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Sweet Sweetback's Baaddassss S R2 (Uk Import) - Peebles, Melvin Van
Releasedatum: 26 november 2005
Conceived and directed by its star Melvin Van Peebles, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971) is a controversial and landmark classic of Black Cinema and independent film-making. Street hustler Sweetback, the film's star, has learned the ways of the world through being brought up in a brothel and earned his name through his legendary sexual prowess, cementing his reputation night after night to an audience of hopheads and hipsters hungry for spectacle. One night on a routine cover-up job with two crooked cops, Sweetback watches a young black man get beaten within an inch of his life and decides to fight back. His actions set in motion a journey through the dark heart of 1970s urban America, encountering motorcycle gangs, Black Power militants, fascist public officials and a torrent of insatiable women every step of the way.
The Real Deal - 30 mins documentary on Melvin Van Peebles' life as a film-maker. Biography of Melvin Van Peebles. Booklet with film notes by Kodwo Eshun and two essays.
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