Wednesday, February 22, 2017

'The King Of New Orleans' DVD Review

Larry Shirt (David Jensen) works for the United Cab in the city of New Orleans. Larry is one of those cab drivers that you would love to have drive you around a city like New Orleans. He not only listens to you but he can tell you everything about the city that he loves. One passenger that Larry picks up is a college student by the name of Bobby Cohn (Richard Brien). Bobby has come home rather upset, and yes it has to do with a woman. Larry listens to the young man's troubles and it has to do with his girlfriend breaking up with him. Bobby also has another major problem and that is he has been expelled from Harvard and he honestly doesn't know what he is going to do. Larry drops him off and we get to see a wide variety of locals taken all over the city.

Larry takes a break and stops to clean out his cab and discovers Bobby's journal. He finished cleaning the car and heads back over to the house he dropped Bobby off at. While there the two talk some more and Larry actually tries to reach out to the kid. He wants to try and reassure him that all is not lost. As the film continues we get to see more of the city and its wonderful southern pride. We learn more about Larry and his personal life when while he's watching Saints football he has what seems like a heart attack and is rushed to the hospital. We learn that it wasn't a heart attack but if Larry doesn't change his ways he will be a candidate to have one.

The true sadness about our story is that a city as beautiful as New Orleans is about to be hit by a very dangerous hurricane called Katrina. The locals didn't take this storm seriously and they paid a terrible price. There was much looting as well as destruction and death. The city for some time was very much alone and needed help fast.

This is one hell of movie and is a must see. With Mardi Gras coming this would be a good time to watch it. Candy Factory is bringing this tale to DVD on February 21st, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This is definitely one for your personal library and you will want to get it soon. Enjoy.