Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The Avenging Disco Godfather

If you are unfamiliar with the antics and uberFreshness of the unparalleled Rudy Ray Moore, you really owe it to yourself to delve into his amazing ouvre. He is one of the true originators and kings of Blaxploitation. He is responsible for producing and starring in 4 incredible Blaxploitation epics. Moore entered the game with a resounding and explosive bang in 1975 with fantastic 'Dolemite'.



This would be the ideal place to start. If you have never witnessed 'Dolemite', you are a sucka and you really need to check yourself immediately.




Rudy Ray Moore knew he had a good thing, and the very next year (1976), he followed up 'Dolemite', with it's unofficial sequel, 'The Human Tornado'. Following this mind-shattering, brain-battering sequel, Ruby Ray Moore delved into the metaphysical with 'Petey Wheatstraw' (The Devil's Son In-Law). 'Petey Wheatstraw' is such an amazing work of art, that it warrants it's own entry and will be discussed in extreme detail at a later date.



The purpose of this entry is to discuss Rudy Ray Moore's most dusted and mind-melting cinematic adventure,'Disco Godfather', an amazing PCP-fueled epic that has yet to be equaled.

'The Avenging Disco Godfather' is a rather amazing film. The first time you watch it, you will find yourself transfixed and mesmerized, but unsure as to why. There are a number of reasons for this...

The lighting in this film is so completely inept and perplexing that it will blow your mind. I truly believe that all of the budget that was initially set aside for lighting was spent on PCP. This entire film appears to be lit with disco lights. There are some scenes that are so dark, all you can see is teeth. Occasionally people wander towards the back of the frame and disappear. You really have to see it to appreciate the amazingness, words cannot convey...

The Doctor. If your Doctor looks like this, you are in trouble. First off, he looks like a PCP dealer. The man is always wearing sunglasses. The scene in which he is in the SUPER dark hospital room with Bucky, he has his shades on. There is no logical reason for a man (let alone a doctor) to where sunglasses in a pitch black room. And further more, what possible reason would there be for keeping a hospital room as black as midnight? I think the main reason for this, is that everyone was on PCP, making things appear much brighter than they actually were...

The PCP Factory. The PCP factory that is apparently supplying most the world with PCP is a small room in an abandoned warehouse with no laboratory equipment. Sweetmeat (the head PCP distributor) rolls into his 'factory' and demands that 1500 gallons of PCP be produced. Huh? A lab of this size would have trouble producing an ounce of PCP in an afternoon. 1500 gallons? hahaha. Not only that, they were also supposed to dip 10,000 cigarettes in the PCP at the lab. That is 19 liquid ounces of PCP per cigarette!!! Wow! The Disco Godfather himself. Rudy Ray Moore is an incredible actor, with an even more incredible sense of fashion. Put your weight on it!!! His gift for delivering dialogue, being a pimp, a superStar DJ, and blowing a bunch of nose candy off of a Saturday Night Fever Album cannot be topped. In addition, his Kung-Fu stylings are not of this Earth...

The incredible PCP freak-outs. These are truly the work of a cinematic visionary. These scenes take you deep inside the mind of an individual in the midst of a deranged PCP freak-out. Very believable...The amazing ending of this film can truly not be described. I love how The Disco Godfather is captured, forced to wear a gas mask, and gassed with PCP. Following this, he has an amazing sequence of visions involving PCP archetypes, and his mother. Things then proceed to abruptly end. I think they must of run out of film...

The dialogue. The mistake-filled press conference is a sight to behold. Try and count the mistakes, I dare you. Attack the Wack!!!There are so many more examples of ineptitude and confusion that I could probably write a book if I were so inclined. However, duty calls and I must go out and Attack the Wack. Put your Weight on it!!!


1 comment:

XMP said...

ACK I totally forgot about the gasmask scene! Love this film. Unparalleled in its ridiculous, low-budget PCP-fueled randomness. And the soundtrack is one of the best ever made. Wish I could get my hands on a copy!!