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Road House (1989)

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NOTE: This commentary is only available on the July 2006 "Deluxe Edition."

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Rowdy Herrington Rating:5.9/10 (7 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on January 17th, 2007:Find all reviews by The Cubist
The press shy filmmaker doesn’t disappoint as he starts things off by recounting a story of how they brought in an Italian model that had great legs, specifically for the film’s opening shot. He says that they tried to vary the movie’s nine fight scenes and made sure that every one who had to fight could make it look realistic. Interestingly, the role of the blind blues musician was actually written with Jeff Healey in mind and fortunately they were able to get him. Herrington tells a decent amount of anecdotes on this low key track.
Commentary 2: Filmmakers and "Road House" aficionados Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier Rating:7.5/10 (20 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on July 17th, 2006:Find all reviews by The Cubist
This is a very funny track as Smith describes the philosophizing Dalton as “a dude who knows a lot about the nature of man and the nature of kickin’ man’s ass,” and cheekily describes the movie as the “swan song of the ‘80s.” Smith’s trademark dry sense of humour is very entertaining and Mosier plays well off of him as the straight man. Even though they spend most of the time poking fun and laughing at the film it is clearly out of love. They waste no time asking tough questions of the film, like, “Do you really make enough money being a bouncer to buy a Mercedes?” in reference to Dalton’s prized possession. Smith and Mosier also spend time dissecting the “Swayze canon” including a debate about whether The Outsiders should be included in it or not, which is definitely one of the highlights of this commentary. Not surprisingly, this track is infinitely more entertaining than the movie itself (which isn’t too hard) and is a must-listen for both Smith fans and fans of the movie.
Reviewed by TNAJason on December 21st, 2006:Find all reviews by TNAJason
Who else can force me to buy a movie I HATE(besides Bruce Campbell Example:Thou Shalt Not Kill.....EXCEPT) but Kevin Smith. The commentary is great not the best Kevin Smith commetary,but still great. Hopefully we can get more Kevin Smith "Fan" commentaries.
Reviewed by grimjack on July 8th, 2023:Find all reviews by grimjack
I love to hear Kevin Smith talk about anything, but he would definitely not be my first choice for this film. And to be honest, it ends up being not that great. He knows he is out of water, but takes a really good shot at it, with lots of notes written down on papers he keeps shuffling.

Smith and Mosier do talk about all the right reason to admire the film. And about this moment in the 80s when Swayze was one of the biggest leading men in Hollywood. He seems shocked by some of the A-list talent working on the crew. He asks a few good questions about the illogical parts of the film, the homo-eroticism, the nudity, and why men like watching fight scenes.

But it is hard to recommend this as a track worthy of learning anything about the film.