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Studio: Mondo Macabro | Pre-Order Date: 7/11/23 | Street Date: 8/8/23
Number of Discs: 1 | Production Year: 1990
Director: Wendell B. Harris Jr
Starring: Wendell B. Harris Jr, Angela Leslie, Amina Fakir

Format: Blu-ray | Cat #: AR0008BD | UPC: 663390004708 | SRP: $39.99
Audio Format: DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono | Screen Format: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Language: English | Subtitles: English

Media Links: BD Cover Art | Watch Trailer


Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival—yet criminally underseen for over three decades—Chameleon Street recounts the improbable but true story of Michigan con man William Douglas Street Jr., the titular “chameleon” who successfully impersonated his way up the socioeconomic ladder by posing as a magazine reporter, an Ivy League student, a respected surgeon, and a corporate lawyer.

Elevated by a dexterous performance and daring direction from multi-hyphenate actor-writer-director Wendell B. Harris Jr., the film pins a lens on race, class and performance in American identity which has lost none of its relevance. At once piercingly funny and aesthetically mischievous, Chameleon Street is a lost masterpiece finally securing its rightful place in the independent film canon.


- New 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
- New audio commentary featuring Wendell B. Harris Jr. and Ashely Clark
- New audio commentary featuring cast and crew
- Marriage Counseling – The evolution of a scene
- Being Independent is Glorious – An archival conversation featuring Harris and Mike Plante
- Archival video interview with William Douglas Street Jr.
- The Process – Archival documentary on the making of Chameleon Street
- Colette Vignette – Harris’ award-winning 1986 short film featuring Chameleon Street actress Colette Haywood
- So, You Say You Know Leadbelly… – Archival footage from Chameleon Street pre-production character explorations
- Original theatrical trailer
- 2021 U.S theatrical trailer


“A triple-threat filmmaker of original and eccentric talent.”
– New York Times

"Chameleon Street is a gloriously strange one-off that deserves to be appreciated by a new generation...a lost masterpiece of black American cinema"

"The film addresses issues of race, economics, sex, anger and pride in ways that are both savagely funny and poignant."
- Rolling Stone

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