Desperado [Blu-ray] [SteelBook] [Only @ Best Buy] [1995]

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  • Release Date: 11/23/2014
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (271 out of 274)

Synopsis


Desperado
Director Robert Rodriguez picks up where his successful independent debut El Mariachi left off with this slam-bang South of the Border action saga. Bucho (Joaquim DeAlmeida) is a wealthy but casually bloodthirsty drug kingpin who rules a seedy Mexican border town. Bucho and his men make the mistake of angering El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas), a former musician who now carries an arsenal in his guitar case. Bucho was responsible for the death of El Mariachi's girlfriend and put a bullet through his fretting hand, making him unable to play the guitar. Bent on revenge, the musician-turned-killing machine arrives in town to put Bucho out of business, though he finds few allies except for Carolina (Salma Hayek), who runs a bookstore that doesn't seem to attract many readers. Desperado features supporting performances from Cheech Marin as a cynical bartender, Steve Buscemi as the cantina patron who sets up the story, and Quentin Tarantino as a man with a really terrible joke to tell. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Antonio Banderas
    Antonio Banderas - El Mariachi
  • Salma Hayek
    Salma Hayek - Carolina
  • Joaquim de Almeida
    Joaquim de Almeida - Bucho
  • Cheech Marin
    Cheech Marin - Short Bartender
  • Steve Buscemi
    Steve Buscemi - Buscemi



Customer rating

4.7
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Desperado on blu and in a steelbook!

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    mpclark31
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    Desperado, the sequel to El Mariachi, is finally out on blu ray and in a cool steelbook exclusive to Best Buy. Action packed and a bit over the top. Antonio Banderas is the guitar-playing, drug-kingpin-hunter in this one with Steve Buscemi as his side-kick and Salma Hayek as his squeeze. Lots of people get shot by lots of bullets. Cheech Marin and Quentin Tarantino have memorable roles as does Danny Trejo, who plays one of the bad guys (go figure). Very entertaining. The steelbook art isn't as good as some of the others but is still pretty cool. Get some popcorn and enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice packaging, but its a barebones blu-ray

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    donsanedrin
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    Quite surprising that this movie received a real cool and unique steelbook cover, and if you find it at a low enough price, the movie is likable enough to own it as a collector's item. Probably meant for Robert Rodriguez fans. The movie looks a vit sharper, but some scenes looks flat. Not much in the way of special features. Its quite barebones. The Steelbook is the only thing that is really cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Intense south of the border action.

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    bluesman30
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    The action and intensity don't quit in this Robert Rodriguez follow up to the cult classic "El Mariachi". I actually like Desperado better. Great acting from Banderas and Hayek, as well as Steve Buscemi and Cheech Marin. Lots of great shootouts, and well developed characters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gets better every time you watch it.

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    WilSmith
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    I loved this movie when it came out in theatres and still do. It qualifies as one of my favorites. Although it is a remake of a Mexican film, it packs a lot of action with a steady storyline. Even the subtle comedic jabs are on point. Not a family film but could be a date movie due to the love story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Desperado is a classic!

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    Terminus
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    The kill everybody, get the hot girl, and ultimately get all the bad guys vehicle is back on Blu-Ray disc, but this time, it comes in a pop art, limited edition steelbook case. I was a fan of this film the first time I saw it, and continues to be one of the favorites in my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT FILM, Now on Blu-ray with DTS-HD audio

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    Marcus
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    The best thing about Best Buy are their unique collector Steel books. To me, this movie is a classic. I have the original DVD, NOW I have the 1080p HD Blu-ray with DTS audio Plus my movie is in this great collector case (also to protect).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Action flick

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    SalTheMovieguy
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    Desperado was made in the age of not so good plots but great unrealistic action scenes. I loved this movie when it first came out and saw it over and over. The movie hasn't aged as well but still a great movie to at least catch once plus I got the steel case cover art edition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pistolero

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    ItselChris
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    A classic Rodriguez flick you can enjoy and have for a movie night The steel book looks beautiful with the Calavera Antonio Banderas at his best along with salma Hayek, Danny Trejo and more!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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