British Reggae Movie Babylon (1980) released on DVD

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British Reggae Movie Babylon (1980) released on DVD

Post by interruptor » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:03 am

British Reggae Movie Babylon (1980) released on DVD

Babylon is a movie about the british sound system culture of the late 70ies. Aswad's Brinsley Forde features as lead actor. Also Jah Shaka makes an appearance with his sound system. Great Music like "Warrior Charge" by Aswad and other hits of the day as well as extended Dub textures produced by the mighty Dennis Bovell add to the authenticity of this great flick.

read more:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/oc ... anco.rosso

The sound track was released on CD a few years back already. Unfortunately my favourite Dennis Bovel dub from the movie (featured in the school robbery scene) did make it neither on the original vinyl O.S.T. nor on the extended CD release.

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Post by F050Dub » Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:25 pm

this film was recently "taken from the attic" by an italian cinema-label called "raro video".

the DUB.IT, the italian dub accademy is distributing BABYLON... i'll tell you soon the subtitles' languages. for more info, please contact me with e private message, or by mail to fu.muzik@gmail.com, okk???

give thanx,
stefano/F050Dub

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Post by Klaus5 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:20 pm

This is kind of off topic, but does anyone know any other decent reggae based films other than Bablyon, Rockers, Roots Time and The Harder They Come? Rockers is my favorite!

Also, Jamaican films in general are of interest to me, especially ones like Shottas, Third World Cop and Rude Boy: Jamaican Don. They are all very very cheesey but very enjoyable! 8-)

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Post by interruptor » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:12 am

Dancehall Queen!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRd2xQzbXfU
(whole movie is currently on youtube)

Countryman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2tM6djYJno
(excerpt only)

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Post by JahNice » Mon May 04, 2009 3:35 pm

Very good movie reflecting the tensions in UK society under Thatcher,
showing police violence and how hard it was for many young blacks at
that time. Sountrack is Big

Jah Shacka in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0yjcgxf ... re=related

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