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800 BULLETS aka 800 Balas

Year: 2002
USA: TLA Releasing
UK DVD: Metrodome Distribution
Cast: Sancho Gracia, Angel De Andres Lopez, Carmen Maura, Eusebio Poncela, Luis Castro
Director: Alex De La Iglesia
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
USA: 124 mins
UK: 121 mins
USA Rated: R for sexual content/nudity and some violence
UK Certificate: 15 contains moderate violence, nudity and sex
USA Release Date: 29 October 2004
UK DVD Release Date: 26 December 2007


A gleeful, gloriously wicked blend of action, hilarity and luminous panoramic photography, 800 Bullets is cult auteur Alex De La Iglesia's hyper-stylized tribute to the classic spaghetti westerns.

Young Carlos (Luis Castro), discovering his grandfather was an infamous stuntman on the Almeria-sets where hundreds of epic westerns were filmed, including those of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood, embarks on a journey that will change his life forever.

With his mother's (acting legend Carmen Maura) credit card in his pocket and her on his tail, he sets off and sets his sights on Texas-Hollywood, where he discovers a band of outsiders still brawling, battling and chasing their dreams of stardom amidst the arid dust of the scorching Spanish desert.

Calamity, hilarity and death defying feats of stupidity and bravery are never far away in this acclaimed action comedy from one of modern cinema's unsung masters.


"Making Of.." featurette - approximately 30 minutes

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