First screened in July 2014
Director: Jack Hill. Cast: Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, William Elliott, Robert DoQui, Sid Haig, Allan Arbus, Barry Cahill, Linda Haynes, Morris Buchanan, Mwako Cumbuka, Carol Locatell, Lisa Farringer, Lee de Broux, Ruben Moreno, Jeff Burton, Bob Minor, Ray Young, Peaches Jones, Jan-Minika Hughes, Leslie McRay, Karen Williams. Screenplay: Jack Hill.

Twitter Capsule: The Lust, Caution of blaxploitation. Or is Lust, Caution the Coffy of erotic Chinese spy thrillers? Fresh as hell either way.

VOR:   Ambitious political arc, from personal to structural. Paradigmatic Grier performance. Directed with finesse, for all the gratuitously bared breastisses. Should be taught with Chinatown.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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