LEE SCRATCH PERRY: VISION OF PARADISE[DVD]
Format: Digital Versatile Disc
Subtitles are French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish
Filmed over 15 years, this is the
story of the legendary Lee Scratch
Perry, inventor of Reggae and Dub
and a guide to how to change the
world with art and music. Now
available at a budget price!
This classic-in-the-making tells a
story of epic, magical proportions
that's not a biography, more
fairytale documentary, which is in
turns funny, poetic and frequently
Includes amazing animation and
unique documentation of Lee's now
infamous and already legendary
secret laboratory in Switzerland,
despite its recent destruction by
Packaged as a hard-back book, dvd
extras include a 24 page book, a 30
minute ‘making of' documentary,
directors comments and over 2
hours of additional unseen scenes.
For the past 15 years director Volker Schaner has followed Perry on a spiritual and geographical journey taking in Jamaica, Ethiopia,
Switzerland and London. Over this period Volker has earned Perry's trust, resulting in a never-before-granted level of access and
insight into Perrys' fantastical, spiritual world. This classic-in-the-making tells a story of epic, magical proportions that's not a
biography, more fairytale documentary and art piece for itself, which is in turns funny, poetic and frequently mind blowing.
In addition to the filmed footage of the man himself, plus an all-star cast of dub and reggae-related musicians, Lee Scratch Perry's
Vision Of Paradise is illustrated by unique animated scenes. Using traditional painting techniques, the artist Maria Sargarodschi
created imaginary characters of surprising contemporary style influenced by Ethiopian Christian Orthodox Church Art, Lee Perry's
imaginary cosmos and the Beatles' Yellow Submarine.
The movie also serves as a unique documentation of Lee's now infamous and already legendary secret laboratory in Switzerland,
which despite its recent destruction by fire, is immortalised in celluloid.
The DVD extras also include a photo gallery of Lee's creative space in all its chaotic and artistic pre-fire glory. Other DVD extras
include a 24 page book, a 30 minute ‘making of' documentary, directors comments and over 2 hours of additional unseen scenes.
DVD Extra Info: Region: 0; System Format: NTSC; Certificate: Exempt; Running Time: 94 minutes; Audio Format: 5.1 surround sound and 2.0
stereo; Language: English; Aspect Ratio: 16:9; Colour: Colour; Extras: Over 2 hours of additional scenes; 30 minute making of documentary;
Directors commentary; 24 page booklet.