20 Inches of Shaft

John Shaft

Shaft n.

1) groundbreaking, stylish, thoroughly cool action movie made in 1971.

2) supercool hero of this movie and its sequels, Shaft's Big Score! (1972) and Shaft in Africa (1973).

3) a series of novels by Ernest Tidyman and comic books by David Walker et al.

A taste of Shaft

20 Inches of Shaft is a taste of classic Shaft: the three movies, plus the short-lived TV series. There's also a tip of the hat to the 2000 Shaft movie with Samuel L Jackson, and the Shaft comic book launched in 2014.

The links section will lead you to other websites that dig Shaft. (If you click any link on this website, it will open in the current window or current tab, unless you tell it otherwise.)

In the Blaxploitation section, read a little about this ass-kicking genre.

To find out why this website is called 20 Inches of Shaft, listen to this soundgrab from Shaft in Africa. (MP3, 97Kb)