Goodbye Uncle Tom
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This is the complete 123-minute English Version of GOODBYE UNCLE TOM, fully restored from the original vault negatives, loaded with incredible Extras and now presented totally uncut, uncensored, and virtually unseen since its abortive theatrical release more than 30 years ago.
Behind-the-Scenes 8mm Footage with Audio Commentary by Giampaolo Lomi
Giampaolo Lomi's Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery
Poster & Still Gallery
"INCREDIBLE... You Will Not Believe What You're Watching! It Makes ROOTS Look Like An Episode Of THE JEFFERSONS!" -- Shock Cinema
"The Most Shocking Of The Series... Banned In Several Countries For Obvious Reasons!" -- DVD Talk
"This Is It! The Most Offensive, Denigratory And All-In-All Unrelentingly Distasteful Film You Are Likely To Witness!" -- Sex Gore Mutants
Top Customer Reviews
The movie is an excellent visual and oral documentation of real participants - free and not-free - during this time.
Makes Roots look like Sesame Street! As a black man, it gave me a greater appreciation of what my ancestors have endured
(women - rape, physical abuse, separation from children, etc: men - use as "studs", physical abuse, etc). This vivid view
of our past gives me a better appreciation and understanding of our current psychological, social and economic condition. In short, they beat us unconscious and we, for the most part, remain asleep.
From the beginning, you are pulled into the world of American slavery as if you are a passenger on this sick voyage to an often brutal and misunderstood world. As a member of the fictional "documentry" crew from Italy (Don't ask how they got camera's in the 19th centry anti-belleum South!), we follow various slaves from Africa to their sad lives as labors, whores, and entertainers for the twisted and commonly ignorant Euro-Americans. We take interviews from both blacks and whites on the inter-workings of this lucrative and sadist social-ecomonical system. We also come in contact with issues not often discussed, as in the sexual explotation of black women during slavery, and we even have disgusting interviews with white men whom declare their lust for their slave women and there distain for their white wives.
There is even a guest appearance from Nat Turner towards the end and then modern African-Americans (in the 70's) which were both a great and an odd close.Read more ›
The cover of this DVD has the Madame LaLaurie scene on it but the Madame LaLaurie scene is not on this DVD. The Madame LaLaurie scene is an Italin cut exclusive scene and it is on Shockumentary : Extreme Collection DVD set.
The disc is a little misleading. I saw this 20 years ago on vhs and some sequences, ie the brothel with the nympho white woman seducing chained up slaves WAS present, though contrary to the illustrations on the front and back cover of this new "uncut" release these sequences are missing. They came right after the tour through the bordello with the dancing pre-pubescent black girls and the silver painted young boys (a sequence that's very uneasy for the viewer).
I know there are different edits but I'm surprised this relatively innocuous 'nympho' sequence is omitted. However in defence of the dvd I have to highly praise the beautiful if not stunning transfer which is a sight to behold.
I must also highly recommend the extras on the disc: a fascinating 50 mins of 8mm (or 16mm) home movie footage shot on location in Haiti which covers much of the filming - including some gruesome deleted scenes involving chopping off of hands and the prosthetics by Carlo Rambaldi. This 'doco' is narrated by the assistant director/location manager who actually shot the material. Also of note is a wonderful stills gallery again narrated by this same fellow who has many great anecdotes and reminisinces about the long difficult 2 year shoot and the near tyrannical director who is often seen screaming his lungs out at extras and crew.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was kind of hard to watch because of the reality that was depicted in this movie something you will not learn in history class !!!!Published 3 months ago by border line
This movie was worthless I hate I spent my money on it.Published 6 months ago by Clarice M. Jenkins
"Incredible...You will not believe what you are watching! It makes Roots look like an episode of The Jeffersons!" is the review on the cover by Shock Cinema. Read morePublished 7 months ago by selkie