One of my favorite films to come out of Sundance 2009 was Black Dynamite, the jive-tastic spoof of 1970s blaxploitation flicks starring Michael Jai White as a Shaft-like butt-kicker avenging his brother's death. Cinematical's Scott Weinberg gave it a rave review at the time, and most of the rest of the critical community concurs. (I saw it a second time at CineVegas: still funny.) We've previously shown you a clip from the film and a couple of viral videos, but this new promotional gimmick is my favorite: the Black Dynamite Talkin' Jive Soundboard.

It taps into one of the most common things people have said about the film, which is that it's highly quotable. Arranged on a page are about 70 sound bites; click on the quotation and hear the clip. There are basic things like "I can dig it" and "Whoever did this is gonna pay." And then there are more advanced declarations like "Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery" and "I'm sorry I pimp slapped you into that china cabinet." Click 'em all! Annoy your co-workers! (A few of them are a little PG-13.)

It's all a lot funnier if you've seen the film and can recall the context, of course -- and you'll have that opportunity starting on Oct. 16, when Apparition (a division of Sony) releases it in select cities. If it becomes the small-scale hit it deserves to be, watch for it to expand in the coming weeks. In the meantime, keep lookin' out for The Man.






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