In fact, I think Dynamite and Bruce Leroy would team up to thwart the power of Sho'nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, who remains one of the coolest villains ever. A link between the two films is classic character actor, Mike Starr, who plays Rock in "The Last Dragon" and Rafelli in "Black Dynamite". Starr has also been in about every movie with gangsters in it for the past 20 years.

Filled with kung fu badassery and epic cheese, this film is a must see if you haven't already caught it. Maybe you too will find the Glow and become a true Master! As much as I hate remakes, news that Samuel L. Jackson may play the role of Sho'Nuff in the remake has me a bit excited.



  1. Wow. Loved the soundtrack but remaking this flick would be like painting a sunken boat. I dug it when it came out but times were a lot different then.

  2. Have you seen "Black Dynamite"? I think they can do it, if they go along that structure. Maybe temper it with something like a grindhouse feel.