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Desperado [Superbit] [DVD] [1995]

Release Date:10/09/2001
Robert Rodriguez brings along Antonio Banderas for his hyper-kinetic action ride Desperado. Columbia has done a decent job on this 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. The only flaws in the image include some edge enhancement and a small amount of grain. Otherwise this is a very attractive looking image that sports clean colors and even black levels. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in English and includes a multitude of sounds and directional effects (including rapid gunfire and bombastic explosions). This is a very through soundtrack that should make any home theater rumble with excitement. Also included on this disc are Spanish and Korean subtitles and Dolby soundtracks in French and Spanish. Sadly, this edition of Desperado includes nary a trailer or commentary track -- the DVD is purely bare-bones.

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    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (316 out of 321)

    Special Features

    • Widescreen presentation (1.85:1)
    • Audio: DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Original English version audio
    • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, & Thai
    • Scene selections


    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

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