Blaxploitation

It’s A Love Thang!

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I LOVE BLAXPLOITATION!!!

That’s right, BLAXPLOITATION, I love it and I am not ashamed to admit it!

The 1970’s in general and 1970’s Black culture specifically “are hot” again. As far as I am concerned, this very funky decade never really stopped being hot, it has just taken the rest of the world some time to catch up and show some respect.

1970’s funk is everywhere, such as the proliferation of 1970’s funk and r&b music used in advertising and as samples in hip hop music, the resurgence of a funky sense of style with afros, cornrows and throwback fashions and the pimped out attitude and swagger that is even being shown by our new Black, Hip, Funky President. Now just where do you think all of his funkiness came from…

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— Sista ToFunky, Curator, The Museum of UnCut Funk

 

40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 7 – 1976

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1976 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 6 – 1975

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1975 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history.

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Uncut Funk By Josiah Howard

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“Bad, Black and Bountiful: The Museum Of UnCut Funk Looks Back at the Blaxploitation Film Genre”. At one time the images were omnipresent: on TV, in movies, on billboards and in magazines. Young African-American men and women in anti establishment starring film roles, wearing bell-bottoms, platforms and Afro hairstyles, and determined to get even—or “get over.” The time was the early 1970s, and the film genre was Blaxploitation—action oriented pictures that, for the most part, told stories culled from America’s crime-ridden inner-cities.

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40th Anniversary of 1974 Black Horror Movies

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During the 1970’s Black filmmakers found their voices by making films that spoke to urban audiences in a way that had never been done before. Films like Sugar Hill, Abby, The Zebra Killers and so many more packed theaters with audiences hungry for Horror Movies where the Black Guy didn’t die first. 40 years later, Black horror films have made a lasting impact within the Black community. These films are national treasures and should be a part of any film collection. The Museum of UnCut Funk pays homage to the Blaxpolitation Horror films of 1974.

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The Bernie Casey Chronicles

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I fell in love with Bernie Casey when I saw the film Cleopatra Jones. I have been a fan every since. I hope you will enjoy our tribute to Bernie and his contributions to the film industry.

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Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson

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The Museum of UnCut Funk is actively looking to acquire the 1st edition copies of the Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson Harlem Detectives series of books from famed author Chester Himes for our archives. We love a good read but the art on the cover of these books that were printed during the 50s and 60s is a lost art form and needs to be persevered.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 5 – 1974

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1974 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history.

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40th Anniversary of 1972 and 1973 Black Horror Movies

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Horror movies with predominantly Black casts represent a niche segment of the horror genre that has been under appreciated for decades. A number of these films continue to entertain new generations of movie aficionados. These films are national treasures and should be a part of any film collection. The Museum of UnCut Funk pays homage to Blaxpolitation Horror films of 1972 and 1973.

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The Fred Williamson Movie Poster Exhibition

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Fred Williamson Movie Poster Exhibition

Honoring The Hammer.

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The Jim Brown International Movie Poster Exhibition

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Jim Brown International Movie Poster Exhibition

Paying Homage To A Legend.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 4 – 1973

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1973 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of Ganja and Hess, Heavy Traffic and The Black Bunch.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 3 – 1972

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1972 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of A Place Called Today, Fritz The Cat, Is The Father Black Enough and The Limit.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 2 – 1971

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1971 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of Black Chariot.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 1 – 1970

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1970 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, except Ghetto Freaks and The McMasters.

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Sista ToFunky Speaks About Blaxploitation

A couple of months ago, the crew from the Collector’s Quest website became the first people to actually visit the offices of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, interview me and see our collection.

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Blaxploitation Filmography

 

The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements of the 1960’s set the stage for the 1970’s Black film revolution.

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Blaxploitation Trailers And Soundtracks


Blaxploitation films had very funky trailers, featuring the latest threads and hippest jive.

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Blaxploitation And Music Poster Art

 

The Museum of UnCut Funk continues to celebrate the best decade ever with a review of Poster Art from funky music based films that helped to create the soundtrack of the 1970’s.

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Blaxploitation Radio Spots


This is a real blast from the past!

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Blaxploitation Movie Poster Art

 

I started collecting movie posters from Blaxploitation and all Black films from the 1970‘s because I love these films. I also love the illustrated artwork that was used to create these posters. Poster illustration has become a lost art form, as today’s posters utilize photography.

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