Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Peter Tosh Stepping Razor Red X|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Stepping Razor - Red X, the documentary, explores the life of the late Peter Tosh, Reggae artist, Jamaican folk hero, prophet and radical political activist. Based on his personal taped diaries, the Red X tapes, this film... more »
Wailers fans/Peter Tosh fans should at least watch once
Ian P. McIntosh | 09/05/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
I have seen the documentary on VHS and have viewed it many times.
While the documentary could have been better directed, it's worthwhile for any Wailers fans and (sorry for the cliche) a must-have for Peter Tosh fans.
This documentary tells in clear terms that there's a great biography to be written about Tosh's life. Ultimately, the documentary is very moving and also very sad.
The strongest portions of the documentary center around the audio tapes Tosh was recording as a sort of autobiography. He even discusses his childhood, how he was singled out for his nappy hair texture and dark skin.
The documentary is also very haunting for those who know about Tosh's murder. Still, despite there being a verdict, the murder is still a large question mark.
Despite the sad, upsetting overall atmosphere, it still manages to be uplifting, hopefully motivating Tosh fans to see that they, too, can change the world, at least in part.
Tosh was abandoned as a child by his father and neglected by his mother, who didn't really raise him either.
Anyway, enough divulging of information, see this documentary if you can."
Good retrospective on the Bush Doctor
Matt Potter | Spring, Texas United States | 12/03/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Stepping Razor Red X is essential viewing for any reggae fan. While it jumps around chronologically, it is a good intro to Tosh, his music, and his beliefs. My only complaint is that I found some of the re-enactments to be a little hokey. I think that it would have been more effective to show still pictures of Tosh instead of having an actor lip-sync over Tosh's tape-recordings. Overall, though, this is a great movie about a true revolutionary."
Good reggae movie
Ian P. McIntosh | boston | 07/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this is a well-made film about the life of peter tosh. there are some excellent live clips, although, too many come from his u.s. tour in the early 80's and so there is some synthesizer overload going on. good interviews with rasta heavyweights; the interviews with mortimer planno and bongo israel are worth the price of the dvd. good reggae movie in general and definitely a good retrospective on the life of tosh. peter was a bit crazy, but there's no doubt that he was a man of righteousness and a truly excellent songwriter, and the film brings out those elements."