Pam Grier Film Festival: Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Friday Foster Olive Films DVD, $24.95 each title "Wham! Bam! Here comes Pam!" goes the tagline for the poster of 1975's Friday Foster, one of three blaxploitation classics starring inimitable action actress Grier, newly reissued by Olive Films. Quentin Tarantino surely had these titles in heavy rotation when he was scripting Jackie Brown, the '97 crime drama that brought Grier back front-and-center to the big screen. Watch 'em chronologically, with '73's Coffy ("The baddest one-chick hit squad that ever hit town!"), followed by '74's Foxy Brown ("She's brown sugar and spice, but if you don't treat her nice, she'll put you on ice!"), and then Friday Foster, adapted from the comic strip of the same name.
Mad Max: Fury Road Warner Home Video Blu-ray $35.99, DVD $28.98 Never mind Furious 7, really. George Miller's mega-reboot of his '80s franchise is like Fast and Furious: The Thermonuclear Edition, a turbocharged chase across a toxic wasteland with Vin Diesel and pals replaced by Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, who are certainly not pals at all. Cinematic, post-apocalyptic, heavy-metal mayhem. With a surprising feminist twist. R