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El Mariachi

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • This was 24-year-old Robert Rodriguez's first film. He had hoped to use it to get Hollywood studios interested in hiring him; instead they picked up the film itself, and it became quite successful. It was done on a budget of only $7000, and shot in 14 days. A sequel, "El Mariachi: Corrido Dos" ("El Mariachi: The Second Song") is on the way. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification. The laserdisc edition of "El Mariachi" includes both the dubbed English soundtrack and the original Spanish soundtrack, as well as an alternate track with commentary by director Robert Rodriguez, and Rodriguez's short film, "Bedhead." The Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS version (CTSHV# 53613) also includes the short "Bedhead".
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 09306

  • Credits
    Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gomez, Peter Marquardt
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A skillful, familiar-feeling hybrid of film noir and Western conventions..."
    New York Times

    "...A surprise package stuffed with action and laughs....The exuberant Rodriguez pumps juice into every scene..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...[A] wry sense humor..."
    USA Today

    "...It sports Sergio Leone visuals, snarling stichomythia in the dialogue, and the highest hit-rate for verbal and sight gags since AIRPLANE!..."
    Film Comment

    "...An enormously entertaining movie....Rodriguez shoots this story in a lively visual style that brings a lot of energy even to routine shots..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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