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Melvin Van Peebles: Four Films (DigiPack)(The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)(Pre-order / Sep 28)

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Melvin Van Peebles: Four Films Blu-ray
DigiPack
Criterion | 1967-2003 | 4 Movies | Not rated | Sep 28, 2021

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1, 1.66:1, 1.85:1

Audio
The Story of a Three Day Pass: French: LPCM Mono
Watermelon Man: English: LPCM Mono
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song: English: LPCM Mono
Don't Play Us Cheap: English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Five-disc set (5 BD-50)
UPC 715515264617


Melvin Van Peebles: Four Films (1967-2003)

Director, writer, composer, actor, and one-man creative revolutionary Melvin Van Peebles jolted American independent cinema to new life with his explosive stylistic energy and unfiltered expression of Black consciousness. Though he undeniably altered the course of film history with the anarchic Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, that pop-culture bombshell is just one piece of a remarkably varied career that has also encompassed forays into European art cinema (The Story of a Three Day Pass), mainstream Hollywood comedy (Watermelon Man), and Broadway musicals (Don't Play Us Cheap). Each facet of Van Peebles's renegade genius is on display in this collection of four films, a tribute to a transformative artist whose caustic social observation, radical formal innovation, and uncompromising vision established a new cinematic model for Black creative independence. Also included in the set is Baadasssss!, a chronicle of the production of Sweet Sweetback made by Van Peebles's son Mario Van Peebles—and starring the younger Van Peebles as Melvin.

Directors: Melvin Van Peebles, Mario Van Peebles
Writers: Melvin Van Peebles, Mario Van Peebles
Starring: Melvin Van Peebles, Rhetta Hughes, Mario Van Peebles, Godfrey Cambridge, Esther Rolle, John Dullaghan