"The series is based on the Robert Rodriguez film of the same name that was originally released in 1996. That movie featured Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney as the Gecko brothers, a pair of psychotic bank robbers who kidnap a family after their latest robbery. When the group takes a detour to a brothel in Mexico, they soon learn that the establishment is run by vampires.
How that’ll translate to a television series remains to be seen, but Robert Rodriguez has promised that the series will expand upon the history of the characters. For instance, we’ll get to see what the Gecko brothers were up to before we saw them in the film."
No artwork for the series yet but here's a trailer...
So I watched the first episode. It was... I don't know. The first episode was a re-imagining of the shootout in the liquor store. They heavily expanded on it and completely added a third person. Plus the girls lived.
Richie Gecko is not just a psycho, he's a psycho who's being haunted by Satanico Pandemonium. It wasn't bad, but it steps away from what we know, sort of like a DC Elseworlds or a Marvel's What If... for the story. I'm gonna continue watching it, of course. But I'm wary.
They say ish in it, though. So... dunno if the rest of the El Rey network is censored or not. Gonna put Reservoir Dogs on demand on and see if that's butchered or not.
Okay, so Tarantino is cursing up a storm and it's all there. Now I got some movies to watch on demand. They have 3 of Chiba's Street Fighter on it, and every Friday night they have Grindhouse movie nights. This could be awesome.
Not so awesome, they blur out the nudity. Damn. What a waste.
Since Rodriguez is directly involved (slight pun intended), I'm going to continue to give it a watch. But overall I'll be passing on the channel as a whole unless there is really a movie I want to see bad, censoring or not.
Post by gorepolice on Mar 21, 2014 16:15:12 GMT -5
I had a feeling this one would be a waste of time. Sometimes straying from the source material can be a good thing, but with something like this, there was no way. Why they didn't just go with a different set of characters is beyond me.
From the trailer I was thinking the same thing, might hold me for an episode or two but I'm so used to the movie it just wouldn't work in the long run. Well, you gave it a shot which is more than I'll probably do.