Cleopatra Jones
Warner Brothers - 1973
Clement Perry
April 1999

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Blaxploitation fans eat your heart out! A poppy field is torched and "Mommy" (Shelly Winters) is hurtin' something bad. Bent on revenge she sends out a hit squad to kill detective Cleopatra Jones. (Tamara Dobson) Car chases, karate chops, and funny named drug dealers like Doodle Bug (Antonio Fargas) Pickle and Snake provide the antics, while Mommy does her sleazy work, to this dated but fun film. Picture quality is very good considering the films date stamp.

Transferred in Widescreen letterbox 'Scope' aspect ratio of it's original theatrical exhibition.  Noise and artifacts show up constantly throughout but are not distracting. Color rendition is superb with decent flesh tone and black retention. Sound is stereophonic with the original score by jazz great J.J. Johnson. Right On!

Special Features

 

Studio

Warner Brothers

Release Date

3/30/98

Year

1973

Retail Price

14.98

Rating

R

Starring 

Tamara Dobson Bernie Casey Brenda Sykes Antonio Fargas Bill McKinney Dan Frazer

Director

Jack Starrett

Sound

Digital Mono

Category

Action

Running Time

89 Minutes

Color/BW

Color

Widescreen Format

Yes

Standard Format

No

Aspect Ratio

2.35:1

Regionally Coded

 

Closed Caption

No

Languages

English

Sub-Titles

No

THX Certified

Yes

Multi-Audio

Yes

Interactive Menus

No

Scene Access

Yes

Production Notes

 

16:9 Enhanced

Yes

Movie on one side

Yes

Title Released

Yes