Crossroads [DVD] [1986]

  • SKU: 6742484
  • Release Date: 08/10/2004
  • Rating: R
Walter Hill's tale about a young white guitarist and an old blues man, Crossroads, arrives on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Japanese subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but it would be fair to say the film has never looked better on home video than it does on this disc.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 6)

Special Features


  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Crossroads
A passion for blues music is evident in this drama based on a contest-winning script by former blues musician John Fusco -- and featuring one of the decade's best-received motion picture soundtracks, written and performed by Ry Cooder. Eugene Martone Ralph Macchio is a classically trained guitarist who desperately wants to locate a long-lost blues song. At a Harlem nursing home, Eugene finds Willie Brown (Joe Seneca), a legendary blues man who may be able to help him. Eugene becomes part of the master guitarist's scheme to reclaim his soul from the Devil, which he sold in exchange for musical greatness at a rural crossroads many decades before. Making their way across the Mississippi Delta, the duo meets Frances (Jami Gertz), a runaway who becomes a love interest for Eugene. After launching his career with the sale of his script for Crossroads (1986), which is loosely based on the mythical character of Faust and a fable involving real-life blues legend Robert Johnson (played in the film by Tim Russ), Fusco went on to write the highly successful Young Guns (1988). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Ralph Macchio
    Ralph Macchio - Eugene Martone
  • Joe Seneca
    Joe Seneca - Willie Brown
  • Jami Gertz
    Jami Gertz - Frances
  • Joe Morton
    Joe Morton - Scratch's assistant
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    Robert Judd - Scratch



Overall customer rating

4.5
84%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Diamond In The Ruff

    Posted
    KnightWulf

    You would not expect the choice of actors in this movie to work - but it is exactly what makes it work. The duel scene Ralph Machio vs Steve Vai is killer - excellent casting. Good vs. Evil - you know where that is headed, but whether you love blues and rock or not, you will enjoy this movie. They rarely, if ever show it on TV - but this is one of those hidden Diamonds in the ruff - obscure but worth owning. Ralph M playing slide guitar - A Gem!! Nice job done following the legend of Robert Johnson in blues history. If you like the blues & rock, turn up the volume and enjoy yourself!" Ironwoodrosie, Just so you know, It's Not Ralph Machio vs Alice Cooper, It's Ralph Machio vs Steve Vai(Ex David Lee Roth Guitarist) as the devils puppet, you really must not know your music or your muscians.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hidden Treasure

    Posted
    Inwoodrosie

    You would not expect the choice of actors in this movie to work - but it is exactly what makes it work. I love the duel scene - Ralph Macchio vs. Alice Cooper as the devil - excellent casting. Good vs. Evil - you know where that is headed, but whether you love blues and rock or not you will enjoy this movie. They rarely, if ever show it on TV - but this is one of those hidden little gems - obscure but worth owning. Ralph M playing slide guitar - PRICELESS!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Blues

    Posted
    JohnnyStarr
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    This is truly a classic movie based around Robert Johnson folklore. It's a must have for anyone that loves the blues. The DVD quality is great, however a blu-ray release of this gem is long overdue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hard to find classic

    Posted
    Harvard
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    If your in need of an 80's flashback moment this is a decent movie. Ralph won't be getting beat up but he still is Ralph maccio

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun music flick

    Posted
    MrGarcia

    Nice job done following the legend of Robert Johnson in blues history. If you like the blues & rock, turn up the volume and enjoy yourself!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Five star music

    Posted
    Stoney88
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    Great blues riffs, shaky storyline. One of the better soundtracks you'll find.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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