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« on: February 07, 2007, 12:50:36 PM »

Perdita Durango (aka Dance with the Devil)
Rated: R/unrated
5 slimes  
1997
Submitted by Fausto



THE CHARACTERS

Perdita Durango - Rosie Perez! Naughty prostitute(?) from a broken home; has a taste for anything "blonde and muscular"

Romeo - Mexican witch doctor with ties to the mob; has a strong belief in the ways of Santeria and will gladly slaughter innocents to appease the gods

Dwayne - Hostage and potential ritual sacrifice, is mostly a whiny runt

Estelle - Dwayne's girlfriend, has more guts than he does but still spends much of the film in tears

Woody - James Gandolfini! Special agent assigned to go after Romeo, mostly a bumbling idiot but seemingly indestructible nevertheless

Adolfo - Screaming Jay Hawkins! Romeo's top hat wearing assistant; gets shot.


LESSONS LEARNED

All white people are dumb cowards
Some people will pay good money to see a corpse get hacked to pieces
If you live on an island with only two cars, it is inevitable that they will one day crash into each other
There's nothing more terrifying than Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass
Sometimes foreplay includes asking a person about their life goals
Human fetuses are a primary ingredient in skin cream

STUFF TO WATCH FOR

1 mins - Yeah, right, like this guy would really have a chance without money involved
9 mins - I guess if you've gone that far you might as well abuse your power a little further...RANDOM GRATUITOUS BREAST SHOT!
14 mins - I really didn't need to see that dead guy's privates
29 mins - I LOVE THIS SONG!
40 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A WITCHDOCTOR AND A RABBIT! CALL PETA!
44 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A VIRGIN!
44 mins - Wait a minute, does her shirt say what I think it says? Talk about foreshadowing...
51 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST EACH OTHER!
58 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST PERDITA!
1 hr 9 mins - That guy needs to stay away from cars
1 hr 10 mins - He's still alive?
1 hr 18 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST TONY SOPRANO!
1 hr 34 mins - She snorted that like a pro, hmmm...
1 hr 35 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A MEXICAN GUY!
1 hr 40 mins - Okay, this car business is starting to get a little old...


NOTABLE QUOTES

Perdita: "The two greatest pleasures in life are f@#$ing and killing."

Some Guy: "Go f@#$ the cactus and leave me alone!"

Romeo: "I'm going to dance with the devil in the full moonlight....Its from Batman."
Perdita:"F@#$ Batman!"

THE PLOT

Our story begins with Perdita Durango, a spitefully vindictive and seductively delicious punta on the lookout for easy cash (and played to the hilt by a somehow less irritating Rosie Perez). While spreading her dead sister's ashes at a cemetery, she happens to spy a caretaker selling a recently deceased corpse to some men in a truck. Later on, by coincidence or not, she meets up with one of the men, Romeo, a Vietnam vet and professional witch doctor, who promises her wealth and adventure if she follows him back to Mexico. Having nothing better to do, she agrees, and the two head across the border with an incompetent special agent on their trail.
After witnessing one of Romeo's gory rituals, attended by a flock of weirdo disciples with money to burn, Perdita immediately hits upon the idea of kidnapping a gringo (white man) and using him as a sacrifice. They end up with not one but two, a whitebred teenage couple who, for the most part, only serve to hinder Romeo and Perdita's plans. Meanwhile, Romeo is offered a chance to make some fast cash - intercept and safely deliver a truck full of human fetuses to a secret laboratory for testing. Unfortunately, things don't turn out exactly as planned, and some of the higher-ups aren't impressed with Romeo's work...
Awesome film. Okay, so maybe the whole Bonnie and Clyde thing has been done to death, but so what? This film has great acting, a fairly interesting story, memorable characters, and  even Tony Soprano! Not to mention plenty of gore, violence and sex for the most jaded b-Filmer. The ending leaves something to be desired, but that's about it. A must for Tarantino fans.
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 12:11:35 AM »

This was a great movie.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 10:06:13 PM »

I HATED this movie!    And I was a big fan of the director's previous film involving the death metal fans trying to keep the devil from coming back to earth (the name escapes me at the moment.

If it didn't have the always lovely Rosie Perez half naked through most of the film, I wouldn't have been able to make it through it.  TeddyR
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 10:39:09 PM »

It wasn't a "great" film in my opinion, but I liked it.

Rosie Perez has become just an obnoxious actress which takes away from any attractiveness she might have. Is she even finding work anymore? She seems like a pig.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 10:44:03 PM »

...less irritating Rosie Perez)

Four words I never thought would go in the same sentence.  TeddyR
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