Shout! Factory has unveiled an epic list of bonus features to be found on this summer’s upcoming The Harder They Come Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on August 20th, which also includes Perry Henzell’s second film, No Place Like Home.
First and foremost, The Harder They Come feature film starring Jimmy Cliff has a new 4K scan from the original 16mm negative. It will look better than it ever has in this definitive release on Blu-ray.
Also featured and included is the previously unreleased documentary A Filmmakers Odyssey. It “captures the inspiring tale of how No Place Like Home was found, completed, and put through the hurdle of clearing music rights” from artists including Bob Marley, Etta James, Carly Simon, Toots & The Maytals, Marcia Griffiths, Desmond Dekker & The Aces, The Sensations, The Three Degree, Ernest Ranglin, The Heptones, Nasio Fontaine, Lobo, Lord Messam & His Calypsonians, and P.J. Soles.
Here are all three discs worth of legacy and all-new extras that will keep fans busy for hours on end.
- 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 – directed by Chris Browne
- Vintage interviews with Jimmy Cliff, Arthur Gorson and director Perry Henzell
- Vintage interview with a director of photography David MacDonald
- Vintage interview with line producer Yvonne Brewster
- THE HARDER THEY COME music video
- NEW NO PLACE LIKE HOME – restoration from the original 16mm film elements
- NEW audio commentary with Sally Henzell, David Garonzik, Cookie Kinkead and Arthur Gorson
- NEW Perry Henzell: A Filmmaker’s Odyssey – A short film on the long path to completing “NO PLACE LIKE HOME”
- 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 title song “World Full of Beauty”
- NEW Theatrical Trailer
- NEW Filmin’ in the Gully – Anatomy of Three Scenes – with “The Harder They Come” 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, Maxine Walters, Justine Henzell and more
- NEW A Conversation with Sir Ridley Scott
- NEW Live From the Reggae Awards: Red Carpet interviews with stars of the Jamaican music industry – conducted at Kingston’s most recent annual music awards show
- NEW Out of Many One Filmmaker – The Disciples of Perry Henzell: featuring interviews with directors Storm Saulter, Rass Kassa, Chris Browne and producer Maxine Walters.
- NEW Everyone A Star: The Original Cast – including actors P.J. Soles, Carl Bradshaw and Winston Stona
- NEW Big Heap of Help: The Original Support Team – interviews with Perry’s first personal assistant Beverley Manley, Assistant Director Bobby Russell, 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 “Native” Wayne Jobson, historian Chris Salewicz, and composer Steven Soles.
Pre-order The Harder They Come Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray at Amazon.