CTHE Press Release: Crossroads

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    "A cheerful cross between a slice of life and a supernatural fable." *- Roger Ebert

    Ralph Macchio, Jami Gertz and Joe Seneca Star in the Coming-of-Age Musical Drama
    From Director Walter Hill with Music by Ry Cooder

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    CROSSROADS
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    New to DVD on August 10

    * * * * Culver City, CA (June 14, 2004) – An inspirational and passionate film for blues music fans,
    CROSSROADS is the musical drama loosely based on the mythic character of Faust and the American
    fable involving real-life Mississippi blues music legend Robert Johnson, starring Ralph Macchio (The
    Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinny), Jami Gertz (Jersey Girl, TVs "Still Standing") and Joe Seneca (A Time to
    Kill, Mo Better Blues), debuting for the first time on DVD August 10 from Columbia TriStar Home
    Entertainment.

    Synopsis:
    Young musical prodigy Eugene Martone (Macchio) is a classically trained guitarist studying at
    New York's Julliard School who becomes obsessed with early blues music. * Intent on discovering the
    whereabouts of Robert Johnson's unpublished 30th song recorded 50 years prior, Eugene seeks out the
    legendary bluesman Willie Brown (Seneca) at a Harlem nursing home. *Willie promises to teach Eugene
    the song if the young man helps him get back to a Mississippi crossroads, where he can win back his soul
    from the Devil, which he sold in exchange for musical greatness many decades before. *Making their way
    across the Mississippi Delta, the duo meets Frances (Gertz), a runaway who becomes a love interest for
    Eugene. *In the end, the fate of Willie's soul will rely upon his young student to defeat the Devil's
    henchman (heavy metal virtuoso Steve Vai) in a climactic guitar battle.

    Based on a contest-winning script by former blues musician John Fusco (Young Guns, Hidalgo)
    and featuring the acclaimed motion picture soundtrack written and performed by Ry Cooder (Buena Vista
    Social Club), CROSSROADS is directed by Walter Hill (48 Hours, Streets of Fire).

    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
    * * * * Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    * * * * Remastered in High Definition
    * * * * Widescreen Presentation
    * * * * Audio: *English (Dolby Surround)
    * * * * Subtitles: *English
    * * * * Bonus Trailers
    * * * * Scene Selections

    Rated R
    Color
    Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 99 Minutes
    Year of Release: 1986
    DVD Catalog # 04798
    UPC Code: 0-43396-04798-3
    Order Date: 07/08/04
    SLP: $24.96 DVD
     
  2. Ronald Epstein

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    By the way, I had to comment....

    This is one of my fav's! I can't believe
    it took so long to get this one out.
     
  3. wayne pal

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    One of my all time favorites----I'll be picking up this one.

    The one scene where steve vai is riffing it out with ralph macchio is classic.

    I also like the opening sequence where the great robert johnson sits down to record some blues and sets down a bottle of whisky at his feet.
     
  4. Ron Reda

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    Interesting tidbit of information...my father sold a car to Arlen Roth, the guitarist who taught Ralph Macchio how to play for this movie. [​IMG]
     
  5. JonZ

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    Quotes from this film get thrown around my house on a weekly basis[​IMG]

    Cant wait[​IMG]
     
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    I preordered Crossroads from Laser's Edge 11 days ago.

    Off topic, but I also preordered two other favorites, Smile and I Wanna Hold Your Hand.
     
  7. oscar_merkx

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    marvellous news indeed
     
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    marvellous news indeed
     
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    Every time I see Crossroads on the cable guide it is that damn Brittney Spears movie [​IMG]

    Can't wait for this DVD [​IMG]
     
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    Every time I see Crossroads on the cable guide it is that damn Brittney Spears movie [​IMG]

    Can't wait for this DVD [​IMG]
     
  11. BryanV

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    HEY

    I just made a post begging for this release a couple of months ago...

    Ron you have created a monster.

    LOL

    I can't wait to see this again.
     
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    HEY

    I just made a post begging for this release a couple of months ago...

    Ron you have created a monster.

    LOL

    I can't wait to see this again.
     
  13. John Gido

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    Finally, one of my all-time favorites comes to DVD! The duelling guitar scene at the end is incredible.

    Now if only they would release "Joey" from 1986. I know it's a kind of lame movie, but it's a guilty pleasure of mine. I've already worn out my VHS [​IMG] copy from HBO to the point that it is unwatchable.
     
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    Finally, one of my all-time favorites comes to DVD! The duelling guitar scene at the end is incredible.

    Now if only they would release "Joey" from 1986. I know it's a kind of lame movie, but it's a guilty pleasure of mine. I've already worn out my VHS [​IMG] copy from HBO to the point that it is unwatchable.
     
  15. Keith Paynter

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    Uninspired cover art notwithstanding, it's good to finally see this one come to DVD, especially after I almost started looking to eBay for a laserdisc.

    A classic that inadvertantly pays tribute to blues legend Robert Johnson (and the "legend" of Johnson for that matter).
     
  16. Keith Paynter

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    Uninspired cover art notwithstanding, it's good to finally see this one come to DVD, especially after I almost started looking to eBay for a laserdisc.

    A classic that inadvertantly pays tribute to blues legend Robert Johnson (and the "legend" of Johnson for that matter).
     
  17. Jon_Stevens

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    Is there no 5.1 track? I've been waiting on this for years. This movie begs for a surround track.

    Jon
     

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