Don’t Play Us Cheap

Edition no. 1096

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Janus Films
Directed by: Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin Van Peebles’s film version of his own Tony Award–nominated Broadway musical is a bold blend of theater and nervy, New Wave–inflected cinematic invention. A cast of Black stage and screen luminaries including Esther Rolle, Mabel King, and Avon Long stars in this charmingly offbeat, fablelike fantasy in which a pair of mischief-making devil-bats dispatched by Satan assume human form in order to wreak havoc on a Saturday-night house party in Harlem—only to find their diabolical plan thwarted by their hosts’ infectious generosity of spirit. Staged with ebullience, the original blues- and gospel-infused songs by Van Peebles burst forth in a life-affirming celebration of Black joy, tenderness, resilience, and strength.

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Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround
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Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

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