Posted Fri Apr 1, 2022 at 07:25 AM PDT by Matthew Hartman
The manliest film of the 80s, Road House starring Patrick Swayze, Ben Gazzara, and Sam Elliot is coming to the Criterion Collection with a brand new 4K Restoration with Atmos Audio and tons of new and archival bonus features!
In 1989 Rowdy Herrington directed the ultimate 1980s tough-guy action movie Road House. Starring Patrick Swayze, the film plays as a classic western with the last honest man in a tough trade coming to town to clean out the wicked men who are strangling the good people. Trade out a western town and a corrupt sheriff for a saloon and a businessman and you have yourself the makings of a modern genre-bending classic - only it’s so completely ridiculous! From the bizarre dialog to the over-the-top characters, Road House is nonstop entertainment. This may be a weird addition for Criterion, but I for one appreciate they’re giving this highly entertaining film a run with a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a new Dolby Atmos audio mix! Those exploding beer bottles should sound AMAZING!
Pre-orders aren't yet live for this one but as soon as they're up we'll let you know! For now, you can take a look at the press release below for all the details:
Director Rowdy Herrington and writers R. Lance Hill and Hilary Henkin encapsulate the iconic 80s “tough guy” action film with 1989’s Road House. Starring the late Patrick Swayze as the best “cooler” in the saloon trade, the film deftly blends action film and western genre tropes with one man dedicated to cleaning up a crooked town and saving the locals from the tyrannical grips of businessman Ben Gazzara. The film co-stars Sam Elliot, Kelly Lynch, Red West, and Kevin Tighe, with a killer rock soundtrack by Jeff Healey.
1989 • 114 minutes • Color • Atmos • Stereo • 5.1 • 1.37:1 aspect ratio
4K UHD + BLU-RAY COMBO
CAT. NO. CC3359UHDBD
...April Fools - I'm sorry. Hopefully one day this will be a real release.
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