A story of music dreams, and the street’s reality comes to DVD October 23, 2012
If you live in any of the heavily Caribbean populated areas of New York or Miami you undoubtedly have seen street vendors pushing the “new movie – Out the Gate”. Jamaican cinema has been growing, still, when a new Jamaican movie comes out it is an event, cause for excitement. Add to it the fact that “Out the Gate” boasts two of the biggest Jamaican stars, Paul Campbell and Oliver Samuels, and you have a perfect storm in the streets. “Friends and family from every parish in Jamaica have called me to tell me they see it at every DVD corner in Jamaica, from Kingston all the way to Toll Gate, Clarendon where we filmed it”, exclaimed the movies lead, Everton “E-Dee” Dennis. “I never expected a bootleg to go so far so fast”, he continued.
The official DVD is slated for release October 23, 2012 in USA, Canada, UK, and Jamaica and fans can get an original package complete with deleted scenes, Dolby 5.1 surround mix, trailers, and music videos.
The feature film’s run in the theaters of LA, NYC, Atlanta, Toronto and Jamaica brought praise from its audiences. Atlanta World Daily wrote the picture appears to be “on it’s way to becoming a classic” and the New Amsterdam News printed the movie “…leaves you on a high”.
Campbell’s visceral portrayals of ruff, maniacal, disturbed characters in previous pictures has earned him the reputation as the villain you love to hate, and he shines in all his wicked glory as Badz, the Don of LA. About Everton Dennis, Karibbean Expression’s magazine wrote, “Dennis is mesmerizing!”
The movie was produced on a micro-budget by Far I Films, and directed by R. Steven Johnson and Qmillion.
In advance of the DVD release, the soundtrack album on Unseen Lab Recordings is available at all digital outlets and features music from E-Dee, I-Octane, Beenie Man, Jadakiss, Busy Signal, Turbulance and many more. The first single and video for the soundtrack “Rightful Place” by E-Dee already charted in Jamaica, and the second single “Ghetto Yutes Rise” E-Dee featuring I-Octane is now heating up