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Rockers

Director Theodoros Bafaloukos' seminal 1977 classic of reggae cinema operates as a fitting rejoinder to Perry Henzell's illustrious midnight movie "The Harder They Come" (1973). Bafaloukos uses verite camera techniques to capture the Rastafarian culture of late '70s Jamaica in a simple story about a reggae drummer named "Horsemouth" (Leroy Wallace) who taps the resources of his musician friends to take back goods stolen by the local Mafia. Music from Peter Tosh ("Stepping Razor"), Burning Sear ("Jah No Dread") Inner Circle ("We A Rockers") and others infuse the movie with an authentic energy and atmosphere. Special features include director's commentary over a separate track of specific scenes, interviews with Theodoros Bafaloukos and producer Patrick Hulsey, music videos, a poster gallery and a Rasta Patois Glossary & text biographies. Aspect ratio is 16:9, with bright sound presented in 5.1 Dolby Digital. (Movie - Four Stars, DVD features -

August 24, 2005 | Permalink