Neon Flesh [Blu-ray]
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C : it WILL NOT play on regular DVD player. You need Blu-Ray DVD player to view this Blu-Ray DVD: LANGUAGES: Spanish ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Spanish ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), Spanish ( DTS-HD Master Audio ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: From writer/director Paco Cabezas, Neon Flesh is the most original film of the year, packed with wild humor and gritty violence it is a crime thriller like no other. Ricky, a criminal turned businessman, prepares for the release of his mother from prison. To honor her release he decides to set up a brand new brothel by enlisting the help of a pimp, his junkie girlfriend and a transsexual. But when he picks up his mother he discovers she is in the early stages of Alzheimer's and has no idea who he is. However that's just the start of his problems, Ricky has located his business on brutal crime lord El Chino's patch... and he doesn't take kindly to competition. Neon Flesh is a Tarantino style thriller that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go, a whirlwind of energy, violence and an ending you will never forget. ...Neon Flesh (2010) ( Carne de neón )
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His idea of legit is to open a whore house where his mum is the Madame, she has always wanted one and also positive that it has to be called `Hiroshima'. In order to make this a reality he enlists the help of uber pimp Angelito (Vincente Romero), he runs some ladies including toothless drug addict Scag. He also has a minder who is intellectually challenged in the shape of `The Kid' El Niño played with aplomb by Luciano Caceres. They form an unlikely bunch and there is also transvestite La Infantita (Domaso Conde) who is saving up for a sex change operation so that he/ she can do porn and thereby become a film star and enter the world of red carpets and Oscars - got to live the dream.
Only fly in the ointment is that local crime boss and all round bad guy Chino (Dario Grandinetti) controls all illegal activity on his turf. In the meantime Ricky's mum has been let out of prison - Yaay! But she has the onset stages of Alzheimer's - Booo! And she has no idea who he is, so all his efforts seem to have been in vain - or have they?
What happens next has a plot that is both viciously violent, life affirming funny and tear enticingly heartbreaking. We have illegal trade in migrants, filthy shenanigans, corrupt cops, dog reunions and kidnap.
I was hooked on this from start to finish, some critics have said it was a simple plot, I thought it was simple but the other stories woven into it made this a truly marvellous film, I actually rented this but have now ordered a copy as I loved it so much. It does not have any extras as such, but it is so good it really don't need them and runs for a stonking 109 minutes. If you like your films a bit different and European cinema that is proud to be so, then you ought to get a great big kick out of this - ruddy brilliant.