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Dead in Tombstone (Unrated Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format: DVD
The film opens with a grindhouse rescue of a member of the Blackwater Gang about to be hung. The gang members are introduced by a decent western/bayou soundtrack (Hybrid)using wanted posters. The gang opts to rob a Colorado mining town of its disputed gold, except Red (Anthony Michael Hall) has plans of taking over the town instead of fleeing to the dismay of his half brother Guerrero (Danny Trejo) who soon becomes Swiss Cheese.

Like so many Trejo films, he dies early on, except in this one he is still in the film as he works out a deal with the devil (Mickey Rourke) to return and kill the six gang members in 24 hours. This is something he could have done in the first 10 minutes, but that wouldn't make for the last second drama. Calathea (Dina Meyer) whose husband was killed by the gang plays a wildcard in this as the deal includes Trejo killing the men by his own hand.

Great film for Trejo fans as he returns to his grindhouse roots.

Parental Guide (unrated version): F-bomb, saloon girl nudity, no sex.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon September 11, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
DEAD IN TOMBSTONE has the makings of a cult classic. Danny Trejo gives a gritty performance in this devil may care tale of revenge. Danny Trejo's trip from beyond the grave is spellbinding in every sense of the word. Mickey Rourke's Satanic presence is an absolute send up as only Rourke can give you. This may be director Roel Reiné's masterpiece.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2013
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Some of the stars include Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo, Anthony Michael Hall & a number of folks you've likely never heard of tell a familiar tale of outlaws and their evil plans on the good citizens trying to build a new life. A bucolic town in the hills of Colorado spark a debate over mineral rights that engulf all of it's citizens & an outlaw gang set on liberating the booty for their own purposes. Trejo is betrayed by those closest to him and the Unholy of the Underworld cuts him a deal to settle the score, but like any form of gambling there's a high chance of the house fleecing you on the best deal! A good blend of drama, action, western & horror genres.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on October 25, 2013
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Running time approx. 1hr 40min. DTS-HD 5.1, HD Picture widescreen. An outlaw gang member (Danny Trejo) is betrayed by his own gang, and they kill him, he ends up in (hell), and makes a deal with the devil to spare his soul in exchange for the death and souls of his former gang members. This movie was well written and beautifully filmed. Stunning cinematography. Stunning props, western sets, period wardrobes, and make-up. Great special effects and acting. This movie is very impressive, and we all love (Danny Trejo) who plays a very good (gritty) outlaw. No surprises there, as (Danny Trejo) is well suited for the tough guy roles. I think Mr. Trejo plays western cowboy characters very well, and should continue to bring us more western movies. There are no (dry or boring) areas in this movie; it's full-on action from the start and lots of serious gun fights and blood. There really is nothing bad that I can find in this movie, it was perfectly produced. Love it. This one is a keeper. Buy on Blu-Ray.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 19, 2013
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So, a quick reminder...in Nick Cage's "Ghostrider," Johnny Blaze dies and makes a deal with the Devil to come back to Earth to e the Devil's Avenging Angel. And in Brandon Lee's "The Crow," we have a rocker who gets murdered and is brought back to life to avenge his murder by killing the gang of thugs that killed him. That's basically what we got here with Danny Trejo's "Dead in Tombstone."

Danny Trejo is a co-leader of a 7-member gang, who's other leader, his half brother, (Anthony Michael Hall) betrays him and shoots and kills him in cold blood. Trejo dies and goes to Hell, where the Devil (Mickey Rourke) cuts him a deal to go back to the world of the living to kill the remaining 6 members of the gang within 24 hours, or be forever condemned to Hell.

The setting, of course, is an Old West town by the name of Edenville, CO. Wait, what? Yeah...the name of the town was Edenville...originally. What happens is that after the gang kills Trejo, they take over the town and rename it Tombstone. But Tombstone was in AZ, right? (More on that later...) Well, anyway, this film was very well done in terms of the setting the western costuming. It was actually film on the border of Transylvania in Romania. But you'd never know it. The costuming was dirty and gritty, with the multi-layered trenchcoat combinations. Gun shot sounds were very well mixed into the audio track. And the town itself was a redress actual Romanian town. 3 or so blocks worth where CG paint-outs and background paint-ins, tranformed this town to a very believable Western town. So as far as a modern contemporary Western goes, it was very well done.

As far as the name Tombstone goes, in a deleted scene that is a film ender shows that the townsfolk removing the town sign and loading it up on a horse wagon that is headed South to AZ....and so there ya go...

As for why not a 5-star rating, I think the deletion of some of the deleted scenes were a mistake that could have added a bit to the story. But other than that, this film could be considered a new cult classic if it gets the viewership.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2013
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One of Trejo's best, playing the "Bad Ass Mexican" Great shoot'em up, revenge, make a deal with the devil flick. Killer body count, fun action, Western the way we always wished they could be, or maybe really were! Highly recommend, fun evening of movie watching!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2013
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It was your typical grind-house movie, but worth watching and would recommend to most everyone...with the exception of children because there is a lot of violence.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2014
Format: DVD
In “Dead in Tombstone” Danny Trejo is Guerrero, an outlaw in the old west, who is murdered by his own half-brother Red (Anthony Michael Hall). He is sent to hell, where he strikes a deal with Satan (Mickey Rourke). Guerrero is given only twenty-four hours to live again, and he has to kill those six gunmen and offer their souls to Satan so that he can escape damnation.

Here is a revenge story with a nice twist, story that would be perfect for an action-packed western movie, but incredibly, the filmmakers have completely ruined the potential. With the shaky camera that barely shows the action, we don’t know what is going on during the poorly shot (and lit) shoot-outs. Production designs are decent, but the film suffers from bad pacing and unmemorable villains.

Danny Trejo does his best, but obviously this is not among his best. Mickey Rourke does what he does, the usual scenery-chewing, and Dina Meyer is wasted in an underwritten role of a sheriff’s wife. The film is directed by Roel Reiné, whose works in the past include “Death Race 2” and “The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption.”
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2013
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My husband and I have been waiting forever for this movie to release! We are big Danny Trejo fans. There is just something about him that makes him fun to watch. This movie's moral is very "interesting". I won't give it away in this review. But let's just say that we think that the devil is tad confused. It kinda made us chuckle about making a deal with the devil.

At any rate, there is lots of action. The "F" bomb is not the major word in the script but there is plenty of blood to go around. It would never be a big box office hit because of the lack of a lot of special effects. It is just a fun movie to watch if you don't want to have to think about where the movie is going.

I think that Danny Trejo has looked the same since I first saw him years ago in a movie whose title I cannot remember. But I sure can't say the same thing for Mickey Rourke. Had I not seen his name on the movie jacket, I probably would not have recognized him. But Rourke does not have a major part in this film. So I will not comment further about his faltering appearance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2013
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My husband & I looked forward to this movie. It was a real let down. The plot was extremely weak. The acting was not there. We would never bother to watch a second time. Danny Trejo is usually so much better. Maybe Mickey Rourke's awful acting rubbed off on him!!
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