South Africa might not be the first place you think of when it comes to rough and tough grindhouse flicks, but it’s the home of a classic that’s finally hitting DVD thanks to Synapse Films: Christopher Rowley’s 1978 Death of a Snowman, aka Soul Patrol and Black Trash.
From the Press Release:
The true soul of grindhouse shakes and shimmies in this down and dirty tale of master criminals meeting violent death in Johannesburg, South Africa, a city plagued by organized crime. Steve Chaka (Ken Gampu), an ambitious news reporter, learns that these deaths are from the hands of an all-black vigilante group known only as “War on Crime.” Teaming up with Lt. Ben Deel (Nigel Davenport, Chariots of Fire, A Man for All Seasons) of the local police department, Chaka investigates anonymous tips regarding future ‘hits’ and ends up fighting for his life to uncover the truth behind the vigilante killings!
Death of a Snowman is an action-filled South African grindhouse gem. Exploitation fans will enjoy the outrageous violence, erratic editing, funky disco soundtrack, and jaw-dropping dubbing.
Synapse’s release of Death of a Snowman includes a theatrical trailer and a whole lotta bad-ass!
For more info visit the official Synapse Films website, where you’ll also find links to their Facebook page and blog.
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