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Mariachi [DVD] [1993] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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  • Language: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000A2ZTY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,591 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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El Mariachi ~ El Mariachi

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Forget the ludicrous sequel (i.e. expensive American remake) - Robert Rodriguez was better when he didn't have a budget (or a studio) messing with his head.
This movie has great pace, it's clever, original, fun and totally engaging - and all for under US$7000!
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I have just recently watched this movie having seen desperado years ago and not thought much of it I didn't expect to be as impressed with this movie. Unlike the Cheesy sequel and the absolutely terrible once upon a time in Mexico this movie is raw with enough action to satisfy. You could say that this film is Robert Rodriguez reservoir dogs has a low budget but by far his best work and the leading actor does the job far better than Antonio banderros. Overall a completely different and superior film
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This is the original and arguably the best of the El Mariachi trilogy; director Robert Rodriguez was 23 years old when this film was born. It was made on a 4-figure budget ... but you wouldn't know. The acting, dialogue, cinematography and screenplay is inspired and challenges the Hollywood notion that the bigger the budget, the better the movie. Dissenting locals (newsreaders, police) were brought in as actors - and you would honestly give them credence as the real thing.
The film is both funny and poignant. Rodriguez draws on low-budget techniques such as action close-ups. The use of stark contrasts is what gives the film its power: the softness of the mariachi against the viciousness of the assassin, the humour against the violence, the daytime chase scenes against the nighttime lulls. And don't be put off by the English subtitles to the Spanish dialogue - this only adds to the ambience and authenticity.
It does have it's stumbling blocks, for example Rodriquez goes to another level by exploring the mariachi's dreams a couple of times, and I'm not too sure whether it works or even whether it's relevant, but at the very least it does serve to build on the perceived love interest which otherwise would be difficult to substantiate. And it does render the film reminiscent of spaghetti westerns and Sergio Leone classics - elsewhere a simple music chord and momentary facial expression back this up.
Although set in a small Mexican town in 'the present', one of the endearing qualities of the film is the naivety of the simple story line - it packs a punch.
This film does NOT star names like Banderas, Buscemi and Tarantino - CARLOS GALLARDO plays the lead (El Mariachi - the musician himself).
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Without doubt the real first and true version of "El Mariachi", is very credible and real. I had the other version with Antonio Banderas and
throw them out on the bin because was too much fakery and not authenticity and realism.
This is the version to own and keep. and the price is very good too. so all winners.
recommended"
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