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800 Bullets (2002)
19. Apr 2004 at 10:26
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I haven't had a chance to watch this movie properly so I've borrowed a review from IMBd which seems to sum up the movie quite well:

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The 12 year-old Carlos fools his rich corporate mom (who thinks he's on a skiing trip) and goes lookin' for his grandfather, an alcoholic stuntman who worked with Sergio Leone and Eastwood in the 60's. The grandfather and other boozehounds do daily Western shows for German and Japanese tourists, every nite they're out whoring and partying and they take Carlos with'em. Carlos's mom (Almodovar's regular Carmen Maura) hates her dad and wants to close down the shows in the Western town, but then the 'cowboys' band together and defend their lives and town, this time with REAL bullets instead of blanks.

"800 Bullets" is a wildly entertaining 'light' comedy loaded with Iglesia's brand of anarchic humor. Since this film isn't that violent (compared to his other films) and if the sex and nudity was removed, "800 Bullets" could pass a feel-good-comedy-for-the-family! Joe Dante meets Fellini? It's not his best and its way too long at 121 mins, the silly and serious antics are an uneven mix, but "800 Bullets" is a must for fans of Iglesia.

Most outrageous scene: 12 year-old Carlos' cheerful sexual debut with a hooker and her bouncing boobies!?! Only in Spain!

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The very appealing Luis Castro plays Carlos who is one of the central characters so I'll get around to making a profile for this movie for our database.

Here are a few caps including Carlo's first sexual awakening:

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Re: 800 Bullets (Spain 2002)
Reply #1 - 19. Apr 2004 at 10:46
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Aaaah, the dreams I had of the young mother who lived across the street when I was 12 years old...   Roll Eyes

Thanks, Cal.  I hope to see this one.   Smiley

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Reply #2 - 19. Apr 2004 at 12:03
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Sounds interesting! Sir J, your hopes can be fulfilled: the R2 DVD is available through (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)

And yes.... English subtitles!

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Reply #3 - 19. Apr 2004 at 17:31
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Well, I hope someone else has it for sale too, then.  I'm thoroughly disgusted with dvdgo.com.   Undecided

They've cancelled my order for The Zookeeper twice now, with no explanation as to why.   ???

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Reply #4 - 20. Apr 2004 at 01:37
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Sorry to hear...  Undecided

Try this one: (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links) look under the section 'peliculas'.

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Reply #5 - 13. Mar 2005 at 17:37
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DVD Region 1 release date is March 29th. It will also be avalable for rent at Netflix.
  
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Reply #6 - 13. Mar 2005 at 19:35
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Rembrandt, thank you!!
  
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Reply #7 - 13. Mar 2005 at 19:50
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You are more than welcome Arthur. I just figured that a lot of people here would like this one also. The short clip that I have seen (not the trailer ) was pretty interesting.
  
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Reply #8 - 13. Mar 2005 at 20:58
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A pity the movie doesn't live up to the high interest that the clips indicate. More scenes with Carlos and less Blazing Saddles style nonsense would have been preferable. Nevertheless it's worth watching.
  
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Reply #9 - 16. Mar 2005 at 22:22
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Thanks Rembrandt, I've added it to my queue as well.
  
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Reply #10 - 15. Apr 2005 at 15:10
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A funny movie with lots of imagination. I really liked it. the R1 dvd is OK.
  
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