Tuesday, February 25, 2014
THE BLACK ALLEY CATS (1973)
This softcore grindhouse classic starts out with a group of gals getting gang-raped, then learning some kung-fu and a little gun-fu and then getting some revenge on their attackers. This part of the movie is pretty awesome and it's only the first ten minutes or so in. The rest of the movie meanders around a bit and throws in some inter-racial lesbian antics, shower scenes and the gang, who sport what might be the worst patches(a badly drawn cartoonish cat with fangs) of any street gang since the Ghetto Ghouls, rob from the rich and give to the poor. You would think by the title that this would be a blaxploitation film about a gang of tough black chicks but there's initially only two black girls in the group and they're a little on the skinny side and don't seem like they could kick much ass in reality. I can't really say the movie as a whole is very good. It's almost porn level bad, but enough wacky stuff happened to at least keep me mildly amused. Also it's filled with some very sleazy people and those are usually my favorite types of films. These slime-balls include one kinky swinging couple who drugs and rapes their baby-sitter, some pimps and even our main girl-gang who don't really seem all that righteous and are basically terrorizing folks but are the lesser of all the evils on display. This is definitely something you would only see made in the 70's and for that I give it a mild thumbs up.
This poor black man gets molested by the Cats: