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
, 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
, the '97 crime drama that brought Grier back front-and-center to the big screen. Watch 'em chronologically, with '73's
("The baddest one-chick hit squad that ever hit town!"), followed by '74's
("She's brown sugar and spice, but if you don't treat her nice, she'll put you on ice!"), and then
, adapted from the comic strip of the same name.