PENITENTIARY

Jamaa Fanaka, USA, 1979, Vinegar Syndrome, Blaxploitation

Director Jamaa Fanaka’s breakout action hit remains one of the seminal late-period blaxploitation films. Gritty, violent, and maddeningly entertaining, PENITENTIARY has ben newly restored in 4K from its original 35mm camera negative.

Leon Isaac Kennedy stars as Martel “Too Sweet” Gordone who, after unwittingly getting involved with a prostitute and attempting to save her from being assaulted by a John, finds himself charged with a murder he didn’t commit. Locked up in the state pen, Martel fends for himself among hardened criminals until he’s introduced to the underground and lucrative world of in-prison boxing...

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Details

  • 99 min.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1

Formats

  • DCP
  • Blu-ray

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