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Collection Highlights
Blaxploitation Films
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 006 926
Fred Williamson is "imposing, tough and unflappable" as a street kid who muscles his way into the big time mob racket.
VHS
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Call No. VHS PN1995.9.D78 S87 1998
A Harlem cocaine dealer tries to set up one last big drug deal before he retires, but is thwarted by double-crossers.
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Call No. VHS PN1995.9.N4 S94 1996
"Story of a young hustler whose aimless pleasure-seeking turns to radicalism after witnessing the beating of a Black revolutionary by two white cops. Seized with anger Sweetback takes brutal revenge on the cops, forcing him into a desperate life on the run"--Container.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 004 937
In this ultra-slick, urban action comedy Mr. Slade comes out of retirement along with Jack Spade to try to clean up Mr. Big's neighborhood from crimes, drugs and the over use of gold chains as they take on the local gang boss in his hangout, the Big Brim Bar.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 012 682
"In the Brooks family, Papa may rule with an iron fist ... but Mama's about to slap him down with her open hand. Tired of being told what to do and when to do it, she goes to war! Swapping her old housedress for army-green duds and combing her tidily coiffed head into a ceiling-scraping 'fro, she takes to the roof on strike ... until her husband ... ...
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 012 519
The CIA's first black operative, disgusted by tokenism at the C.I.A., organizes a revolution against the government.
Shaft (2000)
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 012 720
To stop a racist killer Shaft's got to track down the only eyewitness that can put the bad guy behind bars. As Shaft closes in, so does the danger. Up against corrupt cops and venomous druglords Shaft's out to make crime pay up.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 010 163
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 ...
The Mack (1973)
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 005 770
It takes a street fighter to clean up the streets and Mack, a sharp, smooth talking hustler newly out of prison and his sidekick, Slim, have got the brains, the muscle and the cool to take on the takers and to push out the pushers. Packed with raw power, the film takes an uncompromising look at big city street life and survival.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 009 290
A beautiful, tough drug agent intercedes when a menacing drug ring attempts to stage a retaliatory raid on a Los Angeles drug rehabilitation center.