Sweet Sweetbacks Baadasssss Song (1971)


Directed by: Melvin Van Peebles

Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan

Language: English + Commentary (2nd track) | Subtitles: English (embed)

Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Ar: 1.85:1 | Brrip

Also known as: Sweet Sweetback

Description: After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from “the man” with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.


1.91GB | 97:39mins | 1920×1036 | mkv

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18 Responses to Sweet Sweetbacks Baadasssss Song (1971)

  1. Still says:

    Can I get one without the commentary?

  2. tak says:

    For more about this movie, watch Mario Van Peebles discusses his father’s legacy and Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song:

    Also, check out Baadasssss (2003) by Mario Van Peebles:

    Also, Panther (1995) is a rather rare film worth watching IMO, which was directed by Mario Van Peebles and written by Melvin Van Peebles:
    I expect a copy of it will pop up here eventually, perhaps. Otherwise, there’s a poor copy on YouTube, at least for now.

  3. tak says:



    How about posting Baadasssss! (2003)?

    I’ve surprisingly had a hard time trying to find a good copy of that one.

  4. Dennis says:

    Melvin Van Peebles
    God Bless the Man.
    May he rest in Peace.
    May his films not rest until they make sense to everybody.

    Thanks for sharing the word.

  5. From Chicago says:

    Thanks for the high quality rip!!!

  6. David says:

    I have a low res version of this film thanks so much for this higher quality one.

  7. Larry says:

    Actually, the Audio Commentary Track is with Sergio Mims (assistant director of PENITENTIARY) and Black Film Historian

  8. Robbytag says:

    the sex scenes are pretty dated . However going by the comments , there are lot of fans for this movie . Personally i will skip .

    • Movie Lover says:

      You should check it out. It’s a cult classic & has a lot of cultural significance. It was written, co-produced, scored, edited, directed by and starring Melvin Van Peebles. No studio would finance the film, so Van Peebles funded it himself, shooting it independently over 19 days, & performed all of his own stunts. It’s also an example of “guerilla film making”. The film had a budget of only $150,000 which Van Peebles put up, himself. (Bill Cosby loaned Van Peebles $50,000 to finish the film, when he ran out of money) He couldn’t afford to hire a fire truck for one scene, so he called the fire dept. and falsely reported a fire. (just to got a shot of the fire truck) The film went on to become a huge success, grossing $15 million. In 2004, Mario Van Peebles directed and starred as his father in Baadasssss!, a biopic about the making of Sweet Sweetback. In 2020, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

  9. d. miller says:

    Remember this from back in the day. Thanks for making it available with the upgrade and commentary.

  10. Phaota says:

    Commentary is with writer/director/actor Melvin Van Peebles.

  11. Clive Cullen says:

    I have been wanting to see this for years. I hope this is the American version rather than the reportedly heavily cut British version.

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