Straight to Hell Returns
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And yet, this "director's cut" falls flat in a lot of ways. The inclusion of previously cut scenes is welcome, but the clips are not very seamlessly integrated into the remastered original, suggesting they were just tossed in. The additional little details, like digitally enhanced blood splatters and flies, do little to improve on the original. The new bits of animated skeletons, particularly at the end, are distracting and detracting. And the "extras" are just recycled from the extras on the original DVD release.
I recommend buying the older DVD release, and maybe borrowing this one if you are really, really interested in seeing the deleted scenes.
So, I don't know. If you are a spaghetti western fan, you might like this very off-kilter spoof. If you are a fan of 80's stardom and music, watching the Pogues dressed up in caballero costumes is fun. Grace Jones and Dennis Hopper make an appearance. Another odd point- while there is a lot of violence and shooting, no one swears, and only use old western style curses. Consarn it! There is a lot of unusual symbolism in here, some of it easy to figure out, some of it very obscure, probably inside jokes among the cast and crew.
Alex Cox was the director of Repo Man, and a lot of cast from there is here too.
So, while I love this movie, given past experience, I can't recommend it to you, the average reader. If you watch it and hate it, it's not my fault. If you watch it and love it, it was all because of me!
This film is some of Joe Strummer's best work as an actor, and really shows his possibilities. See also please the rock documentary Let's Rock Again filmed by DIck Rude on one of Strummer's final tours.
This movie, Straight to Hell, was made after Sid and Nancy: The Criterion Collection in Spain as a sort of practice for traveling to Nicaragua and filming the history of Walker - (The Criterion Collection), in which Strummer, dressed as long hair hippy, gets very little face time on screen despite all of the wonderful footage taken of him. We can only pray for a Walker Returns which will restore the lost footage much as this gratefully received Straight to Hell Returns restores much that was cut. In any case, Strummer did the entire musical soundtrack in some of his greatest recording ever, available at Walker.Read more ›
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I didn't even finish the movie. I just didn't like the story. I thought it would be like a good spaghetti western, 'Once Upon a time in the West', or the Clint Eastwood Dollars... Read morePublished on February 3, 2014 by Amazon Customer
It's not a western and it's GARBAGE too.
At least the first 10 minutes of it, then I turned it OFF.
This is the quintessential bad movie. If you can visualize a hybrid of "Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill" and "Pulp Fiction" the you will have an idea of the essence of... Read morePublished on March 14, 2013 by Francis Christopher Hall