Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

Watch it Instantly
Includes the Amazon Instant Video 24 hour rental at no extra charge. (Learn more)
Buy Used
Used - Like New See details
$2.59 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by MovieMars.

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
Solo Enterprises Add to Cart
$5.60  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Krush Groove (2003)

Sheila E. , Run-dmc , Michael Schultz  |  R |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

List Price: $5.97
Price: $4.58 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $1.39 (23%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, Sept. 22? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Krush Groove (1985)   $2.99 $9.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD 1-Disc Version $4.58  
 
 
Buy This DVD and Watch it Instantly
Watch the Amazon Instant Video rental on your PC, Mac, compatible TV or compatible device at no charge when you buy this DVD from Amazon.com. Your rental will expire 24 hours after you begin watching or 30 days after your disc purchase, whichever occurs first. The Amazon Instant Video version will be available in Your Video Library and is provided as a gift with disc purchase. Available to US customers only. See Terms and Conditions.
 
 

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Krush Groove + The Last Dragon + School Daze
Price for all three: $15.79

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Videos Related to This Product


Product Details

  • Actors: Sheila E., Run-dmc, The Fat Boys, Blair Underwood
  • Directors: Michael Schultz
  • Writers: Ralph Farquhar
  • Producers: Michael Schultz, Doug Mc Henry, George A. Jackson, Robert O. Kaplan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 14, 2003
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00007BK2Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,295 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Krush Groove" on IMDb

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

In this movie based on the life of Russel Simmons, hot young record producer/manager Russel Walker has all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove records. The acts include Run-DMC, Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Kurtis Blow. When Run-DMC has a hit record and Russel doesn't have the money to press records he borrows money from a drug dealer/loan shark. At the same time Russel and Run are both competing for the heart of Sheila E.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So here it is, another DEF JAM June 23, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Never mind that corny Leonard Maitlin quip. this is the story of the biggest rap label ever, told fictionally. Krush Groove is really DefJam Records, the label that would go on to host the biggest acts ever, including RunDMC, The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, the FatBoys, Kurtis Blow (ALL FEATURED PROMINENTLY AND ACTUALLY DISPLAYING GOOD ACTING SKILLS), and later MethodMan, Redman, DMX and Public Enemy. This film has great performances, an angry Run coming on stage, positively commenting on the other performers quietly and declaring, "but this is my m.. house!" is great. Kurtis Blow does If I ruled the World, the FatBoys do their thing, etc. But in terms of seriousness and social blah blah, watching this movie, seeing the way Russel came up, and looking now at what he's become, is just amazing. They got Blair Underwood to play Russel Simmons, and he does a great job. This movie should, though it probably wont, go down as one of the best accounts of the achievement of the American Dream, through dangerous dealings and dreaming, all types of adversity and successes, in a music that was emerging. The movie was made in 85, and it takes place pretty much exactly as it was being made, with complete faith in its premise, its music, and its eventual success. That's quite amazing because you can now look at it as a historical testament, no exxageration, to one of the biggest cultural movements this nation has ever had. Hip hop heads, we'll go down like the gnostics, amazing innovators and proponents of culture, suppressed by the ignorant and the power-hungry. You'll show this movie to your kids one day.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Krush Groove is an interactive experience of Joy! February 10, 2000
By Amy
Format:VHS Tape
This movie is so cute, so happy, so silly, so fun. It has become a member of my family. The music is good, the characters are hilarious, and you can pick out bits of truth and history if you look. You can also play "Where's LL?". He is scattered a few places in the movie. And you get to see the real Russell Simmons talking to the character based on Russell Simmons, played by Blair Underwood. MTV had a hip hop day a couple of years ago, and they featured Krush Groove, hosted by Fab 5 Freddy. (You can also see F5F in the beautiful, classic, solid Wild Style.) The only advisory is to erase or fast-forward through the scene in which the Fat Boys (the Disko 3) are in their science class, right before they get into "Don't you dog me.... Aaarh aaarh, aaarh aaarh....". The classroom part contains an unnecessary dissection scene. Watch it and you'll see what I mean. Enjoy this movie, and by all means --- keep the spirit of Krush Groove alive! Word. :)
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hip-Hop Cult Classic Film! Recommended! March 31, 2008
Format:DVD
Krush Groove (1985)
General Plot: An indie rap label tries to get off the ground.
Let's face it. Films like this you don't really watch for the plot. It's all about the music, baby! This film has lots of it, from various Reagan-era hip-hop and contemporary R&B personalities, all delivering first-rate performances. Hip-hop was just beginning to be exposed to mainstream America (and the world!), and "Krush Groove" was a major part of it. in retrospect, some may look at it as "hip-hop-exploitation", but for what it's worth, films like "Ferris Bueller", "Pretty in Pink" and "The Breakfast Club" didn't speak to urban kids at all... But Krush Groove did!

Featured Players:

Rappers who play themselves: Run DMC (Darryl McDaniels, Joey Simmons, Jason Mizell); The Fat Boys; Kurtis Blow. The movie studio insisted on pop-star appeal, so Sheila E was brought in. This was Sheila E's first, and apparently last, starring role in a movie.
L.A. Law's Blair Underwood plays Russell. The real-life Russell Simmons has a bit part as a concert promoter in the film.
Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin plays himself. The real-life Def Jam was also started out of his dorm room at NYU.
Cameos:
Daniel Simmons, father of Russell and Joey (Run), plays the church deacon.
In the club talent show, performances from the Beastie Boys and New Edition (including Bobby Brown. He's at the far left during their bit).
"The Disco Fever", used for most of the club scenes, was shut down a few years later.
80's R&B group Full Force play thug enforcers in the flick. They would also go on to play bullies in the first two House Party films.
LL Cool J plays the kid who crashes the dorm room for an audition.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Freshest musical ever December 16, 2004
By Carrie
Format:DVD
Krush Groove finally brought the hip hop movie focus back to the mic. This musical manages to have a plot and feature lengthy performances by the Fat Boys, Run-D.M.C., Kurtis Blow, and Sheila E (all as fictionalized versions of themselves). Based on the life on Def Jam Records co-founder Russel Simmons, it showcases Simmons' artists, particularly his little brother Joseph "Run" Simmons. It also highlights soon-to-be-huge rappers the Beastie Boys and L.L. Cool J. Young producer Russel Walker (Blair Underwood) must borrow money from a dangerous loan shark in order to process the records of his hottest act, Run-D.M.C. Logically, selling these records would make enough money to pay back the loan, but Russel seems to find himself still broke and in trouble. Everyone gets by fine in the end by supporting each other and displaying their mad skills.

Krush Groove kept it real by filming in the Bronx, including the Disco Fever club. Owner Sal Abbatiello expected the movie to "be an uplift" and "bring attention [back] to the club" (excellent book Yes Yes Ya'll, 2002). Unfortunately, the media surrounding the filming brought the attention of the authorities, who shut Disco Fever down for good on the last day of shooting for not having all the proper licenses.

The film does well by stressing competition and brotherhood, and by allowing its stars to shine. It convincingly tells of the power of a great MC to rock a party, gain respect, get a date, and (most importantly in Russel Simmons' mind) sell records. It foretells the new focus of public and media attention on the MC, which doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category