Blu-ray

El Mariachi

Street Date:
Pending
Movie Release Year:
1993
MPAA Rating:
Rated R
Studio:
Sony
Length:
81 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Action, Adventure

Starring:

Consuelo Gomez, Carlos Gallardo, Peter Marquardt

Director:

Robert Rodriguez

Plot Synopsis:

All he wants is to be a Mariachi, like his father, his grandfather and his great grandfather before him. But the town he thinks will bring him luck brings him only a curse of deadly mistaken identity. Forced to trade his guitar for a gun, the mariachi is playing for his life in this critically-acclaimed film debut from director Robert Rodriguez.

Financed with earnings from a month-long stay in a research hospital, this astonishing action adventure was shot with no second takes, using borrowed equipment and a talented cast of unknowns. The riveting result is a wild bullet-dodging ride through a world of bandido violence, from the suspense of the opening shoot-out to the tragedy of the unexpected conclusion. WIth little more than a great story and a lot of heart, Rodriguez has created pure movie pleasure, setting new standards for independent filmmaking, and establishing himself as an unquestionable talent. "An enormously entertaining movie." (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)