Well if anyone is in the mood for a movie providing plenty of ridiculous romantic hijinks (including some nudity), good acting by Michael Caine (playing Matthew Hollis) and Joseph Bologna (playing Victor Lyons, my favorite character in this film) and some breathtaking scenes of Rio de Janerio, then this movie is for you. Now imagine all the above being presented in glorious HD on a blu-ray.
Especially the two female leads, gorgeous (but lacking a bit in acting talent) Michelle Johnson and....wait for it..... Demi Moore in one of her first movie roles. Oh and did I mention that both show up topless in several scenes (Michelle Johnson more so that Demi Moore) and even one brief full frontal by Michelle.
Oh the girls are pretty enough but equally captivating is the overall plot and the acting of the two male leads. As a bonus we get a decent supporting role from Valerie Harper as Matthew's wife who initially kicks him over the side by going on a separate vacation. Honestly though, not smart tearing your husband's heart out, then watching him go on vacation to a locale where gorgeous women abound as we get to see in several beach scenes.
And that basically sums up Blame It On Rio. A ridiculous but definitely fun movie from the 80s.
Blame It On Rio has seen a DVD release which while not a bad transfer just doesn't do this film (with its exotic locale, Rio) justice. Unfortunately though still no Blu-ray release which I find rather surprising being that this movie was one of the more well-known flicks from 1984.
Its also available on Amazon Instant Video with a HD offering (though I won't vouch for the HD quality, I've had at least one Amazon HD offering which was lacking in the HD department).
20th Century Fox originally held the rights, I believe that MGM now holds the rights. Might be a Twilight Time candidate.