MVD Visual and Blue Sun Film Company are pleased to announce the home viewing release of the ROCKERS for worldwide distribution on Blu-ray. Theatrically released in June of 1980, this classic reggae film has been transferred to HD from original 35mm negative and lovingly cleaned & restored.
ROCKERS is a Reggae triumph. By all critical standards ROCKERS is one of the greatest Reggae films ever. Starring Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace and Richard “Dirty Harry” Hall, it’s a Robin Hood style story of oppressed Jamaican musicians getting even with the “mafia types” in the business.
But it’s the all-star musical performances, appearances, and soundtrack that sets ROCKERS apart, featuring acting roles and music by Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Third World, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs, Kiddus I, Junior Murvin, Inner Circle, the Heptones, & Abyssinians.
Reggae’s raw, righteous cinematic masterpiece…”
– Peter Relic, ROLLING STONE
“Rockers is a Jamaican movie with the sparkle of The Harder They Come…in many respects the better of the two…funny off-beat players and a sinuous Reggae score.”
– Janet Maslin, NEW YORK TIMES
“… one of the most enjoyable musical movies of all time, with a point to make and the sound to drive it home…”
– Jo-Ann Greene, GOLDMINE
“… ranks alongside The Harder They Come as the greatest film of reggae’s golden age…”
– Nigel Williamson, UNCUT
“Arguably the greatest reggae movie ever made, better and much more varied than its well-known predecessor The Harder They Come.”
– Tyson Schuetze, RELIX
“… radiates energy, but what really makes it great are the performances…”
– Tom Bryant, MOJO