- Widescreen and Standard (Anamorphic)
- Audio: English [CC], French
- Subtitles: Spanish, French
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 26, 2001
- Originally Released: 1976
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Outta the grave and into the ghetto comes the tortured spirit of a 1940's tough as nails gangster who pries his way into the body of a hip and likeable young soul brother (Glynn Turman, How Stella Got Her Groove Back
). With terrifying twists and turns, this spine-tingling, "sharp, hip and offbeat" (Boxoffice
) adventure delivers pure urban action excitement!
Ike (Turman) is having a night on the town when he volunteers to be part of a hypnotist's nightclub act. But when the demonic spirit of a long-dead gangster muscles its way into Ike's mind - all hell breaks loose! Calling himself J.D., Ike thinks he is the reincarnation of the murdered gangster as he launches a rampage of revenge to destroy those who did him in years ago. It seems no one can stop this killing machine until one of his soon-to-be victims, a reformed hood turned preacher (Academy Award winner Lou Gossett), comes to the ghostly conclusion that if he hopes to survive, he must save Ike's soul himself!
A young law student's life is drastically changed when he agrees to undergo hypnosis and subsequently discovers that he is possessed by the vengeful spirit of a dead gangster.