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Mandingo
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Manufacturer: Legend Films
Starring: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King, Richard Ward, Brenda Sykes
Directed By: Richard Fleischer
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Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Audience Rating: R (Restricted)
Binding: DVD
EAN: 0844503000200
Format: Color
Label: Legend Films
Manufacturer: Legend Films
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Legend Films
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2008-06-03
Running Time: 127
Studio: Legend Films
Theatrical Release Date: 1975

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Editorial Reviews:

Based on the best-selling book, Mandingo is a shocking look at plantation life in the Deep South. Mede (Ken Norton) is a slave whose master, Hammond Maxwell (Perry King), intends on keeping him as a prizefighter. As Maxwell focuses his attention on his wenches and Mede's brutal training, his neglected wife (Susan George) turns her passions towards Mede himself. The sordid doings explode across the screen as Mandingo plays out its savage and dramatic story.


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Summary: A Fetish film - Black sexual prowess - White degrneracy.
Comment: This is an amazing film - How on earth did they dare? The mith of black sexual superority is exploited by Ken Norton's extrordinary body - He's simply a black "thing" to be lusted after by degenerate crackers - And a beautiful thing it is - Norton is beautiful naked - No actor, but a great stupid stud.
The DVD quality is good (the film itself was muddy - looking sleezy & cheap to begin with) - Get it if you're into nasty black sexual sadistic films - You'll "cream your jeans"!


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Summary: Wonderful film
Comment: Somehow, I missed this film throughout the years. I'm SO glad I purchased it, as it has some fine performances; and certainly, a story line that is pertinent for today.
I don't think James Mason EVER gave a bad performance. Perry King, in his young, sensitive days; always an under rated actor.
The supporting cast is to notch, as well. And Ken Norton; certainly as fine an actor as an athlete.
The production values are very good, too. All in all, I'm most pleased with this picture.

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Summary: Still relevant today
Comment: Awesome!!! This movie is a must for afro-american history buffs. True it is about Mandingo...black male slave and white woman, but it also showed the black female slave and white male slave owner. The wayward ideas alone will have you sitting on the edge of your seat wondering if it could've happened. Not only did it happen, it's still happening today...in a more modern fashion of course.

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Summary: Classic movie
Comment: Mandingo is a classic movie. Excellent actors! I was thrilled to see it finally in DVD. Brenda Sykes and Ken Norton are great in their roles.

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Summary: Hot Southern Sleaze...But Riveting!
Comment: Part Harold Robbins and part Euripedes, this film has brutal depictions of slavery, abhorrent language, and extraordinary cinematography by Richard Kline. The imagery of Falconhurst, the huge but decrepit plantation of a cruel and vicious man (James Mason in a strange and brilliant performance) is fantastic; with peeling paint and filthy mosquito nets, winding staircases of gleaming wood, dark steamy rooms, and lush exteriors with drooping wisteria. The score by Maurice Jarre also adds much to the atmosphere, with Muddy Waters singing "Born in This Time".

Perry King is excellent as Mason's son, broken in body, weak in spirit, knowing what is right and often doing what is wrong; as his wife, Susan George is appropriately annoying and trashy, and as his "wench", Brenda Sykes is lovely. Heavyweight boxer Ken Norton, who won over Mohammed Ali (and broke his jaw) in 1973, made his impressive screen debut as Mede the Mandingo.

This film is a mass of contradictions, which is probably what keeps one glued to the screen, and makes it memorable years after seeing it. It is manipulative yet unpredictable, gratuitous and raw but thought-provoking; some of it might be absurd, but many of the situations shown did happen.
With all the brutality, nudity, incest, and most of all, the repellent language, this is not a film for the young, or anyone squeamish about violence.



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