J.D.'s Revenge (1976)

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  •  (4 out of 5 stars)

In 1970s New Orleans, Ike (Glynn Turman) is possessed by the spirit of J.D. Walker, a hustler who was killed 30 years earlier. Ike is enjoying a normal life as a law student living with his girlfriend. One night out on Bourbon Street, he joins a hypnosis act and the possession by the spirit of J.D. Walker begins to take hold. It takes a while for Ike to transform into J.D., but when Turman makes the transformation his performance is funny and electric. The film receives an additional boost when Louis Gossett, Jr. shows up as a charismatic preacher named Elija Bliss. As the impulsive and violent J.D. Walker takes over, the film builds to a satisfying climax. It's an overlooked supernatural blaxploitation flick, especially worth seeing for the performances of Turman and Gossett.

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