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Homeboy DVD Review


Homeboy DVD Review

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Synopsis:  Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Best Actor, 2008) and Academy Award® winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 1978) star in Homeboy, a dramatic tale about a washed up boxer who agrees to climb in the ring one more time for the big fight of his life.  Available for the first time on DVD, the film has been newly remastered for a widescreen presentation and features an original score by legendary musician Eric Clapton. Homeboy punches its way into stores on September 1, 2009 for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Johnny Walker (Rourke) is a punch-drunk, alcoholic boxer whose best days are behind him.  In an effort to raise money for his girlfriend’s financially troubled arcade, he considers an offer to take part in a heist of a jewelry store from Wesley Pendergrass (Walken), a promoter and smooth-talking hood.  However, Johnny is tempted back into the ring by a large prize payout, even though a blow to his fractured temple bone could kill him 

Review:  This is one of those little-known gems in the movie world.  Homeboy wasn’t available on DVD….until now!   This boxing epic stars recent career comeback kid Mickey Rourke as a washed-up alcoholic boxer.   This film came very early in Rourke’s career and has never gotten the attention that it deserves.  Its an art-film with a boxing backdrop.  Its pace is remiscent of the original Rocky, but with a lot more spirit and finesse.  This is an almost prophetic look at what Rourke would do years later in ‘The Wrestler’.

The soundtrack on this film definately stands out.  It features such greats as Eric Clapton and really resonates the emotion throughout with gritty blues tracks.

This is a great rarity and is definately something to check out.  Movie buffs will be excited at the opportunity to see a rare film on DVD for the first time and fans of not only boxing movies, but just interesting and unique film in general, will enjoy this one.

Rating: stars5

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Homeboy DVD Review

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Homeboy DVD Review


Homeboy DVD Review

DVDHomeboy

You can purchase this DVD online today

Synopsis:  Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Best Actor, 2008) and Academy Award® winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 1978) star in Homeboy, a dramatic tale about a washed up boxer who agrees to climb in the ring one more time for the big fight of his life.  Available for the first time on DVD, the film has been newly remastered for a widescreen presentation and features an original score by legendary musician Eric Clapton. Homeboy punches its way into stores on September 1, 2009 for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Johnny Walker (Rourke) is a punch-drunk, alcoholic boxer whose best days are behind him.  In an effort to raise money for his girlfriend’s financially troubled arcade, he considers an offer to take part in a heist of a jewelry store from Wesley Pendergrass (Walken), a promoter and smooth-talking hood.  However, Johnny is tempted back into the ring by a large prize payout, even though a blow to his fractured temple bone could kill him 

Review:  This is one of those little-known gems in the movie world.  Homeboy wasn’t available on DVD….until now!   This boxing epic stars recent career comeback kid Mickey Rourke as a washed-up alcoholic boxer.   This film came very early in Rourke’s career and has never gotten the attention that it deserves.  Its an art-film with a boxing backdrop.  Its pace is remiscent of the original Rocky, but with a lot more spirit and finesse.  This is an almost prophetic look at what Rourke would do years later in ‘The Wrestler’.

The soundtrack on this film definately stands out.  It features such greats as Eric Clapton and really resonates the emotion throughout with gritty blues tracks.

This is a great rarity and is definately something to check out.  Movie buffs will be excited at the opportunity to see a rare film on DVD for the first time and fans of not only boxing movies, but just interesting and unique film in general, will enjoy this one.

Rating: stars5

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Homeboy DVD Review

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Homeboy DVD Review


Homeboy DVD Review

DVDHomeboy

You can purchase this DVD online today

Synopsis:  Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Best Actor, 2008) and Academy Award® winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 1978) star in Homeboy, a dramatic tale about a washed up boxer who agrees to climb in the ring one more time for the big fight of his life.  Available for the first time on DVD, the film has been newly remastered for a widescreen presentation and features an original score by legendary musician Eric Clapton. Homeboy punches its way into stores on September 1, 2009 for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Johnny Walker (Rourke) is a punch-drunk, alcoholic boxer whose best days are behind him.  In an effort to raise money for his girlfriend’s financially troubled arcade, he considers an offer to take part in a heist of a jewelry store from Wesley Pendergrass (Walken), a promoter and smooth-talking hood.  However, Johnny is tempted back into the ring by a large prize payout, even though a blow to his fractured temple bone could kill him 

Review:  This is one of those little-known gems in the movie world.  Homeboy wasn’t available on DVD….until now!   This boxing epic stars recent career comeback kid Mickey Rourke as a washed-up alcoholic boxer.   This film came very early in Rourke’s career and has never gotten the attention that it deserves.  Its an art-film with a boxing backdrop.  Its pace is remiscent of the original Rocky, but with a lot more spirit and finesse.  This is an almost prophetic look at what Rourke would do years later in ‘The Wrestler’.

The soundtrack on this film definately stands out.  It features such greats as Eric Clapton and really resonates the emotion throughout with gritty blues tracks.

This is a great rarity and is definately something to check out.  Movie buffs will be excited at the opportunity to see a rare film on DVD for the first time and fans of not only boxing movies, but just interesting and unique film in general, will enjoy this one.

Rating: stars5

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