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The Harder They Come

Perry Henzell

 
The Harder They Come (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Out of Print
  • United States
  • 1973
  • 103 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
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  • Spine #83

Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff is Ivan, a rural Jamaican musician who journeys to the city of Kingston in search of fame and fortune. Pushed to desperate circumstances by shady record producers and corrupt cops, he finally achieves notoriety—as a murderous outlaw. Boasting some of the greatest music ever produced in Jamaica, The Harder They Come brought the catchy and subversive rhythms of the Rastas to the U.S. in the early 1970s.

Disc Features

  • Widescreen digital transfer, supervised by writer-director Perry Henzell
  • Audio commentary by Perry Henzell and star Jimmy Cliff
  • Exclusive video interview with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell
  • Illustrated bio-discographies on the film’s contributing musicians
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

    Cover based on a theatrical poster

Film Essays

The Harder They Come

By Michael DareOctober 30, 2000

The Beatles had already done “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” Paul Simon had already sung “Mother and . . . Read more »

Film Essays

The Harder They Come

By Michael DareOctober 30, 2000

The Beatles had already done “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” Paul Simon had already sung “Mother and . . . Read more »