Countryman [DVD] [1982]

Dickie Jobson's Countryman comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include interviews with many of the people involved in the film including Jobson, screenwriter Michael Thomas, and the actual Countryman. This is a fine release from Lions Gate.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Digitally remastered feature
  • New interviews with director Dickie Jobson, screenwriter Michael Thomas, production manager Eddie Babbage, actor Carl Bradshaw and Countryman himself
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital surround and 2.0 stereo
  • English subtitles
  • Palm Previews and more

Synopsis

Countryman
A harmonious fisherman who lives his life peacefully drifting with the tides finds himself drawn into a political plot after rescuing two Americans from the wreckage of a crashed airplane. Countryman is a man of knowledge, a man who lives by the land and leads a noble life. When the solitary fisherman sees an airplane crash into a nearby swamp, he heroically comes to the rescue of the two surviving passengers. For his efforts, Countryman is not commended, but branded an enemy agent along with the two Americans from the airplane. The man responsible for transforming the selfless hero into a desperate fugitive is the power-hungry General Sinclair, a man so consumed by his quest for glory that he is willing to destroy anyone who gets in his way. Now, in order just to survive, the peace-loving Rastafarian must flee into the Jamaican wilderness and share his knowledge of the land with his new American friends. And though Countryman is a gentle soul at heart, he proves capable of unleashing a furious display of acrobatic hand-to-hand combat when forced to fight for what is right. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Hiram Keller
    Hiram Keller - Bobby Lloyd
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    Carl Bradshaw - Capt. Benchley
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    Basil Keane - Colonel Sinclair
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    Ronnie McKay - Wax
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    Ronald Gossop - Biker
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