Abar, the First Black Superman (1977)
Genre: Blaxploitation | Sci-Fi
Country: USA | Director: Frank Packard
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 101mn
Dvdrip Xvid Avi – 640×480 – 23.976fps – 1.37gb

Upon moving into a bigoted neighborhood, the scientist father of a persecuted black family gives a superpower elixir to a tough bodyguard, who thus becomes a superpowered crimefighter.

Boy, is this one fabulously freaky and stunningly clunky micro-budget blaxploitation oddity: Frank Packard’s plodding (mis)direction, James Smalley’s talky, yet genuinely offbeat and unpredictable script, the authentically grimy inner city Los Angeles locations, the endearingly amateurish acting by a no-name cast (Roxie Young as Ms. Kincade cops the grand booby prize; check out her big crack-up scene after discovering the mangled body of her murdered son), Ron Garcia’s rough, static cinematography, the infrequent ineptly staged action scenes, the funky 70’s TV cop show-style score, and the totally unexpected from out in left field uplifting conclusion all make this deliciously loopy doozy one of the single most gloriously weird and original jaw-droppers produced during the 70’s blaxploitation craze. Must be seen to be (dis)believed.


Abar, the First Black Superman (1977)