But the characters seem to get lost in the shuffle of the greatest-hits-style storytelling. Once again the palette pops very well, and this film tends to venture out of doors a bit more often, offering a better chance for brightly lit elements like stunning blue skies to offer deeply saturated hues. If you like 60's rock and roll you will love these movies. I just couldn't understand why he would just disappear all those years. In his absence, Eddie's slimy record label has been shamelessly using his fiery death to make money from his repackaged recordings. Clarity and sharpness are generally very good, again helped by an at least occasionally brighter ambience than the first film.
Everyone thinks rock star Eddie Wilson Michael Paré died in a car crash, but in fact he's started a new life in Canada as a construction worker. At least, that is, until Eddie's car is found crashed off of a bridge and Eddie's body is nowhere to be found. It's like watching a train wreck, you just can't look away. Only Eddie is not dead. There was something about this movie and this music that touched my soul.
I have no idea who this guy is and why he is in the band. Amazon Eddie and the Cruisers was not originally conceived as a nostalgia trip for Jersey rock. Pare was working as a chef in New York City when an agent, Yvette Bikoff, convinced him to try acting. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. We didn't have Amazon back then that made it easy to pick whichever merchant we wanted for the best prices on a movie.
These are some great transfers. I have quite a few of his albums. Wilson attempting to forge a new life in anonymity, despite all the seeming unending interest in Eddie and the Cruisers decades after their brief heyday. With the first film, you see a talented up and coming musician. After the success of the album, Scotti Brothers purchased the sequel rights in 1985. What comes next is really funny, because Eddie seems to have planned his appearance to have the greatest possible impact on Sal.
As the group gains traction, and is eventually offered a contract from his old record company, Eddie is forced to confront his past. Bad ending to such a good start. While the movie stuck to the same basic structure, the killer angle was dropped. I was a bit disappointed that I got two movies on one disc, but that's okay since I wanted both movies. The two of them met on an intellectual level that no other member of the group was able to with the possible exception of the character of Joann, Eddie's longtime girlfriend. While not a commercial success, something about the Eddie saga caught some kind of cultural zeitgeist, and the film's score became improbably popular, two elements which probably led to the lackluster and rather late to the gate sequel.
Other films include Moon 44 1990 , Village of the Damned 1995 , Bad Moon 1996 , Hope Floats 1998 and The Virgin Suicides 1999. It was an intriguing plot. Technical merits are generally very good for those considering a purchase. There's even an interesting subtle commentary in the present-day scenes on the crassness of the '60s-nostalgia business just as the soundtrack to Lawrence Kasdan's 1983 hit was helping it to explode. Rembrandt only came out of hiding as he was dying and went to the hospital,so since he wasn't dying but the folks knew who he was I felt he should've handled it better.
Like NetflixReleases on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and we keep you posted about what is new on Netflix and what will expire soon on Netflix! The circumstances surrounding his death are just shadowy enough to make it a distinct possibility, and someone could it be Eddie? I would have bought this movie separately because it's a sequel to the first, but in this case I'm glad I don't have to. Some how, despite all the trials and tribulations, this band was beginning to be successful. I loved the 1st one but disappointed in the 2nd one. The film has a strong cast, and they uniformly deliver solid performances when their characters are offstage onstage, their lip-synching and fake guitar strumming leave something to be desired. Their Bruce Springsteen-esque sound actually had some endorsement from Springsteen himself: Cafferty told People that the Boss was around for their early gigs and helped guide him through some songwriting challenges.
As I said above, Michael Pare is a pretty poor lip-syncher but he still physically exudes animal magnetism and electricity in the many performance scenes, which does wonders for the film's watchability. As a prior reviewer noted, this movie's theatrical release was not met with great success. Both films offer English subtitles. Then I'd go home, and I'd forget all about it. And now we know why we just got that clip from Eddie I—so we could see that Eddie was wearing this outfit back then. His father died of leukemia when Pare was five, leaving his mother to raise their large family of children.
And just look at him. In many ways, the flimsiness of the plot can be forgiven, because the songs by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band that are supposed to be the Cruisers' work are surprisingly strong. That is not to say that Bruce isn't worthy of a listen he is. He is sensitive, brillant and typically moody full of all the angst that his character could possibly relay. Witness now legendary artists like , whose works now regularly go for untold millions, that is if they even come to market at all, while during his lifetime he was barely able to scrape together enough money to buy paint. I don't ever remember seeing it come to the theaters in my area. It's incredibly frustrating and depressingly predictable that the movie mostly ignores these thematically rich issues and just has Eddie instead decide to put another band together.
The original Eddie is a charming though unfortunately overambitious portrait of an early '60s Jersey Shore bar band that were on the verge of greatness when the distraught lead singer, Eddie Wilson Michael Paré , drove his Chevy off a bridge. Why disappear only to come back 20 years later and be the same person. Other films included Moon 44 1990 , Village of the Damned 1995 , Bad Moon 1996 , Hope Floats 1998 , and The Virgin Suicides 1999. Dumped unceremoniously by its distributor in September 1983 after a chunk of its potential audience was back in school, Eddie and the Cruisers was a theatrical. Plus, you know your film is in trouble when the clear highlight is the Larry King cameo. The scene where Eddie finally reveals his not-dead-ness to Sal feels perfunctory and totally false emotionally.