Crossroads (DVD, 2004)

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  Mfr: Columbia TriStar   Model: 8/10/2004
  FRYS.com #4047122   UPC: 043396047983
(Manufacturer # 8/10/2004 ) Plot
    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
Movie Type
    Drama
Movie Level Themes
    Musician's Life, Deal With the Devil, Culture Clash
Movie Level Tones
    Intimate, Moody, Earnest, Enigmatic, Passionate, Gritty, Atmospheric

DVD Features

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        Specifications

      • UPC:
        043396047983
      • Source: SONY PICTURES
      • Region Code: 1
      • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
      • Presentation: Wide Screen
      • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
      • Language: English
      • Subtitles: English, Japanese
      • Time: 1:39:00
      • Reviews (31)

        • Anonymous
          10 years, 7 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          The storyline is haunting and the music makes you itch to play as well as just listen. I love this movie and I've seen it a million times. I know every word in the dialog for this movie because I have watched it so many times.

        • Anonymous
          10 years, 7 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          4.0 / 5.0

          An excellent movie for musicians and music lovers. I cannot however, get over the Karate kid as the main lead. He looks like a complete dork playing the guitar and is completely non-believable. Every time he speaks his dialogue, he makes me want to vomit. Steve Vai's guitar music is exceptional.

        • Anonymous
          10 years, 7 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          The world is waiting! This movie is very great. An inspiration for the upcoming musicians in the world! This IS how Delta Blues is!

        • Anonymous
          10 years, 7 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          Guitarring is primo, Storyline is good, Need to go on DVD!!!

        • Anonymous
          10 years, 8 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          Absolutely fantastic film for blues lovers. as stated from everyone in these reviews watched this one till the tape wore out good storyline greatmusic NEEDS TO BE ON DVD 5.1. DO THE PRODUCERS OF DVD'S READ THESE

        • Anonymous
          10 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          This movie is stylish, funny, and above all MUSICALLY SATISFYING. I too agree that it needs to be on DVD. Maybee Steve Vai will take care of it and add some vintage footage of his playing (Alcatraz,Roth,Zappa,etc)HINT HINT!!

        • Anonymous
          10 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          I saw this movie a few years back, and it is one of my all time greats (along with a lot of other people)but for the love of god WHERE'S THE DVD???? I will not buy it on VHS, as it just does not do the movie justice, and I already have it on video from the TV. Somebody needs to get this out on DVD, and make a lot of people very happy.

        • Anonymous
          10 years, 11 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          4.0 / 5.0

          Come on, this movie is absolutely awesome. I am tempted to buy it on VHS as I have always been but that wouldnt suit my collection. I am waiting for it on DVD and that is the bottom line. There is no reason why it should not already be.

        • Anonymous
          10 years, 11 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          Everyone should see this flick. I have been waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting for the dvd...WTF??????

        • Anonymous
          10 years, 11 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          4.0 / 5.0

          A great movie, but I refuse to buy any moe VHS tapes. I am waiting for this to come out on DVD and then I will but it right away.

        • Anonymous
          11 years ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          I refuse to buy this great movie unless it is on DVD. I will buy two of them then! By the way, Steve Vai rules!

        • Anonymous
          11 years, 3 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          Geez, I really like this movie cause it has a great story, cool music, and it's just awsome to watch for any musician or blues fan, but I really don't want to watch it on VHS. VHS does movies no justice. Movies are meant to be on DVD and in 5.1 surround.

        • Anonymous
          11 years, 3 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          I agree with the others here that this film should be on DVD, it's one film that you can watch over and over. So, pretty please with sugar on top.

        • Anonymous
          11 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          I agree with what every one else has said about ''Crossroads''. It is truly a great movie about the blues and every guitarist should see this film. It is also a shame to see movie studios making considerably lower quality film content available on DVD, but not good movies such as Crossroads.

        • Anonymous
          11 years, 5 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          I want to add my voice here: There is a large audience that wants this movie on DVD. Execellent music and story - put it out on DVD... It's a classic

        • Anonymous
          11 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          4.0 / 5.0

          As I said before a must for DVD. Since I was a kid I have not found a movie that moved me more with a story based on blues music.

        • Anonymous
          11 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          It brings it all home, It brings all your senses to the outer levels, Its hard to believe that it still is not out on dvd, Its a crime to all blues lovers around the world

        • Anonymous
          11 years, 8 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          This movie is obviously best suited for DVD format.The ending alone would be worth the price.Someone please step forward and get this done!!!

        • Anonymous
          11 years, 8 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          This movie is a most for guitar players. The guitar battle is the best!!!!!!

        • Anonymous
          11 years, 8 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          We love this film but it's unavailable in the u.k on either format!!! Surely there should be plans to make it available over here

        • Anonymous
          11 years, 8 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          This movie introduced both my sons to our favorite music, a wonderful thing we continue to share this many years later!!! It also defines the beautiful talent of Ralph Macchio that seems to have fallen by the way side ... typical of his type of actor ... look at Michael J Fox, Robby Benson, C. Thomas Howell, Matthew Brodrick and too many others that the film industry seemed to ignore because they grew up! A must see movie. Can't wait for Criterion or another quality DVD company to release it as it was originally meant to be seen. I hope it includes lots of candid outtakes and other special material too!

        • Anonymous
          11 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          I love this movie! Who do you have to contact to get it on dvd???

        • Anonymous
          11 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          Why haven't they transferred this to DVD? I'd love to see it in widescreen with a great sound transfer too!!

        • Anonymous
          12 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          4.0 / 5.0

          One of the best music movie with the mixture of classic, blues, and hard rock for all to listen too.

        • Anonymous
          12 years, 7 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          Great movie,got me very interested in blues.

        • Anonymous
          13 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          Crossroads is one of my favorite movies of all time. Really examining Eugene's inner-struggle between his classical background and his passion for blues, we can truly see some great music here. Ry Cooder's compositions are incredible. And the dueling guitar scene in the end of the film is, no doubt, my favorite scene from any film.

        • Anonymous
          9 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          4.0 / 5.0

          Ditto to Derek & Renee Nobody wants this on VHS...this movie begs to be on DVD!!!!

        • Anonymous
          10 years, 1 month ago at Barnes & Noble

          4.0 / 5.0

          I would buy this movie in a minute for however much money cause I Love It.. However I am not going to buy it on VHS.. I dont understand why this movie is not on DVD and it needs to be.. I will buy it just as soon as it goes on DVD though I am sure your not worried about my 20 dollars and this movie with your whole buissiness going on but I thought it would be worth a try to put my two since in thank you.

        • Anonymous
          10 years, 3 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          I first happened on this movie on television by accident. I was entranced and wanted to see the whole thing. When I was finally able to rent it, I was captivated and watched it several more times. Each time it deepened and grew on me. It captures more than any other I've seen the spirit of all music, but particularly jazz. It's got to be put on DVD before I wear out my tape.

        • Anonymous
          10 years, 5 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          4.0 / 5.0

          Love the movie - waiting for it to come out on DVD. As soon as it does - it will become a part of my favorites collection.