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Jamaa Fanaka, USA, 1979, Vinegar Syndrome

New 4K restoration! Director Jamaa Fanaka’s breakout action hit remains one of the seminal late period Blaxploitation films.

Leon Isaac Kennedy stars as Martel “Too Sweet” Gordone who, after unwittingly getting involved with a prostitute and saving 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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