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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song VHS

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3.7 out of 5 stars 87 customer reviews


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Product details

  • Actors: John Amos, Michael Augustus, Simon Chuckster, Steve Cole, John Dullaghan
  • Format: Color, EP, HiFi Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Rated:
    X
    Mature Audiences Only
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Cinemation Industries
  • VHS Release Date: February 5, 2002
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 87 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6304195400
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #329,065 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Editorial Reviews

An apolitical black sex performer becomes a reluctant picaresque hero when he kills the two white policemen who brutalized a young prisoner for racist reasons. On the run to Mexico, he encounters all manner of provocatively stereotypical characters, including a showercapped ghetto thug who won't help him, a hypocritical Baptist preacher who also won't help him, and, of course, a host of multicolored women who can't get enough of his supercharged sexuality. A historically and ideologically significant work, and also the likely progenitor of the "blaxploitation" genre. Soundtrack by Earth, Wind and Fire. VIEWER COMMENT: "In 1971, Melvin Van Peebles managed to get this little gem released by Cinemation Industries, a low-budget exploitation distributor and launched into theatres, consequently launching what would come to be known as Blaxpoitation at the same time. True, there were other black films before this one, but never one like it, and really, there never would be again.


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