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Shaft [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a Stirling Silliphant-Roger Lewis production ; producer, Joel Freeman ; director, Gordon Parks ; screenplay, Ernest Tidyman, John D.F. Black
Alternate (uniform) Title Shaft (Motion picture : 1971)
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2000
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PS3570.I3 S5211 2000b    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Shaft, John (Fictitious character) -- Drama
Private investigators -- Drama
Kidnapping -- Drama
Feature films
Detective and mystery films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD; Dolby digital mono.; standard and widescreen formats
Note Rated R
Language Includes French dubbed version and subtitles in English or French
Closed captioned
Cast Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn
Credits Music, Isaac Hayes ; director of photography, Urs Furrer ; film editor, Hugh A. Robertson
Note Based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman
Originally produced as motion picture in 1971
Special features include: behind-the-scenes documentary, Soul in cinema: filming Shaft on location; 3 theatrical trailers
Summary Detective John Shaft is hired by a Harlem mobster to find his kidnapped teenage daughter and finds himself up against some Mafia chieftains who want to take over a chunk of the black underworld's uptown territory
Awards Academy Award, 1971: Best Original Song: Isaac Hayes
Alternate Author Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006
Tidyman, Ernest
Black, John D. F
Roundtree, Richard, 1942-
Gunn, Moses, 1929-1993
Hayes, Isaac
Warner Home Video (Firm)

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