Release Date:July 17,2012
If Mel Gibson hadn't had another public meltdown - Get The Gringo could have been the film to vault him back up to the top of the action heap. Gibson still knows how to act his way through an action film and he certainly does in this intense and exciting prison set thriller. For action fans, and old-school Mel Gibson fans, Get The Gringo should not be missed -it is a true return to form for the once mega-movie star. I really wish I had this film on blu-ray as the DVD screener sent does not do the picture justice. If you have hi-def capabilities, and a decent sound system, crank it, sit back and hang on!
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.
GET THE GRINGO DVD Special Features
· Get The Gringo: A Look Inside
· “El Corrido Del Gringo” Music Video