Desperado/El Mariachi [Blu-ray]

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  • Release Date: 01/04/2011
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

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

El Mariachi
Filmed in two weeks on a budget of 7,000 dollars, El Mariachi was one of the singular pleasures of the 1993-1994 movie season. Kind-spirited guitarist El Mariachi (Carlos M. Gallardo) simply wants to wander through life as his father and grandfather did, with a song in his heart and a smile on his lips. He wanders into a small mob-run town, guitar case in hand. It so happens that the local criminal element is awaiting the arrival of vicious hit man Azul (Reinol Martinez), who is well known for carrying his weapons in...a guitar case. Just when you think you've got a lock on what's going to happen next, director Robert Rodriguez throws us for a loop, unexpectedly alternating whimsical comedy with graphic violence. Rodriguez later retooled the plot of El Mariachi for his far more expensive (and far less satisfying) Antonio Banderas vehicle Desperado (1995). ~ Hal Erickson, 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



Overall customer rating

4.6
100%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic Movie

    Posted
    KreativeGamerHouse
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    Ordered the Blu Ray Disc for the movie El Mariachi. Desperado was an added bonus. Enjoyed watching these movies back in the day when they were originally released, and now enjoying them again in high quality BluRay. Item arrived promptly. If you haven’t seen either one of these movies, then you will surely enjoy the action and grittyness of El Mariachi just as much as you will the cleaner, more polished Desperado. Both movies for a great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movies

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    Kamahama3x
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    This is an excellent blu ray. El Mariachi's source is not without its flaws, and it looks it, but most imperfections can largely be attributed to the low budget nature of the film and it certainly looks better than any previous home video release. Desperado, which had a substantially bigger budget, looks splendid on blu ray. The colors are vibrant, the blacks are strong, and contrast is good. As with El Mariachi, Desperado has never looked better. Pick this up if you're a fan of these movies, you will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good transfer

    Posted
    KISSfan4ever

    El Mariachi--picture and audio quality are ok..Nothing great, but better than dvd.. Desperado really looked good on blu... Wish they would have had a 2 disc set instead of stuffing 2 movies on 1 disc...Quality may have been better..But for the price worth the pick up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Been looking for this for a long time

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    Iamviperz2u
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    Glad to have found this. Only been available as a dvd..in fact owned this as a dvd..lost it in a devorce..glad to have found a better copy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movies

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    Kimichihotdog
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    Awesome movies. Movies delivered to me earlier than expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movies

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    Skullgirl
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    I love both of these movies. Robert Rodriguez makes awesome movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    See how it all began

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    CaliBoy
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    See how the legend of "EL" began and how his legend grow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound & picture

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    Fsukev
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    I enjoyed the bluray version with the additional movie

    I would recommend this to a friend



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