Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - Get the Gringo

Saturday, July 7, 2012

DVD Review - Get the Gringo

About the DVD 
Car chases, bloody bodies and a hard-core prison… all in a day’s work. Mel Gibson’s vacation plans take a turn for the worse in the raw, explosive and action-packed GET THE GRINGO, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download July 17 courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Icon Productions. Gibson stars as Driver, an American criminal who violently crashes his car through the border wall as he tries to outrun the U.S. Border Patrol and coming to a screeching halt in Mexico. Having survived the crash only to land inside a hard-core Mexican prison, Driver enters the strange and dangerous world of “El Pueblito.” In the middle of this ruthless penal colony, Driver must do whatever it takes to survive, even if he must turn to the unlikely guidance from a 10-year-old kid who shows him the ropes.

Featuring a command performance reminiscent of his early action-adventure career, Gibson’s talent is excelled only by his contributions to GET THE GRINGO as the film’s producer and co-screenwriter. Gibson teamed with Adrian Grunberg his first assistant director on APOCALYPTO who co-wrote and debuted as director on this explosive action flick. Filmed in Mexico, the multi-lingual film also stars Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Jesus Ochoa, Roberto Sosa, Dolores Heredia, Kevin Hernandez, Fernando Becerril, Mayra Serbullo, Mario Zaragoza, Gerardo Taracena, Tenoch Huerta and Peter Gerety. Co-producers include Bruce Davey and Stacy Perskie. The Blu-ray is loaded with special features including five behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film and a music video. Prebook is June 20.

GET THE GRINGO Blu-ray Special Features

  • Get the Gringo: A Look Inside
  • “El Corrido del Gringo” Music Video
  • On-Set: The Car Chase · On-Set: The Showdown
  • On-Set: The Raid 
GET THE GRINGO DVD Special Features

  • Get The Gringo: A Look Inside
  • “El Corrido Del Gringo” Music Video
My Take on the DVD
I have always enjoyed movies with Mel Gibson in them and this was a great one! Full of action and adventure, you get to see Mel Gibson in an amazing thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. I know that some people have had concerns with Gibsons' actions in the past, but for me, I look at the work of the actor, and this is just another great example of the versatility that he offers in the movies that he is in. This movie is not for young eyes, but it is a movie that places you in a different role than I have seen him in in quite some time and it was a great change and he did a great job (as did the other actors in the film. If you have not seen this, I encourage you to see this today!

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