Children of the ’80s, take note: one of the most fondly remembered rock flicks of the early ’80s is coming to blu-ray in April from Shout! Factory. The title in question is Eddie And The Cruisers, a clever little film that drew on rock and roll history in the tale of a fictional forgotten rocker and made a star of Michael Pare. The disc will also include Eddie And The Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!, the 1988 sequel that brought Pare back for another go-round in the title role. Read on for all the musical mythology details, including cover art and pre-order links.

Shout! Factory Presents

EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS

STARRING TOM BERENGER and MICHAEL PARÉ

&

EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS II: EDDIE LIVES!

STARRING MICHAEL PARÉ, MARINA ORSINI, BERNIE COULSON

and MATTHEW LAURANCE

 

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY™,
TWO ICONIC ‘80s CULT CLASSICS ABOUT THE ULTIMATE REBEL, ROCKER & IDOL
ARRIVE IN A SPECIAL DOUBLE FEATURE HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTATION
OWN IT ON APRIL 14, 2015 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS

 

EddieATC-bluThey say rock ‘n’ roll never dies, but one dark night in 1963, Eddie Wilson’s car took a dive off a Jersey bridge with the troubled rock idol at the wheel. His body was never found.

Tom Berenger (Sniper), Michael Paré (Streets of Fire), Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix) and Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love) star in this cool, compelling classic that really rocks!

 

Twenty years after the lead singer (Paré) of “Eddie and the Cruisers” disappeared, the band’s songs are hotter than ever. And renewed interest in the band leads TV reporter Maggie Foley (Barkin) to pursue a tantalizing mystery: what if Eddie is still alive?

AURORA Presents

A JOSEPH BROOKS-ROBERT K. LIFTON Production

A MARTIN DAVIDSON Film

“EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS”

Starring TOM BERENGER, MICHAEL PARÉ

Musical Advisor JOSEPH BROOKS

Original Music by JOHN CAFFERTY

Music Produced and Supervised by KENNY VANCE

Based Upon A Novel by P.F. KLUGE

Screenplay by MARTIN DAVIDSON & ARLENE DAVIDSON

Executive in Charge of Production G. THOMAS BAKER

Associate Producer ARLENE DAVIDSON

Executive Producers RICH IRVINE and JAMES L. STEWART

Produced by JOSEPH BROOKS and ROBERT K. LIFTON

Directed by MARTIN DAVIDSON

 

EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS II: EDDIE LIVES!

Get ready to rock! Michael Paré reprises his role as the hot-blooded rebel rocker Eddie Wilson, who, after twenty years, still has “the kind of charisma that drives adolescent girls wild” (L.A. Herald-Examiner).

 

At the height of fame, rock legend Eddie Wilson (Paré) drove his car into the river and disappeared from the limelight. Twenty years later, his band Eddie and the Cruisers is hotter than ever. Posing as construction worker, Eddie has maintained a quiet life in Canada.  But his relentless desire to make music pulls him back to the stage where he forms a new band and an even hotter sound. Meanwhile, to cash in on the revived interest in the band, record executives release an Eddie and the Cruisers “lost tapes” album and promote a worldwide search for the mysterious rocker. As his new band hits center stage, Eddie finally faces the past – his way.

 

TONY SCOTTI Presents

A SCOTTI BROTHERS PICTURES Presentation

In association with AURORA FILM PARTNERS

A LES PRODUCTIONS ALLIANCE Production

“EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS II: EDDIE LIVES!”

Starring MICHAEL PARÉ, MARINA ORSINI, BERNIE COULSON

And MATTHEW LAURANCE as Sal

Original Music Composed by MARTY SIMON and LEON ARONSON

Original Songs Written by JOHN CAFFERTY and Performed by JOHN CAFFERTY AND THE BEAVER BROWN BAND

Artistic Consultant PETER NELSON

Executive Producers VICTOR LOEWY and DENIS HÉROUX and WILLIAM STUART and JAMES L. STEWART

Based on Characters Created by P.F. KLUGE

Written by CHARLES ZEV COHEN and RICK DOEHRING

Produced by STÉPHANE REICHEL

Directed by JEAN-CLAUDE LORD

 

A SCOTTI BROTHERS PICTURES DISTRIBUTION Release

Soundtrack Available on Scotti Brothers Records, Cassettes, and Compact Discs. Distributed by CBS Records

 

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Stereo/English Subtitles

Eddie And The Cruisers: 1983/PG/94 min.

Eddie And The Cruisers Ii: Eddie Lives!: 1988/PG-13/105 min.