Road House

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Overview

Road House has received a fun special edition via this DVD from MGM. This disc comes up aces in the transfer department: the video transfer offers a sharp, anamorphically enhanced widescreen transfer with strong levels of detail and color while the audio track uses the film's original Dolby Surround stereo mix, which delivers all the sonic details with plenty of clarity and punch. This disc also offers a hefty collection of extras. First up is a pair of commentary tracks. The first features director Rowdy ...
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Overview

Road House has received a fun special edition via this DVD from MGM. This disc comes up aces in the transfer department: the video transfer offers a sharp, anamorphically enhanced widescreen transfer with strong levels of detail and color while the audio track uses the film's original Dolby Surround stereo mix, which delivers all the sonic details with plenty of clarity and punch. This disc also offers a hefty collection of extras. First up is a pair of commentary tracks. The first features director Rowdy Herrington, who gives the film a nuts-and-bolts dissection from a directorial standpoint. It suffers from periodic gaps of silence but still offers plenty of worthwhile information for the fans. Also included is a commentary by Road House fans, director Kevin Smith and his producing partner Scott Mosier. They offer a sometimes witty, sometimes raunchy string of comments on the flick that are likely to appeal to the camp-minded audience that has grown around Road House. There is also a humor-minded trivia track that offers random non-film factoids and plenty of riffing on the film. However, the most satisfying extras on the disc are a pair of featurettes: the first is a retrospective interview with cast and crew that discusses all aspects of the film and the second is a piece that features several real-life bouncers discussing their views on the film and the character of Dalton. Both offer plenty of amusing insights at a fast clip and are well worth the time for the fan. The only flaws in the extras department are the lack of a theatrical trailer and the fact that they didn't bring Patrick Swayze in for a commentary. That said, Road House: Deluxe Edition is likely to make the film's fans happy.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary with director Rowdy Herrington; Audio commentary with Road House fans Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier; "What Would Dalton Do?" documentary; "On the Road House" featurette; Sneak peek at Road House 2; Trivia track
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Kryssa Schemmerling
History may relegate Patrick Swayze to the dust heap of Hollywood has-beens; but with his lead turn in Rowdy Herrington’s Road House, he stakes his claim to cinematic immortality. Swayze, clad in cowboy boots and skin-tight jeans, is Dalton, a former New York University philosophy student and martial arts expert who we kid you not works as a "cooler" head bouncer at a rough-and-tumble honky-tonk in Jasper, Missouri. This place is so tough that the house band led by blind blues guitarist Jeff Healey plays in a cage to protect them from flying bottles and hurled bodies. None of this fazes Dalton, who manages to: keep the unruly rednecks in line without mussing a strand of his blow-dried hair; clean up the town, which is under the thumb of a wealthy thug Ben Gazzara; and get down with a hot blonde doctor Kelly Lynch. Along the way he dodges monster trucks and mouths lines like "Pain don’t hurt" while stitching up his own wounds, Terminator-style. Is this schizophrenic mishmash of westerns, gangster films, and kung fu movies ludicrous? Completely, and that’s what makes Road House so much fun. Swayze, taking the role of soulful hunk to heart, plays the whole thing utterly straight: He’s the ultimate strong-silent screen archetype of the Reagan ‘80s. Bad movies just don’t get any better than this.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2006
  • UPC: 027616151186
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Time: 1:54:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 1,643

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Swayze Dalton
Kelly Lynch Dr. Elizabeth "Doc" Clay
Sam Elliott Wade Garrett
Ben Gazzara Brad Wesley
Marshall Teague Jimmy
Julie Michaels Denise
Red West Red Webster
Sunshine Parker Emmet
Jeff Healey Band Cody
Kevin Tighe Tilghman
Laura Albert Strip Joint Girl
Christine Anderson Party Girl
Lisa Axelrod Party Girl
Cheryl Baker Well-Endowed Wife
Sylvia Baker Table Dancer
Jackie Burch
Michele Burger Strip Joint Girl
Sheila Caan Judy
Debra Chase Party Girl
Dawn Ciccone Steve's Girl
Christopher Collins Sharing Husband
Ancel Cook Grillman
Lauri Crossman Stella
Keith David Ernie Bass
Ed de Fusco Oscar
Anthony de Longis Ketchum
Terri Lynn Doss Cody's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Bill Dunnam Car Salesman
Tom Finnegan Chief of Police
Mike Fisher Bandstand Bouncer
Terry Funk Morgan
Charlie Hawke Heckler
Kymberly Herrin Party Girl
Roger Hewlett Younger
Gary Hudson Steve
Pamela Jackson Strip Joint Girl
Jasae Strip Joint Girl
Bob Jennings Bandstand Bouncer
John Doe Pat McGurn
Jon Paul Jones Stroudenmire
Laura Lee Kasten Nurse
Aaron Michael Lacey Marine
Humberto Larriva Cruzado
Susan Lentini Bandstand Babe
Kym Malin Party Girl
Anthony Marisco Cruzado
Daryl Sandy Marsh Strip Joint Bartender
Tony Marsico Cruzado
Travis McKenna Jack
Frank Noon Barfly
John Oldach Bandstand Tough Guy
Dennis Ott Bar Character
Heidi Paine Party Girl
Jacklyn Palmer Party Girl
Joey Plewa Bandstand Tough Guy
Gonzalo Quintana III Cruzado
Michael Rider O'Connor
Marta Rinchusiuso Party Girl
Marshall Rohner Cruzado
Tiny Ron Mountain
Julie Royer Steve's Girl
Terrance Scott Loudmouth
Kurt James Stefka Hank
Patricia Tallman Bandstand Babe
Meg Thayer Party Girl
Joe Unger Karpis
Christina Veronica Strip Joint Girl
Lisa Westman Party Girl
Kathleen Wilhoite Connie
Chino "Fats" Williams Derelict
Michael Wise Gawker
John Young Tinker
Technical Credits
Rowdy Herrington Director
Pete Antico Stunts
Dean Cundey Cinematographer
William Joseph Durrell Jr. Art Director
Scott Eddo Makeup
Mark Fabus Set Decoration/Design
James M. Halty Stunts
Hilary Henkin Screenwriter
David Lee Henry Original Story, Screenwriter
Michael Kamen Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Henry Kingi Stunts
Phillip Leonard Set Decoration/Design
John F. Link Editor
Tim Moore Executive Producer, Producer
Steve Perry Executive Producer, Producer
Al di Sarro Special Effects
Joel Silver Producer
Raymond Stella Camera Operator
Frank J. Urioste Editor
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Road House [Deluxe Edition]
1. Opening Credits [4:08]
2. Double Deuce [2:12]
3. Welcome to Jasper [3:23]
4. Paid to Play [2:49]
5. Ten a Kiss [3:48]
6. She's a Runner [5:33]
7. 3 Rules [3:44]
8. Cleaning House [4:03]
9. No Joke [2:36]
10. Hello Red [4:18]
11. Little Mistake [2:31]
12. Pain Don't Hurt [2:53]
13. Everybody Pays [3:55]
14. New Town, Same Story [1:44]
15. Sorry, We're Closed [3:16]
16. Fan Club [2:52]
17. Because of Me [3:49]
18. Running Out of Booze [1:56]
19. You Can Stay [6:45]
20. Word Is... [4:28]
21. It's a Lie [1:36]
22. Things Heat Up [3:13]
23. This Is My Town [7:57]
24. Prepare to Die [5:40]
25. Coin Toss [6:22]
26. Tails Again... [4:53]
27. Trophy Room [3:21]
28. End Credits [5:20]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Road House [Deluxe Edition]
   Play Movie
   Languages
      Audio Set Up
         English
         French
         Spanish
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary by Director Rowdy Herrington: On/Off
      Commentary by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier: On/Off
      Trivia Track: On/Off
      "On the Road House"
      Sneak Peek - Road House 2: Last Call"
      "What Would Dalton Do?"
      Previews
         The James Bond Ultimate Collection
         Population 436
         Freedomland
   Previews
      The James Bond Ultimate Collection
      Population 436
      Freedomland
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    His name is Dalton

    If I lived by the rules that Roadhouse taught me, I'd be insanely invincible. Apparently, having a Ph.D. in Philosophy gets you a job in a dungy bar, pain don't hurt, and I can rip out anyone's throat on a whim while sleeping with crazy hot nurses that don't treat anyone else...and NOT ONE COP while all of this is going on. The storyline is a little far fetched, but it's still a decent flick if you like all that backwoods-stranger-in-town-saves-the-day action. Patrick Swayze beating people up is priceless. Someone had to have an imagination to cast him in a movie like this, therefore, I give Roadhouse 2 stars for the topless nurse, and 1 star for the casting agent.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    My fav Swayze

    Great action and it has Sam Elliot in it what else u need lol

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Outstanding Action and Drama

    Very good movie, I can watch it over and over

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