Devil’s Express (1976)
aka Gang Wars
aka The Phantom of the Subway
Genre: Blaxploitation | Kung-Fu | Horror | Action | Adventure
Country: USA | Director: Barry Rosen
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 83mn
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Warhawk Tanzania plays an urban afro American, who hate the gang warfare all around him. In desperation, Tanzania summons a demon from the subway system to purge his neighborhood of punks. Unfortunately, the demons are uncontrollable, resulting in the deaths of several innocent people.
The working title of “Gang Wars” was “The Phantom of the Subway” but it was first released as “The Devil’s Express”. The film mixes blaxploitation genre, American martial arts and horror flick and does this with huge enthusiasm. The acting is mostly wooden and Warhawk Tanzania is not as awesome as his name. The fights are well-shot and there is a decent amount of blood and gore. The film’s running time is padded out by random inserts of not exactly important scenes for example the fight between two sleazeballs and karate waitress. The gang war and subway murders committed by amulet seeking demon are fun to watch. A trash classic.