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Baadasssss!

Author: Mario Van PeeblesDennis HaggertyJoy BryantT K CarterTerry CrewsAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Melvin Van Peebles; Melvin Van Peebles; Melvin Van Peebles
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Van Peebles; Dennis Haggerty; Joy Bryant; T K Carter; Terry Crews; Ossie Davis; David Alan Grier; Nia Long; Paul Rodriguez; Saul Rubinek; Vincent Schiavelli; Tyler Bates; Melvin Van Peebles; Sony Pictures Classics (Firm); Showtime Independent Films.; MVP Filmz.; Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1404952926 9781404952928
Language Note: In English with optional French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned.
OCLC Number: 55944751
Notes: Based on the book "Sweet sweetback's baadasssss song" by Melvin Van Peebles.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
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.
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Primes ; editors, Anthony Miller, Nneka Goforth ; music composer, Tyler Bates ; costume designer, Kara Saun ; production designer, Alan E. Muraoka.
Cast: 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.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language and some strong sexuality/nudity.
Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Special features include: 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.
Other Titles: Badass
How to get the man's foot outta your ass
Responsibility: 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.

Abstract:

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.
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