Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Missing No Longer: CLEOPATRA JONES AND THE CASINO OF GOLD (1975)

Tamara Dobson's sequel is now out on DVD!




Reviewed here last year as part of our tribute to the late, great Tamara Dobson, CASINO OF GOLD has been arguably the most glaring absence from the blaxploitation era.  It's certainly been a long time coming.  An exciting mixture of James Bond, Run Run Shaw and the aforementioned blaxploitation, it may be flawed, but it is never boring. 


You'll join me in wishing that Cleo had at least as many sequels to choose from as Rocky Balboa and Paul Kersey, and you'll also get to see Norman Fell flashing his famous grin into the camera and playing Cleo's boss, "Stanley"---foreshadowing the signature TV role on THREE'S COMPANY that would follow his fine work here.

Here's hoping the Warner Archive keeps up the fine work, as they've now brought three of the Horn Section's most wanted to DVD for the first time in the past year alone.   Next up, number 47!

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