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From Dusk Till Dawn
     

From Dusk Till Dawn

3.8 20
Director: Robert Rodriguez, George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino

Cast: Robert Rodriguez, George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino

 

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Crime, horror, and humor combine in director Robert Rodriguez's potent, blood-soaked cocktail that's sure to please the average good-humored gorehound. Featuring a letterboxed, 1.85:1 image accompanied by a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital soundtrack, this disc also offers optional English and Spanish subtitles. Extra features include interactive menu design, an

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Crime, horror, and humor combine in director Robert Rodriguez's potent, blood-soaked cocktail that's sure to please the average good-humored gorehound. Featuring a letterboxed, 1.85:1 image accompanied by a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital soundtrack, this disc also offers optional English and Spanish subtitles. Extra features include interactive menu design, an original theatrical trailer, and a theatrical teaser. A wild ride of a DVD that will have home theaters screaming with delight, From Dusk Till Dawn delivers the ghoulish chills that only DVD can provide.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Jason Bergenfeld
In 1996, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino joined forces as a directing/writing team to create one of the most gleeful and explosive vampire flicks ever. A brutal crime caper that morphs into an even more brutal horror flick, From Dusk Till Dawn is a visceral cross-genre experiment. The story follows hardened bank-robbing brothers Seth and Richard Gecko (George Clooney and Tarantino) as they head to Mexico with horrifically unexpected results. Escaping the U.S. authorities with the help of a faithless preacher (Harvey Keitel) and his children (Juliette Lewis and Ernest Liu), the hoods find themselves in the film's greatest set piece, a rowdy border bar where all the doors and windows suddenly seal up and a vampire feeding frenzy breaks out. Tarantino's trademark pop-culture-inspired script makes references both to his and Rodriguez's previous films and provides rich fodder for the actors. Clooney's work here proved his leading-man mettle, and Keitel's preacher is a complicated role worthy of his acting skills. Rodriguez -- with Desperado under his belt and Spy Kids in his future -- makes the film a freewheeling gas right from the start, taking its abrupt genre shift in stride. With a cast that also includes everyone from Salma Hayek and '70s blaxploitation hero Fred Williamson to horror makeup master Tom Savini, this remains among the most flat-out entertaining gore-fests ever filmed.
All Movie Guide - Adam Goldberg
From Dusk Till Dawn is a voraciously vulgar and violent film that illustrates how talented filmmakers can create a deliberately bad movie. Scripted by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Robert Rodriguez (Desperado), the film can best be described as a Mexican road picture turned self-conscious vampathon with a droll postmodern slant. Remarkably, the narrative consists of two contrasting types of films crudely soldered together. The story begins as a Pulp Fiction-type gangster tale featuring the sharp and profane dialogue seen in Tarantino's other films. Then with no warning, the movie suddenly transforms into a zany, vampire bloodbath similar to the tongue-in-cheek horror works of Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson. However, Tarantino is able to turn the genre on its undead ear, creating an over-the-top gorefest featuring holy-water condom balloons, quadruple impalement, and Harvey Keitel sucking blood as a preacher-turned-vampire. This bold and bizarre Tarantino/Rodriguez effort is laden with frenetic editing and fresh dialogue, but all style and cinematic skill fall to the wayside when the body count abruptly begins. This is a tour de force of outrageous bad taste coupled with delicious talent. Those who relish the work of Quentin Tarantino will certainly find merit in the first half of the film. Others who consider themselves horror aficionados will go bloody crazy over the eventual monster mash.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/1998
UPC:
0717951000446
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:48:00

Special Features

Spanish subtitles; Theatrical trailer; Teaser trailer; Chapter search

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Clooney Seth Gecko
Harvey Keitel Jacob Fuller
Quentin Tarantino Richard Gecko
Juliette Lewis Kate Fuller
Cheech Marin Border Guard,Carlos,Chet Pussy
Fred Williamson Frost
Salma Hayek Santanico Pandemonium
Marc Lawrence Old Timer
Michael Parks Texas Ranger Earl McGraw
Kelly Preston Newscaster Kelly Houge
Tom Savini Sex Machine
John Saxon FBI Agent Stanley Chase
Danny Trejo Razor Charlie
Ernest Liu Scott Fuller
John Hawkes Pete Bottoms
Heidi McNeal Blonde Hostage
Aimee Graham Blonde Hostage
Brenda Hillhouse Hostage Gloria
Tito Larriva Titty Twister Guitarist & Vocalist
Mike Moroff Manny
Veena Bidasha Bar Dancer
Maria Diaz Bar Dancer
Chad Dowdell Man at Bar (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Robert Rodriguez Director,Editor,Executive Producer,Original Story
Douglas Aarniokoski Asst. Director
Elizabeth Avellan Co-producer
Lawrence Bender Executive Producer
Berger EFX Group Makeup Special Effects
Mayne Schuyler Berke Art Director
Diana Dru Botsford Special Effects
Colin de Rouin Set Decoration/Design
John Esposito Co-producer
Daniel A. Fort Special Effects
Warren Hamilton Sound Editor
Paul Hellerman Co-producer
Elaine J. Huzzar Casting
Robert Kurtzman Co-producer,Original Story,Special Effects
Graciela Mazon Costumes/Costume Designer
Cecilia Montiel Production Designer
Guillermo Navarro Cinematographer
Kurtzman Nicotero Makeup Special Effects
Gianni Nunnari Producer
Ermahn Ospina Makeup
Felipe Fernandez del Paso Set Decoration/Design
Johanna Ray Casting
Graeme Revell Score Composer
Quentin Tarantino Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Meir Teper Producer
Mark Ulano Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Chapter Selection
0. Chapter Selection
1. Benny's World Of Liquor [8:52]
2. Credit Sequence [3:43]
3. Gloria Hill, Hostage [4:30]
4. The Preacher [3:32]
5. Kelly Houge And Agent Chase [1:31]
6. The Body [2:47]
7. Creepy Guy [1:16]
8. Richie, Will You Do Me A Favor? [4:53]
9. Real Mean Mototscooters [4:03]
10. Dengue Woman [1:46]
11. Border Crossing [5:37]
12. Blood Brothers [1:32]
13. The Twister [10:04]
14. Santanico Pandemonium [4:54]
15. Back On The Clock [3:00]
16. Dinner Is Served [10:15]
17. The Dead Rise [3:00]
18. I Was In Nam [6:51]
19. Sex Machine [1:47]
20. Preacher And The Shotgun Cross [2:48]
21. Preparing For Battle [2:54]
22. Vampire Killers [2:31]
23. Rat [5:21]
24. Carlos [2:13]
25. Bastard [1:49]
26. End Titles [6:06]

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From Dusk Till Dawn 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
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This movie had a very good story to it. Some of the special effects look a little weird, but they don't ruin the movie. A very entertaining movie to watch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
love this movie....its friggin amazing i love how the vampires arent super string its just friggin awesome
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie starts out as an interestingly-typical-seeming Tarantino flick. Then suddenly it changes gears and becomes actually one of the most pointless films I've seen in the last few years. Pulp Fiction was fantastic, but this just seems like biding time, blowing off steam, waiting for inspiration. Can't wait for QT's next earnest movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Quentin Tarantino was cool but this movie was lacking something.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie sucks. Tom Savivi's cameo rocks as does Salma Hayek's belly dance. An otherwise tepid and forgettable horror pic. I'm not quite sure what the director was trying to accomplish...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Watching this movie is like viewing two separate movies that are loosely related. The first half is classic Tarintino with excellent dialogue and bizarre situations. The second half is entirely different than anything Q.T. has ever done. At first I didn't like it, because I was hoping for another Pulp fiction, but after I let it stand on its own I realized it is very good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this film was way over the top & totally insane, and i loved every minute of it. its hilarious because the film starts off with a good sense of humor but pretty much a thriller/crime movie...and then BAM it turns in the "evil dead similar" vampire-crazy-kill-fest. its totally crazy and pretty much awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this film was very interesting with its interperatation of battle of good and evil. Even if its not Tarantinos finest work, also Rodreiguez, its still kind of interesting. It just dove into killer vampires. Thats crazy and thats what i like.
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