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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11 Responses to Sweet Sweetbacks Baadasssss Song (1971)

  1. From Chicago says:

    Thanks for the high quality rip!!!

  2. David says:

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

  3. Larry says:

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

  4. 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.

  5. d. miller says:

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

  6. Phaota says:

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

  7. 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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