DOCTOR DETROIT REVIEWED
“Doctor Detroit” is when America reached Peak Aykroyd. While the film is unfairly maligned as a box office bomb, it kept America entertained for the 2 1/2 weeks before Return of the Jedi hit theaters. Aykroyd guided the story’s development with several creative pals, but ultimately it was a step too far. Doctor Detroit is the tale of a professor adopting a pimp secret persona to bring high-class whores to Academia. Taking place in this world amalgam of early 80s Detroit and Chicago, the film wants you to believe that James Brown wouldn’t go upside Aykroyd’s cracker ass when he shows up at the Player’s Ball.
I also love the fact that the film ends on the Player’s Ball taking place in the same locale as this academic banquet. Throw in some choice tunes from Lalo Schifrin and DEVO to provide the kind of film experience that makes lazy Baby Boomers poo-poo it on their Podcast 35 years later. Things change and haphazard look-backs shouldn’t be colored by your political fad hang-ups. That being said, anything that Howard Hesseman blesses with his acting can’t be bad.
- NEW Audio Commentary With Director Michael Pressman And Pop Culture Historian Russell Dyball
- NEW Interview With Director Michael Pressman
- “Radio Free Detroit” – Inside The Doctor Detroit Audio Press Kit, Featuring Rare And Vintage Interviews
- Photo Gallery
- Theatrical Trailers
- TV Spots
- Radio Spots
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD MONO