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Straight to Hell


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  • Actors: Dick Rude, Sy Richardson, Courtney Love, Joe Strummer, Gloria Miralles Ruiz
  • Directors: Alex Cox
  • Producers: Straight to Hell
  • Format: Import, PAL, Widescreen
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Run Time: 83.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001L2FMSQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 347,315 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Germany released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Commentary, Featurette, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: This bizarre comedy spoof on spaghetti westerns was made in a hurry on location in Almeria, Spain. Simms (Joe Strummer), Willy (Dick Rude), and Norwood (Sy Richardson) are inept hitmen who decide to rob a bank. They encounter the MacMahon's (The Pogues), a quintet of caffeine-addicted gunslingers who ride motorcycles across the range wreaking havoc. Elvis Costello has a reoccurring role as a waiter who is always ready with a new tray of coffee. ...Straight to Hell

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3.7 out of 5 stars
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By R. Moriarty on 27 Mar. 2003
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This is the kind of film that you'll either love or hate; there's no in-between. It's a psuedo-spaghetti western that manages to pay homage to the genre while sending it up with obvious glee. Filmed on Sergio Leone's favourite set in Spain, it stars Sy Richardson (Samuel L must have seen his performance before appearing in "Pulp Fiction") as the leader of a trio of inept hitmen-come-bankrobbers, with his pregnant and extremely whiney girlfriend in tow. Add to the mix a family of schizophrenic, homicidal and coffee addicted Mexican style bandits played by the Pogues, Elvis Costello as their butler, Edward Tudor-Pole, Amazulu, Denis Hopper and Grace Jones in cameo roles and, most importantly, a highly memorable and rather impressive performance from Joe Strummer as one of the hitmen, and you have the ingredients for a completely nutty 89 minutes that'll make you laugh out loud or switch off within half an hour. It doesn't necessarily follow that if you admire Alex Cox's work you'll enjoy this film but if your sense of humour is a little off kilter then you won't regret buying a copy. It's hilarious, I promise (but maybe I'm just weird). Besides which, it's beautifully filmed and worth a gander for the wonderful cast alone.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By you_talking2me on 1 Jun. 2001
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This Alex Cox film was enjoyable, it has allot of his usual cast members from his other films. I am not sure of the date it's sett but I don't think it matters. The film has allot of music stars in it and is more of a homage to the wildness of them opposed to a western with a plot. It's a humourous film though, with amusing little touches and a general feel of madness and perhaps stupidity to it. It's a bit of an aquired taste but it's worth a look for the interesting style, strangeness and music stars performances, aswell as Dennis Hoppers brief cameo.
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By KurtMcGowan on 27 Nov. 2011
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This film could be a lot better. The only really attractive feature of it is the incredible range of cast members, who aren't all necessarily great actors or get the roles they deserve but some of them shine, in particular Joe Strummer who's just effortlessly cool and the Pogues, who just seemed to be having a whale of a time playing crazed bandits, which fitted them rather well. Thankfully, the film offers a little bit more than a parade of stars.
For one thing, there's the soundtrack, which is pretty decent, featuring some spaghetti western rip offs and one or two brilliant numbers from the Pogues (they even sing 'Danny Boy' in one scene!). Secondly, the film looks good, with an atmospheric setting and a lot of effort and detail going into the rapidly increasing grunge. Thirdly, there is some pretty good shooting (both with camera and guns) and there is some genuine use of tension here. Fourthly, you can't deny that it's an imaginative picture and that the people behind and in front of the camera were clearly enjoying themselves.
I think the major problem with the film, though, is how rushed it feels. Basically, Alex Cox collected all these people together for a rock n roll tour and when the money fell through, they made a film in Spain instead, the screenplay for which was quickly bashed out. There's room for improvement dialogue and plot wise, a lot of which feels rather silly and cliched, and while there is tension, some scenes and characters deserve more screen time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Syd Ure on 18 May 2012
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Honestly, this DVD is a must for anyone into deranged punk-westerns.... It's nothing too complex, is clever and very funny. Definitely recommended to anyone into comical action-filled films. Quality isn't superb, but not really noticeable as you get into it. Well done, and overall worth watching at least once - so don't hesitate, get a copy!

And hey, who doesn't like seeing Joe Strummer in a pair of Y-Fronts?
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