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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song [30th Anniversary Special Edition] [DVD] [1971]

Melvin Van Peebles' groundbreaking action-drama about a sex-show stud turned African-American revolutionary has been given a satisfactory presentation on DVD. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song has been given a full-screen transfer to disc in the aspect ratio of 1.33:1. Viewers may choose between two remixed soundtracks: one in Dolby Digital Stereo and the other in Dolby Digital 5.1. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple-language options included. Bonus materials include a documentary on the making of the film by Melvin Van Peebles, the film's original theatrical trailer, and a filmography.

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    Special Features

    • New making-of documentary by Melvin Van Peebles
    • Remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo
    • Filmography
    • Chapter selection
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Coming attractions


    Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
    Produced, directed, written, scored by, and starring Melvin Van Peebles, this landmark "blaxploitation" film was as controversial as it was popular for its then X-rated story of one African-American man's triumph over the Man. After beating a couple of white cops he witnessed brutalizing a local black revolutionary, sex show performer Sweetback (Van Peebles) has to go on the run. As he flees through decrepit South Central Los Angeles, Sweetback demonstrates his formidable potency through sex as well as violence, evading the police manhunt by any means necessary. As Sweetback runs off into the sunset, however, Van Peebles warns that the story, like the 1960s racial strife, isn't over. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Melvin Van Peebles
      Melvin Van Peebles - Sweetback
    • Image coming soon
      Simon Chuckster - Beetle
    • Image coming soon
      Hubert Scales - Mu-Mu
    • Image coming soon
      John Dullaghan - Commissioner
    • Image coming soon
      West Gale

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