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BANDIDAS
DVD Review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 92 minutes, audio commentary, featurette, theatrical trailer
VIDEO: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
AUDIO: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
Subtitles: English, Spanish
STUDIO: 20TH CENTURY FOX/EUROPA CORP/TF1/CANAL+
RELEASE DATE: 1-9-2006

Salma Hayek and Penlope Cruz wanted Luc Besson to write them a silly Western, but unfortunately despite some great action scenes and some good actors (Sam Shephard, Steve Zahn) it is a disappointment. The audio commentary with Cruz and Hayek is far more entertaining and a revealing look at the production of BANDIDAS. Yes, they're hoping a for a sequel. Luc Besson has done better work than this one (LEON, THE 5TH ELEMENT, LA FEMME NIKITA,THE TRANSPORTER). The 5 minute featurette is a basic fluff piece from Hayek and Cruz. The film's theatrical trailer is here thankfully on the disc. Hayekand Cruz work together as rich banker's daughter and poor farm girl who bicker and fight while robbing banks to stop the crooks that ripped their lives apart. Rent it.

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