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Baadasssss! (2004)
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Call no.:
DVD 010 163
Title:
Baadasssss!
Alternate titles:
Badass
Originally produced:
2004
Format:
DVD
Summary:
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.
Credits:
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.
Edition:
Special ed. ; Anamorphic widescreen.
Publication:
Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2004.
Languages:
In English with optional French, Spanish, or Portuguese subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
Details:
1 DVD (109 min.) : sound, color
Studio(s):
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Showtime Independent Films
MVP Filmz (Firm)
Director(s):
Van Peebles, Mario
Screenwriter(s):
Van Peebles, Mario
Haggerty, Dennis
Producer(s):
Van Peebles, Mario
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.
Production:
Director of photography, Robert Primes ; editors, Anthony Miller, Nneka Goforth ; music, Tyler Bates.
Notes:
Based on the book "Sweet sweetback's baadasssss song" by Melvin Van Peebles.
Aspect ratio 1.78:1.
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.
Subjects:
Van Peebles, Melvin, 1932-
Van Peebles, Melvin, 1932- Film adaptations.
African American motion picture producers and directors Drama.
Motion picture industry Drama.
Genre:
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Blaxploitation films.
Film adaptations.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Blaxploitation films
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Film adaptations
Year: 2000s
Spoken language: English
Subtitles: French
Subtitles: Portuguese
Subtitles: Spanish
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: Baadasssss!
Director: Van Peebles, Mario
Actor: Bryant, Joy
Actor: Carter, T. K.
Actor: Crews, Terry
Musical score composer: Bates, Tyler
Production studio: MVP Filmz (Firm)
Production studio: Showtime Independent Films
Production studio: Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Screenplay: Adaptations
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: No