Road House Deluxe Edition DVD
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  • While it's always wonderful to stock up on Dalton's guide for Zen-like living, the extras in this package are interesting
  • The best special feature in my opinion is the featurette, On the Road House which includes interviews with Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, and Marshall Teague
  • It's really a funny story and an amazing one to hear
  • While I question the inclusion of the Smith/Mosier commentary, the rest are definitely entertaining

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      Road House” stars Patrick Swayze as the philosophical cooler, “Dalton.” The movie has a strong cult following and has now been released in a deluxe edition with all kinds of special features. While it’s always wonderful to stock up on “Dalton’s” guide for Zen-like living, the extras in this package are interesting.

      First up is commentary by director Rowdy Herrington. He’s easy to listen to, his voice calm and steady. He does tell a variety of intriguing tidbits. One of my favorites was a mention of the post by the bar that “Dalton” leans against early on. On the post is the writing, “Buddy’s Corner”. Buddy is Patrick Swayze’s nickname. I honestly never knew that was there


      before. Herrington isn’t real energetic, but it was still a pleasant and informative commentary.

      Next there is a commentary by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier, neither of whom have any connection to “Road House” other than having mentioned it apparently in “Clerks”. Frankly, I only listened to a few minutes of it because they were full of expletives and crass remarks. That’s not what I purchased this DVD for. Thus, I can’t say anything more about it, but it is there.

      Also included is a trivia commentary, which is rather amusing. It’s done text style, so that as you watch the dvd, the trivia appears on the screen. No multi-tasking during the trivia commentary, or you’ll miss some fun ...


      • facts. Oddly, it’s not all just straight, factual commentary. It’s done with humor. Some of it isn’t my style, but there actually was some very interesting trivia presented, and some of the comments that matched the action on the screen were hysterical.

        Also included is “What Would Dalton Do?” This is a series of interviews with various real-life bouncers discussing “Dalton” and their craft. It’s followed by a few acted-out scenarios that end with the question, “What Would Dalton Do?” It’s half game and half documentary. It’s fun.

        The best special feature in my opinion is the featurette, “On the Road House” which includes interviews with Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, and Marshall Teague. All have a lot

        to add about the making of the film. Patrick is always exciting to listen to. One of my favorite stories, though, came from Teague, who talked about his nephew, the college student, who asked him to come to his fraternity house for “Road House Night”. It’s really a funny story and an amazing one to hear.

        Finally, there is a sneak peek for “Road House 2″, the sequel to this movie which had not been released when the DVD was issued.

        Overall, the special features are worth getting the DVD for. While I question the inclusion of the Smith/Mosier commentary, the rest are definitely entertaining.

        Get on the road again, and stop off to visit “Dalton” and the gang at the Road House!




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