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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: BLU-BD-8033
  • Format: Blu-Ray/CD
  • UPC: 827058803397
  • Street Date: 04/23/24
  • PreBook Date: 03/19/24
  • Label: Blue Underground »
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 259 mins
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1971
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 20
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Director: Gualtiero Jacopetti
  • Director: Franco Prosperi


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Goodbye Uncle Tom (4-Disc Limited Edition) [Blu-ray]

The first motion picture, based on historical facts, about the rise and revolt of slavery in America.

Goodbye Uncle Tom (4-Disc Limited Edition) [Blu-ray]
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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!


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Bonus Materials

  • HD Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentations
  • Audio: 1.0 DTS-HD MA (English); 1.0 DTS-HD MA (Italian)
  • English Version (123 Mins.) with Optional English SDH and Espanol Subtitles + English Trailer
  • Italian Version (136 Mins.) with Optional English and English SDH Subtitles + Italian Trailer
  • 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
  • BONUS! GOODBYE UNCLE TOM Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Riz Ortolani
  • BONUS! Collectible Booklet with new essay by Dan Madigan

Sales Points

  • Features a sweeping score by Academy Award nominee Riz Ortolani (MONDO CANE, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST)
  • From acclaimed documentary filmmakers Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi (MONDO CANE, AFRICA ADDIO)
  • National Print Advertising and extensive Online Exposure
  • Deluxe packaging includes embossed slipcover, reversible sleeve with alternate artwork, and collectible booklet
  • Bonus Blu-ray Disc with over 5 hours of Extras, including 2 feature-length documentaries and NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN interviews with Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi, and Riz Ortolani!
  • Blu-rays feature 1080p HD Resolution and newly restored DTS-HD Master Audio
  • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K 16-Bit Restorations of both the English and Italian Versions from their original negatives
  • One of the most shocking and controversial films of all time, now on Blu-ray and UHD for the first time ever!
  • Controversial and shocking documentary in the tradition of MONDO CANE, AFRICA ADDIO, and FACES OF DEATH
  • #2 on Gene Siskel’s list of “10 Sickest Films of 1972” - Chicago Tribune

Press Quotes

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

They Have Finally Done It: Made The Most Disgusting, Contemptuous Insult To Decency Ever To Masquerade As A Documentary!

     —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times


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