"Shaft" DVD Synopsis:
Who delivers ten times out of ten? Samuel L. Jackson is Shaft, the man and the movie. John Singleton (Boyz `N` The Hood), directs this gritty action packed thriller. With Uncle John Shaft (Richard Roundtree reprising his original role) as mentor, it`s no surprise that today`s Shaft is the coolest dude and the hottest action around. To stop a racist killer (Christian Bale) Shaft`s got to track down the only eyewitness that can put him behind bars (Toni Colette). As Shaft closes in, so does the danger. Armed with attitude and up against corrupt cops and venomous druglords he`s out to make crime pay up.
"Shaft" Tony's Comments:
"Shaft" is back nearly 30 years after the original, this time in the form of Samuel L. Jackson. Richard Roundtree who starred in the original returns in this new version to play uncle John Shaft. The Oscar winning Issac Hayes theme song comes with the package only this time round it has been updated for today's audience and has never sounded better. This new "Shaft" was made on a budget of $46 million and grossed over $70 million at the U.S. box office. The film was shot in New York, is big on action and retains the super-cool hip attitude of the original series of films which included, "Shaft" (1971), "Shaft's Big Score" (1972), "Shaft In Africa" (1973), and the short-lived "Shaft" TV series that ran for 7 episodes in 1973. This "Shaft" for the new millennium is a good entry in the series. It should satisfy old fans and win over new ones.