RAD Blu-ray Release

The 1980s were host to some of the most memorable sports movies of all-time, including Hoosiers, Bull Durham, Caddyshack, The Natural, The Karate Kid, Field of Dreams, and more. But the 1980s also saw the rise of popularity in extreme sports like skateboarding and BMX bike riding, and those sports were represented on the big screen too. However, most of them have only become cult favorites instead of Hollywood classics, and one of them never even got a proper home video release…until now.

RAD was released in 1986 at the height of the BMX bike craze. Directed by Hal Needham (Smokey and the Bandit, The Cannonball Run) and starring Bill Allen, the movie focuses on a small town kid named Cru Jones who is determined to win a traveling BMX bike race on a dangerous, nearly impossible course called Helltrack. It’s cheesy to the max, and features some truly impressive (and weird) stunts done on bikes. The movie has only ever been available as a bootleg, but it’s finally coming to home video this summer. Read More »

Smokey and the Bandit in Theaters

Last week we were sad to learn about the passing of screen icon Burt Reynolds. Unfortunately, the actor died before he was able to shoot his role in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. However, fans of the actor will still have a chance to catch Burt Reynolds on the big screen one more time.

AMC Theatres is bringing the high-speed bootlegging action comedy Smokey and the Bandit, which features one of the most iconic performances of Burt Reynolds’ career, back to theaters for a little over a week. Find out when and where you can see Smokey and the Bandit in theaters below. Read More »