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Bobby has a new '68 Camaro and a dead-end job. Rose has a young son and a nowhere life. One night, they meet, fall in love and share a dream of leaving the seedy side of Hollywood for the easy life of Hawaii. But when an innocent prank goes tragically wrong, Bobby and Rose are on the run from the law and for their lives. As they take to the highway, they find that paradise is just out of reach...and that aloha can also mean goodbye. Aloha, Bobby and Rose stars Paul Le Mat (Melvin & Howard, Death Valley, American Graffiti) and Dianne Hull (Girls On The Road, The Fifth Floor), with Robert Carradine (Blackout, Revenge of the Nerds), Tim McIntire (The Choirboys, Fast Walking) and Edward James Olmos (in his first feature credited role). Featuring classic songs by Elton John, Bob Dylan, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Jr. Walker and The All-Stars and The Temptations. This is a road movie like you ve never seen...and a love story you ll never forget from a brand new HD master!!!
One of the 70's great forgotten films. --Noel Murrary, Los Angeles Times
The picture and sound quality for this high-definition release were crisp and clear...This is another nice high-def upgrade by Doppelgänger and Scorpion. --Brian Shirley, Alien Bee
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Now, I realize that DVD does not = HD. But this has to be the crappiest copy of a movie I've ever seen on a retail disk!
This looks like a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy.
I'd toss it in the trash but thanks to PRIME, I can return it. It's not worth the time it takes you to unwrap it.
Bobby is a guy who just cant get his life together. Not a bad guy, but not a good guy either. Rose just wants a good guy to love, and love her back and spend her life with. Bobby manages to screw up each chance he has to fall in love with her and change his life.
There is some interesting trivia about the Camaro in this film. Like the duece coupe in American Graffiti and the 55 Chevy in Two Lane Blacktop, the car is one of the central players. This car was featured in a car magazine a year or so before the movie was made. I used to have the magazine and for the life of me can't remember which one had the article. This Camaro was infact a very fast car, not just a car made to look fast for the film. I do remember that Traco Racing in the Culver City area had built the engine in this car. At that time they were building 427 aluminum big block Cameros for SCCA racing and 302 Small blocks as well. This had one of thier 302's and was sort of a street legal SCCA style car. It was indeed very fast on the Drag Strip, road racing track or street.
Another interesting aspect is the reoccuring actors Floyd Matrux uses from this film in Hollywood Knights, several years later. Watch both and you can spot the actors and the voice of the radio DJ is the same in both.
Aloha Bobby & Rose is an immersive experience to be pondered down the road.
Its incredible use of supporting music and similarities to other 70's existential car classics such as Two lane blacktop and Vanishing Point etc...are to be noted.
Cinematically unlike Vanishing point where Kowalski is racing into the sun, in Aloha Bobby & Rose, Bobby seems to be racing from it.
Thematically like Vanishing Point, the overzealous powers of authority on their death hunt for individuality and your freedom of expression is in full effect.
I won't spoil it for you by going into any of Aloha Bobby & Rose's details or metaphors. Check it out for yourself.