Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Machete on DVD and Blu-ray

Machete on DVD:


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 (Danny Trejo) 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. RATED R.

What I Can Tell You:
If you are a big fan of movie fast action, guns, shooting, and blood, Machete is a must see!

Machete came out of a fake trailer that was featured in Grindhouse and was a brain storm Robert Rodriguez had after meeting Trejo on the set of Desperado. 

As a fan of Robert Rodriguez movies, I knew I was going to love this movie. I remember Danny Trejo from two of my favorite movies, From Dusk Till Dawn with George Clooney and Desperado with Antonio Bandaras.  I really was excited to see this when it was in the theater. Unfortunately, I never got there but thanks to 20th Century Fox, I was able to review the DVD which was released early this month.

Machete, played by Danny Trejo is a Mexican Federale who is on a mission to rescue a kidnapped girl. He is set up and watched his wife and daughter murdered while he is left for dead. Fast forward 3 years and he is laying low, looking for honest work when he is offered a suitcase full of money by Michael Booth (Jeff Fahey) to kill a Senator played by Robert De Niro. It's a set up to show that this illegal immigrant is trying to assassinate the Senator.  He is taken to a Network hospital. U.S. Immigration and Enforcement Agent Sartana Rivera (Jessica Alba) is sent to retrieve the injured Machete. 

With the help of Luz (Michelle Rodriquez) and his priest brother played by Cheech of Cheech and Chong, Machete seeks revenge on Booth.  After much death, machete throwing, making out, and recovery scenes, Machete rides into the sunset with one of the chicks on his bike (not telling which one).
Only in a movie by Robert Rodriquez could a guy who looks like Danny Trejo make out with Lindsey Lohan (yup she is in there too), Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodiguez, and Alicia Marek. 

Great movie if you like this kind of thing and I do. Spent most of the move fight scenes going "ahhhh" "ohhhh" "damnnnn".  Fun, and a big cast: Don Johnson, Steven Seagal also have roles in this bloody revenge movie. 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary DVD copy courtesy of 20th Century Fox for my honest opinion.


  1. I saw this and didn't want anything to do with it... I really thought it was just another dumb movie. Now after reading your review, and since you've seen so many movies lately, and this was one of the only ones you liked, I am going to watch it.
    Thank you for changing my mind!

  2. Freda,
    Awesome. I wanted to see this but can see that people would not be interested after seeing the trailer. It was good for me and Clary and watched it also saying she kept saying the same thing too, ahhh...ohh...damn


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