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The Rosebud Beach Hotel (aka The Big Lobby/1984/Empire Pictures DVD)


Picture: C-†††† Sound: C†††† Extras: D†††† Film: D



A lame attempt to do a film comedy that is not even good enough to make a bad sitcom, Harry Hurwitzís The Rosebud Beach Hotel (aka The Big Lobby/1984) is the tired story about a young man (Peter Scolari) who meets the girl of his dreams (Coleen Camp) but has the father (Christopher Lee) of his nightmares and they will not be getting along anytime soon.Her father runs and owns the hotel and it has some oddball types living there.


Hot L Baltimore has nothing to worry about.


The place needs revived, but it may just implode from all the idiocy.The film sure does and Scolariís career stalled until Newhart.Fran Drescher is here years before The Nanny and does her best with what little she has to work with here, little being the operative word.At least Lee tired something different.


The 1.33 X 1 image is as soft as an old analog transfer can be and is almost an outright disaster.There is also damage and scratches on the print occurrently.The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is flat and very aged, down a few generations like the image.Nothing stands out except for the sets.A few stills are the only would-be extras.



-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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