Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
a film of Melvin Van Peebles

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song [DVD]
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song [DVD]
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From the back cover:

A Film of Melvin Van Peebles - Starring the Black Community

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song is the story of a young hustler (Van Peebles) whose aimless pleasure seeking turns to radicalism after witnessing the beating of a black revolutionary by two white cops. Sweetback, driven to a state of blind rage, takes brutal revenge on the cops, forcing him into a desperate life on the run.

Despite a humble opening at only two theaters followed by a torrent of negative reviews, Sweetback  mushroomed to $10,000,000 at the box office, landing it on Daily Variety's list of top-grossing independent films. It has also been widely credited as the film that kicked off the so-called "Blaxploitation" film movement.

Director: Melvin Van Peebles

Cast: Melvin Van Peebles

Original Uncut Version

UPC: 000799106426
Length: 97 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated (Contains Nudity, Sexual Situations, Violence and Strong Language)
Film Release Date: 1971
DVD Release Date: 2003
Studio: Xenon Pictures

Audio Format: Digitally Remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
Screen Format: Full Screen
Color: Color
Original Language: English
Other Languages: None
Subtitles: None
Not Closed Captioned

Special Features:

  • All new "making of" by Melvin Van Peebles
    -- "The Real Deal (What it Was...Is!)
  • Filmography
  • Chapter Selection
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
a film of Melvin Van Peebles






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