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Baadasssss! / Sony Pictures Classics, Showtime Independent Films presents a MVP Filmz production, a Mario Van Peebles film ; produced and directed by Mario Van Peebles ; screenplay by Mario Van Peebles & Dennis Haggerty.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library DVD DRAMA BAA (Text) 33187002093538 Digital Video Disc Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1404952926 :
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2004]

Content descriptions

General Note:
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Robert Primes ; editors, Anthony Miller, Nneka Goforth ; music composer, Tyler Bates ; costume designer, Kara Saun ; production designer, Alan E. Muraoka.
Participant or Performer Note:
Joy Brandt, 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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language and some strong sexuality/nudity.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Subject: Van Peebles, Melvin, 1932-
African American motion picture producers and directors > Drama.
Motion picture industry > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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