DVD Review: BRING ME THE HEAD OF THE MACHINE GUN WOMAN

PrintE-mail Written by J.D. Gillam

Review: Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman / Certificate: 18 / Director: Ernesto Diaz Espinoza / Screenplay: Ernesto Diaz Espinoza / Starring: Fernanda Urrejola, Matias Oviedo / Release Date: October 7th

Whilst using the toilet in a club he works at, Santiago (Oviedo) overhears his boss telling his henchman to kill the female bounty hunter, ‘The Machine Gun Woman’ (Urrejola), who just also happens to be the boss’ ex. When the DJ is discovered cowering in the stall, he is tasked with bringing the head of the bounty hunter to the boss, Che Longana, within 24 hours, or he will be killed.

That’s basically the plot in a nutshell of BMTHOTMGW, a Chilean made, insane production. Imagine a live action Grand Theft Auto, complete with missions and over-the-top violence, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what you’re going to see. It’s fun, with a fast pace, and it never tries to take itself too seriously, which when you consider that it is another in a long list of Grindhouse-style films made on the cheap to cash in on the craze for the ultra-violence and sleaze-fests of the 1970s, is no bad thing.

It’s entertaining to a certain level and the obvious nods to gaming – Santiago is a gaming addict, which his mother chastises him for; on every ‘mission’ the camera follows his car and the on-screen announcements are in the same font as in the old Grand Theft Auto games – make this a more interesting and tongue-in-cheek film than others of the same ilk.

BMTHOTMGW isn't going to win any awards, but this South American curio is a fun way to spend just over seventy minutes, especially if you get a few friends and some alcohol together!

Extras: None


Suggested Articles:
It’s a century and a half after mankind has declared God dead, and hell has frozen over. Or rather
Okay… what was that? Fallen is based on Lauren Kate’s best-selling book series and is the latest
Adapted by Patrick Ness from his own universally acclaimed bestselling novel, A Monster Calls centre
Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) wakes up disorientated and groggy inside a hibernation pod, a hologram (Na
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Other articles in DVD / Blu-ray Reviews

THE WINTER SOLDIER (AKA 2307: WINTER’S DREAM) 25 April 2017

FALLEN 25 April 2017

A MONSTER CALLS 25 April 2017

PASSENGERS 25 April 2017

1990 SERIES ONE 24 April 2017

THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE 23 April 2017

PERFORMANCE 23 April 2017

NISEKOI SEASON 2 23 April 2017

THE HUNGER 23 April 2017

MIDNIGHT SUN 23 April 2017

- Entire Category -

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner