Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2004
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN:
Based on the book "Sweet sweetback's baadasssss song" by Melvin Van Peebles
Special features: commentary with Mario and Melvin Van Peebles; "American Cinematheque Q & A with Melvin Van Peebles" featurette; "The premiere" featurette; the making-of 'Baadasssss!; "Melvin catches a bug" Easter egg
Joy Bryant, T.K. Carter, Terry Crews, Ossie Davis, David Alan Grier, Nia Long, Paul Rodriguez, Saul Rubinek, Vincent Schiavelli, Khleo Thomas, Mario Van Peebles, Karimah Westbrook, Rainn Wilson
A candid portrait of Melvin Van Peeble's struggles as a young, black director during the society-shifting 70's. Determined to make a film that matters, Melvin deals with two-faced backers, a rag-tag crew, threatening creditors, and various shades of Hollywood hypocrisy. With everything on the line, his only choice is to stick to his guns and do whatever it takes to get his neo-blaxploitation epic to the audience for which it was envisioned
MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language and some strong sexuality/nudity
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital
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