“Basket Case” Bundle Prize Drawing – 0:10
“Aloha, Bobby and Rose” Review – 1:27
“A Pistol for Ringo/The Return of Ringo” Review – 9:31
“Future Force” Review – 18:07
“Rock n’ Roll High School” Review – 23:23
“Brannigan” Review – 31:39
“Doom Generation” Pick a Movie (James Grimmer) – 42:27
Pick a Movie Winner Drawing– 50:26
Q&A – 51:15
Update – 55:15
This for That: “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” and “Jimmy and Judy” With Keith Voigt Jr. – 57:58
Winner of Basket Case Prize Bundle is Thomas Townsend!!!
"Aloha, Bobby and Rose" Blu-Ray Review (Scorpion Films/ Doppelganger)
Doppelganger and Scorpion Films brings the 1975 tragic on the road love story, “Aloha, Bobby and Rose” to HD in a nice Blu-Ray release. The new Blu-Ray features interviews with the cast and crew.
Bobby (Paul Le Matt) is a part time mechanic, ultimately an irresponsible loser but is not without charm and likability. While working on a car, he meets its owner, Rose (Dianne Hull), a sweet natured young girl and single mother. The duo begins a passionate relationship that quickly gets them in trouble. Without much of an option, the pair makes a run for it and tries to start a new life. Although Rose is in love with Bobby, she struggles with leaving her child behind.
“Aloha, Bobby and Rose” was apparently a hit at its time of release. It’s not a huge surprise, either, as it sported a great soundtrack, well shot locations, a focus on muscle cars, and an endearing love story with conflicted and imperfect characters. When the film starts, it’s hard to know where it is going to end up; a prank gone wrong and a slow motion car accident. These moments come into the film like a juggernaut turning a blossoming romance into a nightmare. The character of Bobby is a simple one and his mistakes push the film forward but no matter how often he manages to make mistakes, the charm of actor Paul Le Matt makes him a tolerable and sympathetic character. The film keeps suspense by never letting the audience forget that the duo are wanted for a crime, this is done by having run ins with the police or having the love birds witness the run ins of others. Some of the most memorable scenes of the film tend to be had when the couple pair up with Buford (Tim McIntire) and Donna Sue (Leigh French). Buford is a larger than life character and not only brings comedy to the film, but a new sense of danger and a possible salvation for the pair. Bobby and Buford make for a great pair, a duo that fell short of their dreams. “Aloha, Bobby and Rose” doesn’t paint a happy world similar to most 70s films, it lets the audience know that a simple mistake can quickly ruin everything and does so in a powerful way.
The Blu-Ray disc features candid interviews with Paul Le Matt, Robert Carradine, and Floyd Mutrux. The interviews are informative and even a little on the sad side when it comes to Le Matt and Mutrux. They don’t hold back their feelings or how their careers ended, but show insight on how one can be at the top or on his way to it and with one mistake or tragedy, similar to Bobby and Rose’s, change their path. “Aloha, Bobby and Rose” seems to have some damage to the source of the master, but looks and sounds pretty good. The locations, especially the bright city lights against the dark skies, stick out; even when some rare green lines appear. A welcomed released of a solid 70s forgotten hit.
About the Film
Bobby has a new ‘68 Camaro and a dead-end job. Rose has a young son and a nowhere life. One night, they meet, fall in love and share a dream of leaving the seedy side of Hollywood for the easy life of Hawaii. But when an innocent prank goes tragically wrong, Bobby and Rose are on the run from the law and for their lives. As they take to the highway, they find that paradise is just out of reach...and that ‘aloha’ can also mean ‘goodbye.’
Aloha, Bobby and Rose stars Paul Le Mat (Melvin & Howard, Death Valley, American Graffiti) and Dianne Hull (Girls On The Road, The Fifth Floor), with Robert Carradine (Blackout, Revenge of the Nerds), Tim McIntire (The Choirboys, Fast Walking) and Edward James Olmos (in his first feature credited role). Featuring classic songs by Elton John, Bob Dylan, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Jr. Walker and The All-Stars and The Temptations. This is a road movie like you’ve never seen...and a love story you’ll never forget from a brand new HD master!!!
Starring: Paul Le Mat, Dianne Hull, Robert Carradine, Tim McIntire, Edward James Olmos, Noble Willingham
Director: Floyd Mutrux
Music Box Films – http://www.musicboxfilms.com/
“Aloha, Bobby and Rose” Blu-Ray – https://grindhousevideo.com/products/aloha-bobby-and-rose-blu-ray
"A Pistol for Ringo/ The Return of Ringo" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
Brand new 2K restorations of both films from the original negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Italian and English soundtracks
Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio
Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Audio commentaries for both films by Spaghetti Western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke
They Called Him Ringo, an archival featurette with star Giuliano Gemma
A Western Greek Tragedy, an archival featurette with Lorella de Luca and camera operator Sergio D’Offizi
Gallery of original promotional images
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
Arrow Video – https://arrowfilms.com/
“A Pistol for Ringo/The Return of Ringo” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/a-pistol-for-ringo-the-return-of-ringo-two-films-by-duccio-tessari-blu-ray
"Future Force" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
“Future Force” Amazon Prime – https://www.amazon.com/Future-Force-David-Carradine/dp/B075DGYGMH
"Rock n' Roll High School" Blu-Ray Review (Shout! Factory)
The Wildest, Most Rockin' High School Around!
Vince Lombardi High School is the wildest, most rockin' high school around! That is, until a thug of a principal, Miss Togar, comes along and tries to make the school a totalitarian state. With the help of The Ramones, the students battle Miss Togar's iron-fisted rule and take their battle to a truly rockin' conclusion in this 1979 cult classic!
Audio Commentary with Director Allan Arkush, Producer Mike Finnell and Richard Whitley
New Audio Commentary with Director Allan Arkush, P.J. Soles and Clint Howard
New Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Richard Whitley and Russ Dvonch
Back to School: A Retrospective with Interviews from Allan Arkush, Roger Corman and more
Staying After Class: A New Interview with P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten and Dey Young
Interview with Roger Corman Conducted by Leonard Maltin
New Interview with Director Allan Arkush Including a Look at Rare, Behind-The-Scenes Stills
Audio Outtakes from the RoxyRock 'N' Roll High School 10 BONUS - Original Radio Ads and TV Spots
Original Theatrical Trailer with Commentary by Eli Roth Courtesy of Trailersfromhell.com
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“Rock n’ Roll High School” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/rock-n-roll-high-school?product_id=2767
"Brannigan" Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Audio commentary by Steve Mitchell, producer-director of King Cohen, and film historian Nathaniel Thompson
Original Theatrical Trailer
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“Brannigan” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/view/id/4905
Pick a Movie "Doom Generation" DVD Review (Lionsgate)
Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
“Doom Generation” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Doom-Generation-Amanda-Bearse/dp/B000QUEQ4K
Next week is Seph's pick with "Berlin Syndrome"
the new winner is James Grimmer
- Marquis de Sade’s Justine
- The Evil Within (recommended)
- Lesson of Evil
- 28 Days Later (recommended)
- Scarface (recommended)
This for That: "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" and "Jimmy and Judy" with Keith Voigt Jr.
“Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” Arrow Blu-Ray – https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/bring-me-the-head-of-alfredo-garcia-blu-ray/FCD1408
“Jimmy and Judy” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Jimmy-Judy-Rachael-Bella/dp/B000UYX4QS
A Pistol for Ringo – 1965 – Duccio Tessari
The Return of Ringo – 1965 – Duccio Tessari
Future Force – 1989 – David A. Prior
Rock n’ Roll High School – 1979 – Allan Arkush
Brannigan – 1975 – Douglas Hickox
Doom Generation – 1995 – Gregg Araki
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia – 1974 – Sam Peckinpah
Jimmy and Judy – 2006 – Randall Rubin/ Jon Schroder