ROAD HOUSE REVIEWED
“Road House” is one of those movies where I never understood the appeal. Dalton is a bouncer who wants to be laid back and help others aspire to greatness. But, what happens when small town life in Jasper pushes him too far? Rowdy Herrington is an amazing director, but I always feel like this movie outshines the man’s body of work. It’s a great bizarre late 1980s piece, but what does it mean for the world at large?
Well, not much. Kelly Lynch plays the only woman with purpose in that little town, while Sam Elliott shows up to make your elderly aunt moist. While this film keeps getting Blu-Ray reissues, Shout Select offers up something news with its first September release. The new 2K scan makes the older FOX Blu look like hot garbage. Dean Cundey supervised the scan and it shows throughout every inch of the film. The new special features are fun, but it all pales in comparison to the fan commentary. Who knew that View Askew creators Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier had so much to say about this movie? While I’m not a fan of the film, this release pushes me onto the path of accepting its fandom.
- Vintage Interviews
- and more!
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 9/6/16
- Video - 94%94%
- Audio - 93%93%
- Supplemental Material - 92%92%
- Film Score - 86%86%
The Plot Thus Far
Dalton (Patrick Swayze) is the best bar bouncer in the business, but he’s anything but typical. He’s a little small for his trade, has a degree in philosophy and he believes in being nice. But when he’s hired to clean up the Double Deuce in the small town of Jasper, he’s pushed to his breaking point.
Turns out Jasper is controlled by an evil sadist (Ben Gazzara) who doesn’t want anyone meddling with his town. After he sends his goons to bust up the Double Deuce, all hell breaks loose.
Now it’s no more nice guy for Dalton as he starts busting heads, leading him to the all-time, no-holds-barred showdown of the century.