Mandrill (English Subtitled) R CC

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A bounty hunter code-named "Mandrill," who relentlessly seeks to avenge his parents' deaths, falls for a target's daughter.

Starring:
Marko Zaror, Celine Reymond
Runtime:
1 hour, 28 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action
Director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza
Starring Marko Zaror, Celine Reymond
Supporting actors Alejandro Castillo, Luis Alarcón, Augusto Schuster, Francisco Jovanni Guerrero, Juan Pablo Aliaga, Miguel Angel De Luca, María José Prieto, Otilio Castro, Catalina Olcay, John Francis Meany, Constanza B. Majluf, Alessandra Guerzoni, Francisco Chavez, Andrés Cid, Claudio Rocco, Diego S. Santander
Studio Magnolia
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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I didn't think much of it after that, never really went out of my way to find it or anything.
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This film is so bad I thought it was a spoof of 70's action films complete with wack-a-da wack-a-da music and disco.
THE MOVIE GUY
The production emulates a '70s style, but this isn't done to the extremes of something like Black Dynamite.
Michael Sehorn

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Sehorn on October 5, 2012
Format: DVD
Upon this film's North American release, my like for the fantastic Marko Zaror - the only performer currently putting South America on the map of the martial arts market - was overcome by my wariness of spoofs and parodies, as this was said to be a take on 1970s spy fare. Thus, I let this one slip my mind for the better part of the year before finally committing myself to watching it. I truly believe it'll be a long while before Zaror manages to top his excellent performance in Undisputed III: Redemption, and with this mindset, disappointment doesn't come as easily, regardless of the film's other flaws. And while these flaws are indeed there and take their toll on my rating, I was surprised by how much of the film actually works. Its strengths aren't evident on the DVD cover, but they're apparent enough to enjoy for anyone who picks up the movie.

The story: an international assassin (Zaror) tracks down the crime lord who murdered his parents (Juan Aliaga) but in the process falls in love with his daughter (Chilean TV star Celine Reymond).

For starters, let me clarify that this is not an action-comedy, but rather an action film with comedic parts, mostly in the form of flashbacks and references to the hero's obsession with a fictional James Bond knockoff. The production emulates a '70s style, but this isn't done to the extremes of something like Black Dynamite. Cumulatively, the whole '70s aspect could have been done away with without damaging the film, and just exists to give the movie some flavor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lee Goldberg VINE VOICE on May 26, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I loved this movie. In many ways, this movie is as much a loving Bond spoof as the French OSS 117 films with Jean Dujardin...though not nearly as broadly comical. Everything about the film is brilliantly on-target, from the staging to the John Barry/David Arnold-esque music. The movie is structurally an homage to DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (stealing the teaser almost beat-for-beat) and yet surprisingly original, too. As a child, Mandrill sees his parents killed and grows up seeking revenge against their murderer. The clever twist here is that Mandrill intentionally models himself on "John Colt," a cheesy 70s Bond/Shaft/Flint character. So you get a spoof within an homage. Cheeky. If you are fan of Bond films, Blaxploitation, and Eurospy movies, this is a must-see. Now I have to find the soundtrack!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tom Jefferson on April 8, 2012
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I really enjoyed this Chilean revenge action film. The hero is on a mission to avenge his parents death but a woman makes his revenge a pyric victory. Filled with campy goodness including a series of fake 70's spy films starring a fictional "John Colt" who the hero modelled hmself after this film has tounge firmly in cheek but also delivers on good gun battles and mma style fight sequences. The lead female is smoking hot, the heroes uncle is a great mentor who has great advice for seducing women and best of all Mandrill is an old school bada**. Watch Mandrill you wont be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on March 10, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This film is so bad I thought it was a spoof of 70's action films complete with wack-a-da wack-a-da music and disco. Marko Zaror plays hit man Mandrill and is given a voice that sounds like Jason Statham. His parents were killed by a hit man named "Cyclops" who lost an eye during the incident. He has become Mandrill's target. Earlier we saw Mandrill looking for a guy named Waldo, asking everyone "Where's Waldo." You can't help but laugh. There are flashbacks to his youth and his TV idol, John Colt, an oriental action hero who is also unintentionally comical.

In order to get to "The Cyclops" Mandrill must get the information from his daughter who he woos.

Terrible acting and dubbing.

No f-bombs, brief sex? no nudity (arms in way). This film might be better to watch as an MST project.
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Format: DVD
It would seem after watching MANDRILL that the folks in South America are in love with the whole James Bond mystique. At least the folks who made this movie are. Everything from how Bond captures the attention of women to the tux to the actual image of the poster for FOR YOUR EYES ONLY is on display here. In some places it works, in others it seems played as much for camp/comedy as anything else.

Chilean born star Marko Zaror stars as Antonio Epsinoza aka Mandrill. The movie opens with Mandrill killing his mark and being well paid for his assassin skills. During the payoff he is given the option for another job, one that will lead him to the man he's sought for years, a man known as Cyclops.

Flashbacks lead us to how and why Antonio became a killer. As a child he witnessed the murder of his father and mother at the hands of a ruthless killer. Before being killed his mother was able to wound the killer and taking out one of his eyes, thus the Cyclops name later on. As Antonio grows up, he is raised by his uncle and learns what type of man his father was. It seems his father based his life on a film character who was the quintessential ladies man and spy. We never learned who he worked for but the uncle does help Antonio with his one weak area: women. How to be suave and debonair and always get the lady into bed is taught in one lesson. How this uncle who seems more sleazy looking than inspiring is part of the camp.

Back to the present and Mandrill heads to the home of a killer for hire who knows where to find Cyclops daughter, the weak link in his armor. A hand to hand martial arts battle takes place and eventually the two sit to talk. Before he has the chance to kill him Mandrill takes out the hit man.

We move on to a casino as Mandrill checks in.
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