The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry 2011 NR

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The Upsetter charts 70 years in the life of Lee Scratch Perry, in his own words, through an exclusive interview given to American filmmakers Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough in Switzerland. It is equally a documentation of 30 years of Jamaican music and culture and a character study of one of the most creative and inspiring human beings alive today.

Starring:
Benicio Del Toro, Carl Bradshaw
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1 hour 31 minutes

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The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry

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Genres Music, Documentary
Director Ethan Higbee, Adam Bhala Lough
Starring Benicio Del Toro, Carl Bradshaw
Supporting actors The Clash, Eve, Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley, Paul McCartney, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Haile Selassie, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer
Studio Gravitas Ventures
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Veronica karrer on January 4, 2014
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Lee Scratch Perry has a unique and fresh way of describing life. His choices are at the mercy of his own devout beliefs in the power of intuition and it makes for an exciting and enlightening perspective. While his words ooze with wisdom, his mistakes and unwise decisions give you an odd mixture of admiration and a reminder of the duality of human nature. Lee Perry transcends his role as music producer by being himself and saying true to himself- if you like Searching for Sugar Man, then you will definitely enjoy this :)
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott McFarland on September 18, 2013
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You do get some decent background here on Perry's roots, particularly in the film's first part. But the makers don't manage to put the music's history into realistic perspective. The narration (and much of Scratch's talking himself) would lead you to believe that he created reggae and dub, which is hardly the case. Nor did Bob Marley owe him his career. I would like to know more about why he thinks The Congos are the worst of all devils ... I would like to know more about his breakdown in the late 70's (to include burning down his studio) rather than just accepting that he had to get rid of bad spirits. I do get a partial answer here on some of that though, because there's some old footage and some newer footage here of Perry that demonstrates what I realized already ... he's pretty far gone towards nuts.
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