THE PLOT THUS FAR
Danny Trejo (Machete), Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight) and Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) star in this unrated, action-packed battle for vengeance. As a ruthless gang overruns a small mining town, they murder their own leader, Guerrero Hernandez (Trejo), in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell, Guerrero finds himself confronted by Satan himself (Rourke), offering a daring proposition: deliver the six souls of his former gang and he will escape damnation. With time running out, he sets out on a brutal rampage to avenge his own death!
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Dead in Tombstone” is an odd as hell movie. But, the Direct to Video market is flourishing as former A list talent are coming together to work on these weird genre benders. Mickey Rourke playing Satan is cool as hell, but what else is there? Trejo is playing Trejo just in a different locale. Anthony Michael Hall is trying like hell to keep the story going forward. Is it a failure? Oh yeah. Is it bad? Hell no. If anything, we need more movies like this.
The western elements are played for full cartoon caricature stereotype and look decent enough while being obviously anachronistic, there’s just no real excitement to the movie at all. It’s very standard revenge plot action wannabe without the budget and flash to carry it off. You know everything you need to know in the first 5 minutes of the movie and if you are like me and have seen a lot of action movies you’ll even be able to accurately predict many of the set action sequences before they happen.
The Blu-Ray comes with a Digital and DVD copy. Plus, you get a commentary, deleted scenes, featurettes and a few HD exclusives. The A/V Quality is sharp for DTV with a supportive 1080p transfer. However, I felt that the sound mix on the DTS-HD 5.1 track was a little too aggressive during the shootouts. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!