Spook Who Sat By The Door (DVD)

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    Based on Sam Greenlee's controversial novel, THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR is a hard-hitting shocker that depicts a world in which the long-suppressed black man fights back with a vengeance. Director Ivan Dixon's uncompromising adaptation was relegated to bottom-rung status upon its release, and it subsequently slipped into oblivion for decades until the film was rediscovered and released on DVD in 2004. Lawrence Cook plays Dan Freeman, a head-nodding, smiling African-American who impresses his CIA cohorts with his winning demeanor. What they don't realize is that Freeman's friendly facade is nothing more than a mask for a deep seated hatred of white people. When he returns to his Chicago hometown, Freeman uses his newly acquired knowledge to organize an underground militant movement that revolts against the very army that trained him. Dixon's matter-of-fact approach to the material makes the film an even more powerful experience. It also manages to transcend the Blaxploitation genre by making a broader statement about the devastating effects of death and war. Featuring an impassioned performance from Cook (COLORS, POSSE), THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR is a frightening, but important, cautionary tale.

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    UPC 723952076595
    Studio Monarch Home Video
    Format DVD
    Genre Blaxsploitation/Urban Drama
    Rating Parental Guidance
    Dimensions 5.5" x 0.5" x 7.5" WxHxD
    Weight 0.3 lbs
    Stars Lawrence Cook, Paula Kelly
    Directors Ivan Dixon
    Dimensions 0

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    • Essential work of the 1970s.
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      In this re-release, there are essential dvd extras that are well worth the price, alone. Perhaps the best educational visual piece on Black Liberation politics that can generate much discussion, as it did in the early 1970s. Suggested for the #blacklivesmatter generation.

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    • Excellent!!!
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      This movie was well before its time. A masterful peice of work and exceptional acting. Probably the most significant low budget movie ever made.

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