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Uniform Title Babylon (Motion picture)
Title Babylon [(DVD) videorecording] / directed by Franco Rosso ; writers, Franco Rosso and Martin Stellman ; producer, Gavrik Losey.

Publication Info. [New York, NY] : Kino Lorber, [2019]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F BABYLO    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
stamping rdapm
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
stereo rdacpc
2.0 Dolby Digital
Dolby rdaspc
NTSC rdabs
video file rdaft
DVD video
region 1 rdare
Motion pictures lcgft
System Details DVD, NTSC region 1, wide screen, 1.85:1, 16 x 9, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo.
Language Dialogue in English and Jamaican Patois with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned in English.
Cast David N. Haynes, Trevor Laird, Victor Romero Evans.
Performer Featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell.
Credits Music, Dennis Bovell ; editor, Thomas Schwalm ; cinematography, Chris Menges.
Director of photography, Chris Menges ; editor, Thomas Schwalm ; music composed and arranged by Dennis Bovell.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
Filmed entirely on location in London, England.
Special features: audio commentary with director Franco Rosso, screenwriter Martin Stellman, actor Brinsley Forde and producer Gavrik Losey ; 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.
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.
Subject Blacks -- England -- London -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Racism -- England -- London -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Reggae music -- England -- London -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Jamaicans -- England -- London -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Johnson, Linton Kwesi, 1952- -- Political and social views.
Johnson, Linton Kwesi, 1952- (OCoLC)fst00201641 -- Videodiscs.
England -- London (OCoLC)fst01204271 -- Videodiscs.
Genre Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Ethnic films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-video discs.
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 Container of (work): Dread beat and blood (Motion picture)
Standard No. 738329239176
Music No. K23917 Kino Classics
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