Shaft (1971)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Richard Roundtree
Moses Gunn
Movie Details
Director Gordon Parks
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 40 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The Hard-Hitting Original That Started It All.

"Hotter than Bond. Cooler than Bullitt," movie posters proclaimed. John Shaft was indeed a shut-your-mouth detective to reckon with, a fact emphasized from the film's start by Isaac Hayes' Academy Award-winning Best Original Song and Oscar-nominated score.

Richard Roundtree plays the smart, tough, confident lead, a private investigator whose hunt for a kidnapped woman puts him in the middle of feuding syndicates. Gordon Parks directs from a screenplay that Ernest Tidyman (that same year's Oscar winner for The French Connection) co-scripted from his own novel. John Shaft is an icon of change from an era of change. Today, Shaft still tells it like it is.
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 60
In Collection Yes
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 012569505124
Chapters 20
Release Date 2000.06.06
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Behind-The-Scenes Documentary Soul In Cinema: Filming Shaft On Location
3 Theatrical Trailers
Interactive Menus
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