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Goodbye Uncle Tom (Limited Edition)

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Genres: Drama, Exploitation
Starring: Dick Gregory, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi, Shelley Spurlock
Director: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Plot Synopsis:

The film considered too shocking for the world! Written, edited, produced and directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi of MONDO CANE fame, this epic recreation of the American slave trade atrocities was both condemned as depraved exploitation and acclaimed as an unprecedented cry of Black anguish and rage. The Detroit Chronicle hailed it as "a graphic, moving, nerve-paralyzing film." Legendary film critic Pauline Kael called it "the most specific and rabid incitement of the race war." It became one of the most reviled and misunderstood films of its time. Five decades cannot diminish GOODBYE UNCLE TOM's impact or quiet its controversy as it has become even more relevant TODAY!

In 1971, distributors forced the filmmakers to completely re-cut the film and radically re-write its extreme narration, removing more than 13 minute of race-war politics and inserting alternate scenes – creating what would become an entirely different film – before it could be released. Now more than 50 years later, both versions of GOODBYE UNCLE TOM can finally be seen in brand-new restorations, scanned in 4K 16-bit from their original negatives with newly restored DTS-HD Master Audio, and packed with over 5 hours of Extras!

Special Features and Technical Specs:

DISC ONE - BLU-RAY

  • NEW 4K 16-BIT RESTORATION OF THE ENGLISH VERSION OF THE FILM (123 MIN).
  • English Trailer
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Español

DISC TWO - BLU-RAY

  • NEW 4K 16-BIT RESTORATION OF THE ITALIAN VERSION OF THE FILM (136 MIN).
  • Italian Trailer
  • Subtitles: English and English SDH

DISC THREE - BLU-RAY

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF SHOCKING: GUALTIERO JACOPETTI – A feature-length documentary by Director Andrea Bettinetti (94 Mins.)
  • THE GODFATHERS OF MONDO – A feature-length documentary by Director David Gregory (89 Mins.)
  • Goodbye Cruel Mondo - Interviews with Writers/Directors Gualtiero Jacopetti & Franco Prosperi, and Composer Riz Ortolani (20 Mins.)
  • Behind-the-Scenes 8mm Footage with Audio Commentary by Production Manager Giampaolo Lomi (50 Mins.)
  • Mondo Mercenaries - Interview with Author & Academic Mark Goodall (27 Mins.)
  • Abjection Under Authoritarianism - Interview with Professor Matthew J. Smith (20 Mins.)
  • Extensive Still Galleries, including Giampaolo Lomi's Behind-the-Scenes Photos

DISC FOUR - CD DISC

  • GOODBYE UNCLE TOM Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Riz Ortolani

ADDITIONAL CONTENT AND SPECS

  • Collectible Booklet with new essay by Dan Madigan
  • Deluxe packaging includes embossed slipcover, reversible sleeve with alternate artwork, and collectible booklet
  • REGION-FREE
  • Release Details
    Release Date: April 23rd, 2024
    Movie Release Year: 1971
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Blue Underground
  • Technical Specs
    Length:123 Minutes
    Specs:Four Disc Set
    Collectible Booklet with new essay by Dan Madigan
    Deluxe packaging includes embossed slipcover, reversible sleeve with alternate artwork, and collectible booklet
    REGION-FREE
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):TBA
    Audio Formats:TBA
    Subtitles/Captions:English, English SDH
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