Blu-ray Release: Aloha, Bobby and Rose

Blu-ray Release Date: April 17, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $26.92
Studio: Music Box/Scorpion Releasing

The affectionately remembered 1975 cult flick Aloha, Bobby and Rose, about two young L.A. people who meet and share the dream of ditching the seedy side of Hollywood for the easy life of Hawaii, makes its North American Blu-ray debut remastered with a high definition transfer.

A young couple walks into a liquor store and unknowingly, their destiny, in Aloha, Bobby and Rose.

Written and directed by Floyd Mutrux (The Hollywood Knights, American Hot Wax), Aloha, Bobby and Rose sets its sights on a good-looking titular twosome: Bobby (Paul Le Mat, American Graffiti), who has a ‘68 Camaro and a dead-end job; and Rose (Dianne Hull, The Onion Field), who’s got a five-year-old son and a nowhere life. The two meet and quickly fall in love, which gives way to Rose’s fantasy of leaving the Hollywood streets behind and saying “aloha” to life in exotic Hawaii. But when a seemingly safe attempt to rob a liquor store to bankroll their journey goes tragically awry, Bobby and Rose find themselves on the run from the law…and for their lives. Barreling across nighttime L.A. in a bid to make it to the tropics, the young lovers learn that “aloha” can also mean “goodbye.”

The drama features a stunning Hollywood-after-dark sheen by legendary cinematographer William S. Fraker (Rosemary’s Baby, Heaven Can Wait) and sterling soundtrack highlighted by the era’s biggest stars, including Elton John (“Bennie and the Jets,” “Tiny Dancer”), Emerson, Lake and Palmer (“Karn Evil 9”), Bob Dylan (“Like a Rolling Stone) and The Temptations (“Just My Imagination”).

The Blu-ray of the PG-rated movie includes new on-camera interviews with actors Paul Le Mat and Dianne Hull and writer/director Mutrux.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.