Aloha, Bobby and Rose (1975) (Blu-ray Review)

Aloha, Bobby and Rose (1975) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Floyd Mutrux
Starring: Paul Le Mat, Dianne Hull, Tim McIntire
Rated: PG/Region O/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Scorpion Releasing

Bobby has a new ’68 Camaro and a dead-end job. Rose has a young son and a nowhere life. One night, they meet, fall in love and share a dream of leaving the seedy side of Hollywood for the easy life of Hawaii. But when an innocent prank goes tragically wrong, Bobby and Rose are on the run from the law and for their lives. As they take to the highway, they find that paradise is just out of reach…and that ‘aloha’ can also mean ‘goodbye.’

If you think Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy you should check out Aloha, Bobby and Rose, which is now released on Blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing. This movie is all about a young couple that makes some dumb moves and gets themselves into a mess after mess. It all starts when Bobby gets in trouble over a pool game and owes some very bad people some money. Together with Rose, he comes up with a dumb idea to get the money and when that goes about as wrong as you can imagine they find themselves on the run from the cops. It might be kind of hard to fit Aloha, Bobby and Rose into any one film genre, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the movie is a whole lot of fun to watch and will keep you interested from start to finish regardless of whatever genre you usually like to see.

The movie is rated PG so you might call some of what you see tame, but that just means the movie depends a lot on the story to drive this one and it does do that very well. I dig the acting and the environment of this one, as the movie just seems to pack a certain feel and look to it. I think that is captured well on Blu-ray here from Scorpion Releasing (Shout Factory’s name is on the back as well). The movie has some good details to be found when you watch it. The source is a 2017 HD scan so that helps it be what it is overall in the picture department. As for extras, we get some interviews and a trailer. Not bad at all for a movie that I’d also call not bad at all. Aloha, Bobby and Rose was a movie I had never heard of before this release, but it was better than expected.


– BRAND NEW REMASTER struck from an interpositive, with over 40 hours of color correction
– BRAND NEW on-camera interviews conducted exclusively for this release with:
Star Paul LeMat
Star Robert Carradine
Director Floyd Mutrux
– Original Trailer
– Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

Quality of Transfer: 90%