DVD Review: Lee Scratch Perry “The Unlimited Destruction

Lee “Scratch” Perry
“The Unlimited Destruction”
(Jet Star / MVD)
This 45-minute DVD documentary is a colorful and personal portrait of The Upsetter, dub architect Lee “Scratch” Perry. Much of the interviewing occurs in Perry’s home where we see he is, apparently, never out of costumer and never out of character. Perry’s home is as eclectically decorated to match his apparel. Subtitles would have been helpful for Perry’s thick accent, but it is worth straining to hear him expound his Sun Ra-like philosophies and comments on working with Bob Marley. Some concert clips are here also.