J.D.'s Revenge (1976) - Action, Horror, Thriller

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A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid 1970s New Orleans, Louisiana. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister.

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr.
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 6 out of 28 found boring (21.42%)

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I enjoyed it so much that Glenn Turman was the first actor I was inspired to do research on.

Cut to New Orleans in 1976: Sweet, likable, struggling law student Ike (frequent second banana co-star actor Glynn Turman, giving a fine, engaging performance in a rare substantial lead part) is possessed by J.

D's way is Theotis' brother, Reverend Elijah (Louis Gossett Jr.).An intriguing fusion of Blaxploitation stereotypes and horror movie sensibilities, this cult classic can be as gruesome and violent as it can be campy and thrilling.

Producer / director Arthur Marks injects lots of grisly slaughterhouse imagery into the proceedings, which get fairly bloody and intriguing if never exactly scary.

I first heard about JD's Revenge on a TV special called 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004) and it made #8.

Pretty dull.

Despite of some weak plot points, and misogynistic attitudes, this is still an enjoyable movie.

I recently saw a documentary called "The Fifty Worst Movies" (a title and concept they ripped off from the book by the same title).

A man wrongly killed who returns from the dead years later to set things right is an exciting idea and how all this was worked out in the end was far more clever than I would have expected given the overall tone of the movie.

It's really just dull for an incredibly long time of the film, and that's something which can really hurt the film.

It is though less cheesy though but it is also rather uneven, with a slow pace and an undeveloped plot.

This results in a rather plodding pace.

A very engaging cast helps to make this watchable.

Added to the mix is Elija or better yet Theotis' illegitimate daughter Roberta, also played by Alice Jubert, who tried to prevent the two brothers from killing each other only to accidentally shoot and kill,in a struggle for the gun, her dad Theotis in the confusion.

Not a great movie, but a good one, and worth watching for Turman's excellent double turn if nothing else.

's Revenge" inexplicably turns into a boring and cowardly lame film.

It makes for some really dull moments as there's nothing much happening during that state.