Watermelon Man (1970)


Directed by: Melvin Van Peebles

Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Estelle Parsons, Howard Caine

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

Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Ar: 16:9 | Brrip

Also known as: The Night the Sun Came Out

Description:  An extremely bigoted white man finds out the hard (and somewhat humorous) way what it’s like being a black man, firsthand!


2.03GB | 99:40mins | 1280×720 | mkv

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7 Responses to Watermelon Man (1970)

  1. From Chicago says:

    Thank you…been a VERY long time since I last seen this.

  2. Mononc Steph says:

    I discovered this film and watched it with a Caucasian woman I lived with for 7 years… In hindsight, I think it was a mistake. The “milking white guilt” industry is something else! lol
    Aaaanyway, RL, you frickin’ ROCK, especially for the blaxploitation cornucopia. There’s no way I could find half these films where I live.

  3. Chacka says:

    Careful, RL, they’re cancel-happy

  4. Phaota says:

    Commentary is with director Melvin Van Peebles in a Guardian interview conducted by broadcaster Darcus Howe at the National Film Theatre in London on August 30, 1996 (70:48 mins.)

  5. OSMOSIS says:

    When I FIRST saw WATERMELON MAN, I was 10 Years Old, and it made it’s Broadcast TV Premiere on CBS one Thursday Night in 1974. Been seeing it on TV for the next 12 Years until I FINALLY caught the original uncut version on VHS in 1986. By then, I was old enough to take in the message properly. I’ve been trying to find a good DVD or BD copy for an eternity, and…here we are, because, Rarelust, you ALWAYS Rock!


  6. Wendel says:

    A staple on my local TV station when they used to exist.
    Thanks for bringing back this rare gem.

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