Thursday, November 20, 2014

Susana Dosamantes' pleasurable vengeance.

It was supposed to be a fun vacation for child psychologist Cristina Ruiz (Susana Dosamantes) and her family. They loaded up their van and headed their way with smiles & laughs. While driving into the woods, an armored car is being robbed by a biker gang. The Ruiz's & the armored car guards are assaulted and gunned down by the gang. Cristina Ruiz barely survives the ordeal but sadly witnessed her family murdered, thus causing severe pain & anger. Several Months later, Cristina Ruiz is back to work and seeing patients again. A new patient (Andres Garcia Jr) arrives and she immediately recognizes him! This guy was hanging around with the bikers that killed Cristina's family. Through him, she finds her family's killers and starts knocking them out one by one with her switchblade. One guy (who wears a Garfield t-shirt) gets stabbed in the neck during a movie. Beautiful, poetic death. Hugo Stiglitz plays a semi-nosey reporter who wants to help Cristina through her ordeal by finding her killers and being nice to her. Isn't that sweet? A little weird too, but it's okay in this situation I suppose.

After the success with Rosa De La Frontera (review coming very soon!), director Hernando Name and producer Carlos Vasallo decided to once again put Susana Dosamantes in a revenge/action film because she was clearly badass and appealing to all of Mexico and the USA at the time. This new movie, which would of course would be called El Placer De La Venganza (The Pleasure of Vengeance), would be a much edgier movie and set in an urban area most people are familiar with. Hugo Stiglitz would of course return as Susana Dosamantes' supporting role as he was in Rosa De La Frontera.

El Placer De La Venganza is personally a top favorite 80's Mexican revenge movie. Its got some bloody switchblade & gun firing action and a simple but good plot. Cant it get any better? Oh, yes definitely. What makes it even better is Susana Dosamantes.

Let me tell ya'll, Susana Dosamantes is AMAZING in this movie! I can go on all day how she's great in this movie but I'll keep it short (perhaps). Her acting is just top-notch. She really played off a smart vengeful woman very well. She never exaggerated herself  at all. She kept it serious 100%. And I'd be lying if I didn't find her attractive at all. Yes, she's old enough to be my grandmother (!!!) but wow, is this woman gorgeous! Even wearing a ridiculous new wave wig still makes her look gorgeous.

Like Rafaga De Plomo, El Placer De La Venganza also got a German release under the title "Eine Frau kennt keine Gnade", and that's pretty freakin' cool, because even the Germans are aware of this awesome Mexican revenge flick.

The movie is hard to come by here in the USA, possibly Mexico too since it is so obscure and forgotten by now. I been blessed with 2 VHS copies of this movie (I later gave away my 1st copy to a friend), so I watch the movie here and now whenever the mood kicks in. So, If you come across a VHS copy or one of those cool German releases (VHS or DVD hardbox), please do get it! Revenge movies are always repetitive (duh), but this one is slightly different because it features the awesome and beautiful Susana Dosamantes. Bless that awesome woman. 9/10.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10 Mexi-Trash Trailers to watch Over & Over: Action! Laughs! Women!

The trailers are back and they're not going anywhere whatsoever. Here's 10 that I been holding off for a while now! I got more to go, but I'll save those for another time. Enjoy!

Apuesta Contra La Muerte (1989)

Seen this on De Pelicula a couple years back. Not bad, but not great. The trailer makes it look great though.

Grupo Tactico Especial (1993)
This movie looks awesome. Need to see!

Pasajero Sin Destino (199-)
Seen this one and its kinda slow. The story is interesting though.

El Angel Guardian Del Barrio (1993)
Sergio Goyri is a brutal guardian angel for a rough neighborhood. Perfect.

Operacion Jaguar (1990)
This one looks a lot of fun and those jungle girls are hot too! Ah!

Los Gatos De Las Azoteas (1988)
Luis De Alba wearing weird shirts and banging attractive women. He's lived a great life.

Los Cuates Del Pirruris (1990)
Luis De Alba wears cheap wigs, weird costumes and caresses Felicia Mercado. What a great life he's lived.

Las Borrachas (1989)
Drunken art at its finest.

El Fiscal Del Hierro 3 (1992)
I only seen the first movie, but man do these sequels look cool! Especially part 3. Epic stuff right here.

Los Verduleros 3 (1992)
This trailer pretty much gives away the ending of the movie. Then again, it was like watching the entire movie but rolled up in a 3 minute clip.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Them Trashy Mexi Trailers are coming back.

So a couple weeks or so, I posted something where I said I wasn't going to upload anymore video material after the YouTube went down unexpectedly, but after some thinking and relaxing, I decided to start over again on Vimeo. So, trailers will resume there along with certain movie clips. Nothing will stop me from keeping it going. Nothing at all.

So, here's a couple of things I ripped from a DVD filled with trailers. I'll be ripping out the rest during the weekend and by Monday the 27th all these trailers from that DVD will be on the Vimeo page for your enjoyment. Plenty of trailers, too. Some that were on YouTube and some that never made it there. So this is exciting. Very.

Anyway, Enjoy! See ya Monday!

Like Father, Like Son.

Don Lamberto Quintero (Antonio Aguilar) is now being laid to rest after being gunned down by his enemies. All his associates and friends attend the burial. The most important person there however is Lamberto's son (played by Antonio's son Pepe Aguilar) whom too is named Lamberto. It turns out Lamberto kept his son in secrecy for security reasons. Now that the father is gone, its time for the son to take over the business. Lamberto Hijo (Jr.) is very young, but very smart. After the burial, he's already getting bullets shot at him, but luckily he fires back and has guards with him always.

Lamberto Hijo meets with his father's associates. They're not too keen on working for/with a young man, but Lamberto Hijo assures them that despite his age, he's still gonna run things exactly like his father did and more. As Lamberto Hijo prepares his father's business; he takes out all of his father's enemies that remained and the traitors that are out to take over the Quintero business. 

El Hijo De Lamberto Quintero (aka "Son of Lamberto Quintero") was an obvious attempt at boosting Pepe Aguilar's singing career. He was just starting out in the 90's and so a movie would clearly nab everyone's attention unto him since his legendary father was to accompany him in the movie & all. The movie turned out to be a success since he went on to become a popular musician and well-known through out Mexico and the United States. The movie itself is pretty good by the way (duh). It's actually even a little better than the first movie since it focused only on Lamberto Hijo's path to becoming a boss and remembering his father's advice. There's a few parts with Pepe Aguilar singing along with his dad, but they weren't out of range or anything. It was done right. It also has some really good action. Guns firing mostly, but coordinated perfectly. 

Best part of the movie is the last 10-15 minutes of the movie. A wedding is starting, Lamberto Hijo prepares to attend it in honor of his father, all while his associates prepare for a huge cutoff of the traitors among them. It was all edited beautifully with classical music playing. It pretty much ripped-off The Godfather baptism scene. We all remember that amazing scene, right? 

If the first movie left you with wanting more, then definitely watch the sequel. It's worth it. 6/10.