Friday, July 12, 2013

'The Idolmaker' makes Blu-ray debut

The Idolmaker  makes its Blu-ray debut from Shout! Factory on Aug. 27. Winner of the 1981 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy for Ray Sharkey’s performance, the new edition also includes a commentary track from director Taylor Hackford.

This feature film tells the story of Vincent Vacarri (Ray Sharkey), a music promoter and manager who is obsessively driven by his desire to discover the next big act. After transforming Tomaso DeLorusso (Paul Land), a popular saxophone player, into rock 'n' roll sensation "Tommy Dee," Vinnie becomes obsessed with his next big hit, a local busboy named Guido (Peter Gallagher).
With a single-minded vision of what Guido needs to become, Vinnie embarks on a destructive journey to control every aspect of his new act's image, a journey that might end up destroying everyone around him. Part character study, part musical, The Idolmaker is a fast-paced, compelling look at the music industry during the 1960s.
Marking the feature film debut for Peter Gallagher (American Beauty, The O.C.) and Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos, The Matrix), The Idolmaker  stars Sharkey (Wiseguy) as rock promoter Vacarri, a character based on the real life of manager Bob Marcucci, who discovered rock 'n' roll stars including Frankie Avalon and Fabian.

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