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Title Babylon [videorecording] / Kino Classics from Kino Lorber ; Ambi Media Group ; Kino Lorber Repertory ; Seventy-Seven ; screenplay by Martin Stellman & Franco Rosso ; produced by Gavrik Losey ; directed by Franco Rosso ; made by Diversity Music Ltd.

Publication Info. [New York, NY] : Kino Lorber, [2019]


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 GDL Brand Library DVD    Q REGG BABY F76DVD    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library DVD.
Description 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (8 unnumbered pages)
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Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
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System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen, 1.85:1, 16 x 9 presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language English and Jamaican Patois dialogue, optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast Brinsley Forde, Karl Howman, Archie Pool, Brian Bovell, Victor Romero Evans, David N. Haynes, Trevor Laird, T. Bone Wilson, Cynthia Powell, Beverly Michaels, Mark Monero.
Performer Featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell.
Credits Director of photography, Chris Menges ; editor, Thomas Schwalm ; music composed and arranged by Dennis Bovell.
Music, Dennis Bovell ; editor, Thomas Schwalm ; cinematography, Chris Menges.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
Filmed entirely on location in London, England.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Raw and smoldering, the film follows a young reggae DJ in Thatcher-era Brixton as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Fearless and unsentimental, and set to a blistering reggae, dub, and lovers rock soundtrack featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, and more, anchored by legendary producer Dennis Bovell's atmospheric score.
Note Special features: audio commentary with director Franco Rosso, screenwriter Martin Stellman, actor Brinsley Forde and producer Gavrik Losey ; booklet essay by music journalist Mike Rubin ; Dread beat and blood (1979, a short documentary on Linton Kwesi Johnson directed by Franco Rosso) ; new interviews with Brinsley Forde and Dennis Bovell ; restoration featurette ; Q&A with cast and crew (recorded at the BFI Southbank in 2008) ; trailers.
Subject Blacks -- England -- London -- Drama.
Racism -- England -- London -- Drama.
Reggae music -- England -- London -- Drama.
Jamaicans -- England -- London -- Drama.
Johnson, Linton Kwesi, 1952- -- Political and social views.
Genre/Form Ethnic films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Rosso, Franco, 1941- film director, screenwriter.
Stellman, Martin, screenwriter.
Losey, Gavrik, film producer.
Forde, Brinsley, 1953- actor.
Haynes, David N., actor.
Laird, Trevor, 1957- actor.
Evans, Victor Romero, actor.
Howman, Karl, 1952- actor.
Pool, Archie, actor.
Bovell, Brian, actor.
Wilson, T-Bone, actor.
Powell, Cynthia (Actress), actor.
Monero, Mark, 1968- actor.
Bovell, Dennis, composer (expression)
Schwalm, Tom, 1943-2005, editor of moving image work.
Menges, Chris, 1940- director of photography.
Aswad (Musical group), performer.
Diversity Music (Firm), production company.
AMBI Media Group, film distributor.
Seventy-Seven (Firm), film distributor.
Kino Classics (Firm), publisher.
Kino Lorber, Inc, publisher.
Added Title Babylon (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Dread beat and blood (Motion picture)
Standard No. 738329239176
Music No. K23917 Kino Classics

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