Baadasssss! [videorecording] / 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.
Special ed. ; Anamorphic widescreen.
Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2004.
Video 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. Feature films. Blaxploitation films. Film adaptations.
In English with optional French, Spanish, or Portuguese subtitles. Closed-captioned.
DVD - NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; Region 1.
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.
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.
Director of photography, Robert Primes ; editors, Anthony Miller, Nneka Goforth ; music, Tyler Bates.
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.