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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4


DVD review by David Blackwell


DETAILS:  108 minutes, deleted and extended scenes, featurette, previews

VIDEO:  1.85:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO:  English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:  English SDH, French, Spanish


STUDIO:  Open Road Films/ Quick Draw Productions/ AR Films/ Demarest Films

Theatrical RELEASE DATE:  10-11-2013

Blu-ray/ DVD RELEASE DATE; 1-21-2014


STARRING Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, and Amber Heard

DIRECTED by Robert Rodriguez

MACHETE KILLS is a crazier Grindhouse inspired movie than MACHETE.  It starts with a trailer for MACHETE KILLS AGAIN IN SPACE which promises to be Rodriguez’s epic STAR WARS spoof before it launches into the sequel known as MACHETE KILLS which ultimately turns into a quest of revenge for Machete Cortez as he must stop a missile being fired at Washington D.C at the order of the U.S. President (Charlie Sheen going by the name of Carlos Estevez).  His mission is stopping Marcos Mendez (a Mexican revolutionary with a split personality) who has the missile, but Machete finds there is a puppet master behind this who has a connected to Voz Tech.  Can Machete trust his contact, Miss San Antonio, as he tries to bring Mendez back to the US with a killer named El Camaleon (played by multiple actors including Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lady Gaga) and a brothel mistress with Double D machine gun bra (Desdemona) on his trail?


MACHETE KILLS is crazier than the first film and the trailer for the next one makes me hope the third MACHETE gets made because it looks even crazier than MACHETE KILLS.  Robert Rodriguez has managed to outdo the first MACHETE with a sequel as fun as the first film.  Mel Gibson is one crazy super villain (like a grindhouse James Bond villain) and I salute his mad choice at nabbing this role since he can do anything he wants with all that money he earned from acting and making PASSION OF THE CHRIST on his own dime.  I love the cast and the crazy story.  Robert Rodriguez truly loves movies and the grindhouse style of filmmaking.  Here’s hoping Machete will be back to kill again in space.



Eight deleted and extended scenes with extra material to a few scenes including an alternate version of a scene where Antonio Banderas does the scene all in his own voice (which is cooler than the final version in the film).


MAKING MACHETE KILLS is a 20 minute making-of featurette which has the cast talk about why they love working with Robert Rodriguez, how Lady Gaga got cast in the sequel, and how the sequel came to be made (along with the short history of the character of Machete).


FINAL ANALYSIS:  MACHETE KILLS is a Latino Grindhouse sequel that is like a James Bond film from the Roger Moore era.  It is very enjoyable and I wish there were more extras and I hope MACHETE KILLS AGAIN IN SPACE is made.


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