Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin, an aspiring singer hoping to make a name for himself. Robbed of his money and possessions, he finds work with a self-righteous preacher and an unscrupulous music mogul who exploits young hopefuls. In desperation, the simple country boy turns outlaw, at war with both the police and his rivals. Ivan's dream of stardom soon becomes a reality as he rises to the top of both the pop charts ... and the most-wanted lists.
In addition to The Harder They Come, this Collector’s Edition includes a beautiful restoration of Perry Henzel's next film, No Place Like Home, which was also filmed in 1970s Jamaica, but was lost for decades. Never before released, the film is presented here with a host of new extras shot in Jamaica.
DISC 1: THE HARDER THEY COME
NEW 4K Scan From The Original 16mm Negative
NEW Audio Commentary With Author David Katz (Jimmy Cliff: An Unauthorized Biography)
"One And All: The Phenomenon Of The Harder They Come"
"Hard Road To Travel: The Making Of The Harder They Come"
Vintage Interviews With Actor Jimmy Cliff, Producer Arthur Gorson And Director Perry Henzell
Interview With Director Of Photography David MacDonald
Interview With Line Producer Yvonne Brewster
"The Harder They Come" Music Video
DISC 2: NO PLACE LIKE HOME
NEW Restoration From The Original 16mm Film Elements
NEW Audio Commentary With Sally Henzell, David Garonzik, Cookie Kinkaed, And Arthur Gorson
NEW "Perry Henzell: A Filmmaker's Odyssey"
NEW "Rise Up From The Cutting Room Floor" – The Restoration Of No Place Like Home
NEW Audio Bonus Feature – P.J. Soles Original Vocal Track And Original Acoustic Guitar Demo By Steven Soles For The Song “World Full Of Beauty”
DISC 3: BONUS DISC – The Legacy Of Perry Henzell: A Story Of Jamaican Cinema
NEW "Filmin' In The Gully" – Anatomy Of Three Scenes – With Cinematographer Franklyn “Chappy” St. Juste
NEW "Duppies In The Control Room" – Dynamic Sounds Studios Then And Now
NEW "10A – Jamaica's Film Yard" – The Story Of Perry Henzell's Kingston Home And Production Center – Featuring Sally Henzell, Jason Henzell, Justine Henzell, And More
NEW A Conversation With Sir Ridley Scott
NEW "Out Of Many: One Filmmaker" – The Disciples Of Perry Henzell”
NEW "Everyone A Star: The Original Cast" – Including Actors P.J. Soles, Carl Bradshaw, And Winston Stona
NEW “Big Heap Of Help: The Original Supporting Team” – Interviews With Perry’s Personal Assistant Beverly Manley And More
NEW “Roots: The Family Henzell” – Including Interviews With Sally Henzell, Justine Henzell, And Jason Henzell
NEW “How Perry Rocked The World” – Interviews With Historian Chris Salewicz, Composer Steven Soles, And More
NEW “Live From The Reggae Awards” – Interviews Conducted At The Jaria Awards, Kingston’s Annual Music Awards Show