Commitments (Blu-ray)

  • Web Code: M2221573
  • Release Date: 08-30-2016
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Overview

Alan Parker's THE COMMITMENTS, based on Roddy Doyle's buoyant debut novel, follows the enjoyable travails of a band cobbled together by young Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins), whose vision is to bring soul music to Dublin. After putting an ad in the local paper, Jimmy assembles an unlikely group of musicians who, though nervous, raw, and rough, make music that speaks to something very near the heart of their audience of curious kids and sharp-tongued, sarcastic relatives. As the band nears its big break, egos clash and expectations of fame and fortune start to tear them apart, forcing Jimmy to fight desperately to keep them together.

THE COMMITMENTS bubbles over with life, largely on the strength of the young, mostly unknown cast. Andrew Strong shines in the role of the lead singer exuding a volatile and irresistible charisma as he transforms rapidly from an unsure adolescent into an egotistical spotlight hogger. Colm Meaney contributes a hilarious cameo as Jimmy's father (a role that would expand in two later film adaptations of Doyle novels, THE SNAPPER and THE VAN). Pumped along by killer 1960s soul tunes and crackling throughout with quick-witted dialogue, THE COMMITMENTS is an effervescent, affecting tour through working-class Dublin.
Theatrical Release Date 1991
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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R (MPAA)

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas,Musicals
  • Distributor
    Image
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    118
  • Picture
    (unknown)
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Note: 25 Years Later: New Interview with Alan Parker and Cast
    Audio Commentary with Alan Parker
    Four Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
    Music Videos
    Image Galleries
    Collectible Booklet

    Widescreen - 1.85
    Audio:
    DTS HD Master Audio
    Subtitles - English
    "The Irish are the blacks of Europe. Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. North Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin" -- Jimmy Rabbitte (ROBERT ARKINS)

    "Elvis was not a Cajun!" Jimmy's dad (COLM MEANY)
  • Release Date
    08/30/16
  • Theatrical Release
    1991
  • Rating
    R (MPAA)
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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New York Times 08-14-1991 "...A group of talented newcomers....A hyperkinetic jumble, filling the air with song..."
Rolling Stone 09-05-1991 "...Doyle has a haunting loveliness..."
USA Today 08-14-1991 "...An infectious little movie....Robust performances..."
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  • from Burlington, ON
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The Commitments

Thank you - wonderful movie - I have been waiting for this for years!!!!!!! Love it!


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