Black Dynamite: Season One – Blu-ray Edition

black dynamite season oneBe warned that there are legit reasons why this is classified as an adult show. It is crass, violent and sexual. It definitely pushes the envelope. Sound like a good time? Then read on. The Cartoon Network series is based on the 2009 film called Black Dynamite and takes its name from a seventies renaissance man who has some wicked kung-fu moves. Black Dynamite’s (voiced by Michael Jai White) crew is made up of Bullhorn (voiced by Byron Minns), Cream Corn (voiced by Tommy Davidson) and Honey Bee (voiced by Kym Whitley). The main man is seeking revenge for the death of his brother. He is a ladies’ man and an ex-CIA agent. In other words, he is cooler than cool. Not your typical animated series it is filled with imaginative stuff. Funny series that pays props to the Blaxploitation films of the seventies.

Episode 1:  “Bullhorn Nights” or “Murder She Throats”: While working on a case Bullhorn becomes entangled in the world of adult films. Soon Bullhorn is Sweet Throat and the rest as they say is history.

Episode 2: “Just Beat It” or “Jackson Five Across Yo’Eyes”:  Cream Corn and Michael Jackson become tight. Things that seem too good to be true usually are and in the end Black Dynamite is going to have to take down the young pop star.

Episode 3: “Taxes and Death” or “Get Him to the Sunset Strip”: Black Dynamite and his crew have a big job ahead of them when they have to raise $60,000 before tax day. In order to do so they take a job escorting drugged out Richard Pryor to his next gig.

Episode 4: “A Crisis For Christmas” or “The Dark Side of the Dark Side of the Moon”: It is Christmas time and Black Dynamite is taught the hard lesson that he is not as popular as he thought as the orphans like OJ Simpson better than him. To fix this he decides to go on a moom mission with the former USC running back.

Episode 5: “Panic On the Player’s Ball Express” or “That’s Influenza Sucka!”: It is the time of year for the annual gathering of Pimps called the Players Ball. Black Dynamite is bedridden with the flu so it is up to the rest of the crew to attend.

Episode 6: “The S**t that Killed the King” or “Weekend At Presley’s”: Thankfully the President’s plan to destroy the black community with drugs has failed. He does not give up and uses his big gun next – Special DEA Agent Elvis Presley.

Episode 7: “Apocalypse, This!” or “For the Pity of Fools” a.k.a. “Flashbacks Are Forever”: A flashback back to Black Dynamite’s tour in Vietnam. His close pal Lawrence Tureaud (voiced by Aries Spears) was left behind for dead and now wanders around his adopted country.

Episode 8: “Honky Kong” or “White Apes Can’t Hump”: Honey Bee is wiped out from her years of taking care of the running of the Whorephanage. To cheer her up Black Dynamite takes her to the circus where she gains an admirer in the form of Honky Kong, a giant albino ape.

Episode 9: “The Race War” or “Big Black Cannon, Balls Run!”: Dr. Wu who happens to be Black Dynamite’s arch nemesis has stolen the entire supply of an experimental drug called Menthol X. What Menthol X is is a mind control additive and he has gone and sold it to a giant tobacco company.

Episode 10: “That Seed of Kurtis” a.k.a. “Father Is Just Another Word For Motherf***er”: We learn that Reverend Daddy Dynamite left Black Dynamite when he was only eight-years-old. Now he is back preaching something new and Black Dynamite welcomes him back with open arms which makes the crew nervous.

Special Features: Original Pilot, Behind the Scenes, UltraViolet Digital Copy

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