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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 72 (May 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Meat Loaf, Kaki Hunter, Art Carney, Alice Cooper, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys, Asleep At The Wheel, Blondie, Roy Orbison & Hank Williams, Jr.

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1005384
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $14.95
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 106
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1980
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/15/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Alan Rudolph
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When beer truck driver Travis W. Redfish (Loaf) falls hard for Alice Cooper groupie Lola Bouilliabase (Hunter), he excitedly becomes a Roadie to be near her. It isn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is generally sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered contrast and shadow delineation. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. At times, the picture has a dated appearance. With the exception of the opening credits, which appear especially dirty and grainy, the source element is revealing of only minor dirt and grain. There is occasional edge enhancement and pixelization apparent. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel remastered soundtrack features nicely repurposed music, which fills the listening space and imparts a downright enveloping soundstage presence. Also associated with the repurposing is low-end enhancement, with use of the LFE channel, providing for a welcome deep bass foundation with the music. The original, dated fidelity is noticed with the dialogue and effects, yet voices are delivered with suitable clarity and distinctiveness. As expected, the music serves as the most prominent dimensional element of the soundtrack. (Perry Sun)