In the years when Kung Fu, slasher, and various delinquent films ruled at the Drive-in the was one sub genre that came and went all to fast. I'm talking about the "Road Picture". A film that, for the moa part featured 2 to 4 people heading to various locations cross country because of some type of crime the committed or due to someone's plan to have a few wacky hijinks. Think Devil's Rejects, as that film was basically Rob Zombies tribute to road pictures. One of the better films of that genre came out in 1975 and was called Aloha Bobby and Rose.
Bobby, of the films title is a slacker easy going car mechanic who enjoys racing his Camaro. He works at his uncle's car shop and one day he gets tasked with returning a VW Beetle back to its owner. It's then he meets a young girl named Rose who works at the local car wash.
Rose has a five year old son that Rose's mom is planning on taking to Disneyland for the weekend. Seeing that her daughter likes Bobby, and vice versa she tell Rose to go out an have fun with him while her and her son spend the weekend together.
The two go out and have a great time. However when they stop at a gas station things go south fast. Bobby thinks it would be funny to play a joke on the clerk and acts like he's robbing him (he has a piece of beef jerky in his pocket, no gun). The clerk doesn't laugh and lunges out after him with a shotgun. This causes Rose to come to Bobby's aid. During a brief struggle the gun goes off and kills the clerk.
From there the road trip begins. First fleeing to San Diego where they meet up with various misfits, then to Mexico then back after Rose's son switching cars as they go.
The film is a fun, funny and ultimately depressing romp through the 70s. It stars Paul Le Mat from American Graffiti fame as Bobby and Dianne Hull from The Onion Field as Rose. The two have great chemistry together and interact well with all the cast members.
Filmed at a surprisingly quick ace for a road pictures the film has a fast set up and moves along at a quick and entertaining pace. A great score adds to the charm.
Scorpion Releasing has done a great job on this transfer, giving it the Blu-ray treatment it deserves. Aside from there usual fantastic transfer they have included the following special features
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Stars