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|Bob Marley The Wailers - Heartland Reggae|
Actor: Ras Lee Morris; Jacob Miller; Natty Garfield; U-Roy; Peter Tosh; Judy Mowatt; Bob Marley; Junior Tucker; Lloyd Parkes
Director: James P. Lewis
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
1. Jamaica 2. Dennis Brown 3. The Prophet 4. Trenchtown Rock 5. Stand Up 6. Inspiration 7. Jacob Miller 8. Unity Movie Description Reggae documentary of the One Love Peace Concert held in Kingston, J... more »
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Matt Potter | Spring, Texas United States | 12/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fantastic look at the reggae scene in JA during its prime. All the major figures are here...Jacob "Killer" Miller (one of my personal favorites), Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, U-Roy, and of course Bob Marley. I can understand some people being disappointed with the movie because it doesn't have as much Marley as the cover would have you believe. Also the quality of the video is sub-par during some portions. I was thrilled that the video focused on more than just Bob Marley. Too often, filmmakers approach reggae as if Bob was the only major artist and Heartland Reggae does a good job portraying the other luminaries in this dynamic music scene. As far as the sound quality goes, it isn't the best during some portions but when you take into consideration the age of the film it doesn't take away from the quality of the music or the power of the movie."
This may be the puffinist video ever made!!!
Matt Potter | 09/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Includes amazing concert clips of Peter Tosh, U-Roy, Jacob Miller, and of course Bob. If you enjoy all sorts of reggae you should get this video. Special appearences by the largest dreadlocks you have ever seen, and a rasta Jackson 5."
S saegusa: firstname.lastname@example.org | Kailua-Kona, HI United States | 03/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Great reggae education program containing scenes from the One Love Peace concert that occured in mid 70's down in Jamaica featured everyone from Jacob Miller and his Inner Circle to The Might Almighty Bob Marley! This DVD feature the historic footage of Mr. Music bringing together two opposing leaders of Jamaica for the first time, ever! Wow! You get to watch Bob freaking out to what ever he consumed before the show very clearly with the DVD traetments! My wish list is to get a reggae historian to tell us all about the artist involved in this woodstock of Jamaica festival through audio commentery! Peter Toshe gives an awsome performance here and we can jump right to it!!! Haile' Sallise'! Ja! Rastafarai! ... remeber it was made in the 1970's ! Be thankful they released this at all!!!:) The Country Man, Bob Marley live from california, bob Marley live from Germany are on my wish list next for anyone reading this!!! Mahalo plenty! S:)"
For fans only-not for novices
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 10/21/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is for hardcore reggae fans only. This is supposed to be a filmed record of the One Love Peace Concert held in Jamaica in April 1978 to end the political violence that was then ruining the country, and the role of reggae in it. Pretty low-budget stuff, with subpar picture and sound quality. Lots of ganja-induced babbling from the rastas who are interviewed between songs.
But for the reggae fan, it's fascinating. Rare performance footage of Jacob Miller and Inner Circle (after Miller's death, the lattter would become famous for "Bad Boys," the them from COPS). Miller is quite wild as he mocks the police by putting on a policeman's hat and smoking ganga in their presence. Peter Tosh does the uncensored version of "Get Up Stand Up" and "African" (unfortuantely, his famous tirade against the Jamaican politicans at the concert is not included, though it is available elsewhere). Also, Big Youth, one of the most charasmatic reggae stars of the era, appeared at this concert, but footage of him is not included.
Bob Marley (referred to here as "The prophet") does soem interesting versions of "Trenchtown Rock" and "Natty Dread," but the scene where lightning punctuates his every sentance where he gets the rival politicla leaders to shake hands is truly electrifying (no pun intended) and makes the film worthwhile.
But if you're not into reggae, the overall murkiness of the film does not make this a good place to start, tho fans will love it.