GOODBYE UNCLE TOM
Directed by: Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi
Release Date: June 24, 2008
The complete 123-minute English Version of GOODBYE UNCLE TOM, fully restored from the original vault negatives, loaded with incredible Extras and now presented totally uncut and uncensored.
“The first motion picture based on historical facts about the rise and revolt of slavery in America.”
It was advertised as “The first motion picture based on historical facts about the rise and revolt of slavery in America.” It became one of the most reviled and misunderstood films of its time. Written, edited, produced and directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi, 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.” Three decades cannot diminish GOODBYE UNCLE TOM’s impact or quiet its controversy.
This is the complete 123-minute English Version of GOODBYE UNCLE TOM, fully restored from the original vault negatives, loaded with incredible Extras and now presented totally uncut, uncensored, and virtually unseen since its abortive theatrical release more than 30 years ago.
- Theatrical Trailer
- Behind-the-Scenes 8mm Footage with Audio Commentary by Giampaolo Lomi
- Giampaolo Lomi‘s Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery
- Poster & Still Gallery
- English: Dolby Digital Mono
- 2.35:1 / 16×9
- 123 Mins.
- Not Rated
- Region Code: 0
NOTES & REVIEWS
“INCREDIBLE… You Will Not Believe What You’re Watching! It Makes ROOTS Look Like An Episode Of THE JEFFERSONS!”
– Shock Cinema
“An All-Time Great Gut-Busting Flick!”
– The Amsterdam News
“The Most Shocking Of The Series… Banned In Several Countries For Obvious Reasons!”
– DVD Talk
“This Is It! The Most Offensive, Denigratory And All-In-All Unrelentingly Distasteful Film You Are Likely To Witness!”
– Sex Gore Mutants