Coffy (1973)

Coffy (1973), written and directed by Jack Hill.

Pam Grier has a vendetta against drug kingpins and has to cope with pimps and corrupt cops and politicians on the side. She looks good with a shotgun and does what is necessary: no virginal wilting flower, she. Bloody, funny, with loads of sex and gratuitous nudity. That's entertainment.

Like lots of blaxploitation it combines the low-budget, the hip and the clumsy. The makers understand the plot is ridiculous and the acting rough. Add layers of humor and irony and somehow it comes out kind of exciting.

In a nice touch, once she starts down this road Coffy says she feels like she is in a dream, detached from reality and already having regrets.

My DVD was 4:3 letterboxed.