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Great Movie

by Herman on 10/2/2012

This is a really a great movie. Don't be fooled by the title and the lead actor. The Blu Ray quality is outstanding! A must have for your collection. It has everything...action, comedy. and suspense. Read More

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Product Overview

From director Robert Rodriguez (Grindhouse, Sin City) comes an action- packed, cutting-edge serving of carnage asada...with killer deleted scenes that deliver more guns, more girls and more Machete action.

Set up, double-crossed and left for dead, Machete is an ass-kicking ex-Federale who lays waste to anything that gets in his path. As he takes on hitmen, vigilantes and a ruthless drug cartel, bullets fly, blades clash and the body count rises. Any way you slice it, vengeance has a new name...Machete.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 218091357
UPC 024543718482
UPC 14 00024543718482
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/5/2015
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Assassination
Assassins
Conspiracies
Corruption
Framed
Mexican
Thriller
Vengeance
Editors Note
Note Robert Rodriguez brings a new breed of antihero to the big screen in this hyper-violent adaptation of the "fake" trailer originally featured in the 2007 double-feature exploitation throwback GRINDHOUSE. Machete (Danny Trejo) is a former Mexican Federale who plays by his own rules, and doesn't answer to anybody. In the wake of a harrowing encounter with feared drug lord Torrez (Steven Seagal), Machete finds himself in Texas, where the shadowy Booth (Jeff Fahey) offers him the opportunity to make some quick cash by assassinating the unscrupulous Senator McLaughlin (Robert De Niro). When the job goes awry and Machete realizes he's been set up, he turns to fierce taco queen Luz (Michelle Rodriguez), heavily armed holy man Padre (Cheech Marin), and trigger-happy socialite April (Lindsay Lohan) to show Booth that he just messed with the wrong Mexican. But before they can get to Booth, Machete's gang will have to contend with blade-wielding ICE agent Sartana (Jessica Alba), who never met an adversary she couldn't flay.
Reviews
Box Office 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The action constitutes a virtual cornucopia of impalings, severed appendages and decapitations, along with the requisite spurting of blood." 08/31/2010
New York Times "[A] pulpy, lighthearted gorefest....Mr. Trejo offers an amusing inside-out caricature of the Hollywood stereotype of a Latin American drug cartel's sinister enforcer..." 09/02/2010
Rolling Stone "It's a digital gorefest that expands on the faux trailer Robert Rodriguez included in GRINDHOUSE..." 09/02/2010
Hollywood Reporter "MACHETE delivers the '70s-style B-movie goods....Trejo has an imposing physicality and formidable presence..." 09/01/2010
Premiere "Never too grim or too jokey, MACHETE manages to maintain an enjoyable nutso temperament throughout." 09/02/2010
USA Today 3 stars out of 4 -- "Rodriguez combines sharp satire and timely political commentary with a decidedly B-movie ethos. 09/04/2010
Entertainment Weekly "[A] gory, pulpy wink of an action thriller....The violence is splatterifically witty, but the minor marvel of MACHETE is how mean everyone in the movie is." -- Grade: B 09/10/2010
Movieline "[A] cheeky, freewheeling return to exploitation homage....This is a movie that hits hard from first to last..." 09/01/2010
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Born to play the part, Trejo excels, delivering his lines like he wields his weapon -- with a cutting and deadly efficiency." 10/22/2010
Uncut 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a predictably trashy B-movie, very much in keeping with the GRINDHOUSE sensibility....Rodriguez throws in all the sleazy cult-flick treats he can muster." 12/01/2010
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "Trejo, naturally, is awesome....The action sequences, when they arrive, are as audacious and brilliantly staged as we've come to expect from Rodriguez." 11/24/2010
Actors
Robert De Niro
Michelle Rodriguez
Danny Trejo
Steven Seagal
Cast & Crew
Robert De Niro - Star
Michelle Rodriguez - Star
Danny Trejo - Star
Steven Seagal - Star
Jessica Alba - Star
Ara Celi - Co-Star
Shea Whigham - Co-Star
Russell Towery - Stunt Coordinator
Tito Larriva - Co-Star
Lindsay Lohan - Co-Star
Gilbert Trejo - Co-Star
Nimrod Antal - Co-Star
Vic Trevino - Co-Star
Cheech Marin - Co-Star
Tom Savini - Co-Star
Daryl Sabara - Co-Star
Chris Warner - Co-Star
Al "Train" Dias - Co-Star
Hugo Perez - Co-Star
Tina Rodriguez - Co-Star
Juan Pareja - Co-Star
Brent Smiga - Co-Star
Electra Avellan - Co-Star
Jason Douglas - Co-Star
Elise Avellan - Co-Star
Feliz Sabates - Co-Star
Jim Henry - Co-Star
Edgar Arreola - Co-Star
Billy Blair - Co-Star
Marci Madison - Co-Star
Mayra Leal - Co-Star
Alejandro Antonio - Co-Star
Alicia Marek - Co-Star
Mitchell Lance Adams - Co-Star
Roland Ruiz - Co-Star
Greg Ingram - Co-Star
Cheryl "Chin" Cunningham - Co-Star
Nina Leon - Co-Star
J. Hudson Brownlee - Co-Star
Dimitrius Pulido - Co-Star
Scott Jefferies - Co-Star
Tommy Nix - Co-Star
Jeff Fahey - Co-Star
Doran Ingram - Co-Star
Don Johnson - Co-Star
Robert Rodriguez - Screenwriter
Robert Rodriguez - Sound Re-Recording
David Vincent Rimer - Assistant Director
Bart Brown - Set Decorator
James W. McCormick - Special Effects
Troublemaker Digital Studios - Visual Effects Designer
Jimmy Lindsey - Director of Photography
Dominic Cancilla - Production Manager/UPM
Robert Brown - Special Effects
Everett Byrom III - Special Effects Supervisor
Craig Byrom - Special Effects
Brad Engleking - Sound Re-Recording
Alvaro Rodriguez - Screenwriter
Chingon - Composer
Meredith Johns - Special Makeup Effects
Robert Trevino - Special Effects
Ethan Maniquis - Director
Robert Rodriguez - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00024543718482
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 105 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Movieline
Review ... Though the film can't reasonably maintain this 10-gags-a-minute trajectory, it sure does try. Forget modulation, nuance or storytelling, this is a movie that hits hard from first to last, no questions asked or logic followed.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Eric Hynes
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Time
Review ...Rodriguez has assembled a crazy-quilt cast, from multiple-Oscar winner De Niro to Seagal and Fahey: widely acclaimed as two of the very worst actors of the past few decades but who both fill their villain roles like the tasty junk food inside a taco...Designed and destined to win no awards, Machete is expert, cartoon-violent, lighthearted fun. Just the thing to send Junior back to school in a good mood.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Richard Corliss
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter ...entertainingly over-the-top, ultraviolent exploitationer...
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ...makes grade-Z stoic invincibility cool again...
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ...a digital gorefest...
Stephen Holden, New York Times ...The pace is swift,the tone playful, the screenplay peppered with one-liners...
Ty Burr, Boston Globe ...wit, moviemaking skill, and a cast to die for...

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