Lee Scratch Perry's Vision Of Paradise (DVD) (NTSC Edition)


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Format: DVD (NTSC, All Regions)
Label: Cadiz Music 
Year: 2016 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

Part "Hard Day's Night", part "Yellow Submarine", and sure, maybe a little puff of "Spinal Tap." Handsomely presented in hardcover book binding, with 24 bound-in pages of lavishly illustrated production notes and rare photos. Features an additional disc with out-takes and a making-of featurette.

For 15 years, director Volker Schaner followed Lee Perry on a spiritual and geographical journey through Jamaica, Ethiopia, Switzerland and London. Volker earned a never-before-granted level of access and insight into Perrys' fantastical, spiritual world.

This film 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 Perry 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.

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