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Sweet Sweetback's baadasssss song

Call Number

  • DVD ACTION (CEN, EAS, POW)

Edition

30th anniversary special edition ; Original uncut version.

Performers

Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, Niva Rochelle, Rhetta Hughes, Johnny Amos, Mario Peebles.

Publication Information

Santa Monica, CA : Xenon Pictures, Inc., [2002]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (97 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

Audience

Not rated; "Rated X by an all white jury"--Container.

Summary

A young hustler's 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.

Notes

Title from container.

"Digitally remastered audio"--Container.

"Starring the Black community"--Container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.

Special features: All new "making of" by Melvin Van Peebles: "The real deal (what it was [strikethrough] ... is!)" ; filmography ; original theatrical trailer ; coming attractions.

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