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Monday, September 17, 2012

Blaxploitation Westerns

Introducing blaxploitation styles westerns. A very unique sub-genre of black film that puts our favorite blaxploitation stars in the wild west. Fred Williamson and Jim Brown are amongst the most popular actors for blax-westerns, but other stars like Lola Falana, Bill Cosby, Ron O'Neal, Max Julien, Vonetta McGee, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, and Richard Roundtree also made a presence in blax-westerns. "Boss Nigger" is considered to be one of the more popular westerns in this genre with Fred Williamson delivering kick ass gun slinging while sticking it to the man. "Take A Hard Ride" offers an all-star western cast featuring Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, and Jim Kelly with plenty of action to keep you entertained.

Enjoy the westerns because it is truly a fantastic part of the blaxplotiation culture.

Max Julien in "Thomasin and Bushrod" (1974)

Jim Brown in "El Condo" (1970).

Fred Williamson in "Joshua" (1976).

Lola Falana in "Lola Colt" (1967).

Here is a preliminary list of blax-western films: