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The Resource Sweet sweetback's baad asssss song, a film of Melvin Van Peebles ; a Yeah production

Sweet sweetback's baad asssss song, a film of Melvin Van Peebles ; a Yeah production

Label
Sweet sweetback's baad asssss song
Title
Sweet sweetback's baad asssss song
Statement of responsibility
a film of Melvin Van Peebles ; a Yeah production
Title variation
  • Sweet sweetback's baadasssss song
  • Sweet sweetback's badass song
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Performer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A young hustler's aimless pleasure-seeking turns to radicalism after witnessing the beating of a Black revolutionary by two white cops. Sweetback, driven to a state of blind rage, take brutal revenge on the caps, forcing him into a desperate life on the run. Despite a humble opening at only two theaters followed by a torrent of negative reviews, Sweetback mushroomed to $10,000,000 at the box office, landing it on Daily Variety's list of top-grossing independent films. It has also been widely credited as the film that kicked off the so-called "Blaxploitation" film movement
  • "After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels."--IMDB
Cataloging source
ZCU
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Writer, composer, producer, director and editor, Melvin van Peebles ; Director of photography, Bob Maxwell ; cinematographers, Bob Maxwell, Jose Garcia ; sound, Clark Will ; music performed by Earth, Wind and Fire
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
Not rated; "Rated X by an all white jury"--Container
Language note
English audio
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.S9767 2002
PerformerNote
  • Melvin van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, Niva Rochelle, Rhetta Hughes, John Dullaghan, West Gale, Nick Ferrari, Ed Rue, Johnny Amos, Lavelle Roby, Ted Hayden, Mario van Peebles
  • "Starring the Black Community and Brer Soul."
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1932-2021
  • 1939-
  • 1923-1978
  • 1938-2004
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Van Peebles, Melvin
  • Chuckster, Simon
  • Scales, Hubert
  • Rochelle, Niva
  • Hughes, Rheta
  • Brer Soul
  • Dullaghan, John
  • Gale, Wesley
  • Ferrari, Nick
  • Rue, Ed
  • Amos, John
  • Roby, Lavelle
  • Hayden, Ted
  • Van Peebles, Mario
  • Maxwell, Bob
  • García, José
  • Yeah Productions (Firm)
  • Xenon Pictures
  • Earth, Wind & Fire (Musical group)
Runtime
97
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Police brutality
  • Racism
  • Longs métrages
  • Cinéma noir américain
  • Films d'aventures
  • Noirs américains
  • Brutalités policières
  • Racisme
  • African Americans
  • Police brutality
  • Racism
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Sweet sweetback's baad asssss song, a film of Melvin Van Peebles ; a Yeah production
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 1971 motion picture
  • "Original uncut version"--Container
  • Full screen
  • Special features include : "making of" film by Melvin Van Peebles : "The Real deal: what it was [strikethrough] ... is" (2002) ; filmography
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features include : "making of" film by Melvin Van Peebles : "The Real deal: what it was [strikethrough]...is" (2002) ; filmography
Control code
ocm51768485
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
30th anniversary special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9781578297504
Lccn
51768485
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
000799106426
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 10065910
  • XE XX 1064DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Sweet sweetback's baad asssss song, a film of Melvin Van Peebles ; a Yeah production
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 1971 motion picture
  • "Original uncut version"--Container
  • Full screen
  • Special features include : "making of" film by Melvin Van Peebles : "The Real deal: what it was [strikethrough] ... is" (2002) ; filmography
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features include : "making of" film by Melvin Van Peebles : "The Real deal: what it was [strikethrough]...is" (2002) ; filmography
Control code
ocm51768485
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
30th anniversary special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9781578297504
Lccn
51768485
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
000799106426
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 10065910
  • XE XX 1064DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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