Of the many faces that defined the Blaxploitation wave in American cinema during the 1970s, Pam Grier is one of the most important. She anchored pictures like “Foxy Brown” and “Coffy” while starring in numerous other pictures that became cult favorites and alternatives to the fare Hollywood was churning out. And in 1975, she was busier than ever, with three films hitting cinemas, including “Bucktown,” “Friday Foster,” and “Sheba, Baby.” And today, we have an exclusive clip from the latter, which has just landed in a fresh edition on Blu-ray.
Directed by William Girdler, the story follows Sheba Shayne, a private eye based in Chicago who is called to her hometown to stop the local mob boss from moving in on her father’s loan business. Aided by her father’s partner, Brick Williams, Sheba finds out that the violent thugs aren’t going go away with a fight, and the action ramps up. And in the clip below, you can get a taste of Sheba Shayne’s detective skills.
Featuring audio commentary, interviews, and more, “Sheba, Baby” is in stores today via Arrow Video.