Dyno-mite! Dyno-mite! In a little over a month, Adult Swim will be releasing season one of Black Dynamite to DVD and Blu-Ray. The official date of release is set to be available this July 15. You can find out more details about the highly anticipated release after the break.
Loosely based on the 2009 blacksploitation film by the same name. The Adult Swim series follows the exploits of 1970s ex-CIA agent, now full-time kung-fu, ass-kicking, ladies man, Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) and his cohorts Bullhorn (Byron Minns), Cream Corn (Tommy Davidson), and Honey Bee (Kym Whitley).
The series continues the story of Black Dynamite and crew through outlandish adventures, at times involving celebrities such as young Michael Jackson, when he was part of the Jackson 5, O. J. Simpson, Richard Pryor, Mr. T and Elvis Presley, as well as Black Dynamite’s recurring nemesis President Richard Nixon, who was also the main villain from the film.
Guest voice talent featured on the series includes Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion), Arsenio Hall, J. B. Smoove, and Charlie Murphy with music by Adrian Younge, also responsible for the film’s soundtrack.
Special features included with the first season of Black Dynamite includes:
- Video Commentaries featuring writer Carl Jones and members of the cast
- Original Pilot
- Behind the Scenes
- UltraViolet Digital Copy
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Black Dynamite, courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment:
The series’ titular character Black Dynamite is a 1970s renaissance man with a kung-fu grip. He is a lover and a fighter who is not afraid to leap before he looks. His sidekick extraordinaire is Bullhorn, the brains and cunning that complements Black Dynamite’s hard-hittin’, bone-crushin’ style. Providing comic relief on the mean streets is Cream Corn and classing up the place is the gorgeous Honey Bee.
Black Dynamite season 1 hits shelves on Blu-Ray and DVD on July 15. The second season of the series will debut this summer on Adult Swim.
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