||The Mambo Kings(1992) VHS
An exhilarating, music-filled drama based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about two musical Cuban brothers who arrive in 1950s America with hopes of making it big in the world of Mambo music. Armand Assante, Antonio Banderas, Cathy Moriarty, Maruschka Detmers and Talisa Soto star in this seductive film that also features appearances by Celia Cruz, Tito Puente and Desi Arnaz, Jr. 104 min.
Assassins [DVD](1995) DVD
World-weary hit man Sylvester Stallone is ready to retire after one last assignment, but the mission turns out to be a set-up and pits him against cocky young rival Antonio Banderas in a fight for survival. Intense actioner also stars Julianne Moore. 133 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; production notes; scene access.
Desperado (Special Edition) [DVD](1995) DVD
Robert Rodriguez's remake of his made-on-pennies sensation "El Mariachi" is an explosive actioner starring Antonio Banderas as the swaggering guitar-player who takes on a series of hombres in a Mexican town ruled by a druglord with whom he has a score to settle. Salma Hayek is his fetching romantic interest; cameos are turned in by Quentin Tarantino and Cheech Marin. 103 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; featurettes; audio commentary by Rodriguez.
Evita [DVD](1996) DVD
Madonna is charismatically radiant in the title role of the hit musical, playing the born-to-poverty actress who seduced her way into power as the wife of Argentinean President Juan Peron and was both revered and hated by her countrymen until her death at the age of 33 in 1952. Director Alan Parker's adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice Broadway smash also stars Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Pryce; songs include "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" and the Oscar-winning "You Must Love Me," written especially for the film. 135 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: Spanish; scene access.
Two Much [DVD](1996) DVD
After she saves him from a potentially dangerous hustle, ditzy heiress Melanie Griffith gets engaged to art swindler Antonio Banderas. Just as they're about to get married, however, Banderas falls for sister Daryl Hannah. Since she doesn't like him, Banderas decides to pose as an imaginary twin brother in order to woo both women. With Joan Cusack. 118 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo.
The Mask Of Zorro [DVD](1998) DVD
The spirit of Fairbanks, Power, Williams and Hamilton lives on in the guise of Antonio Banderas, the thief who dons a cape and mask when recruited by the aging Don Diego de la Vega (Anthony Hopkins) to adopt his alter-ego of Zorro and take on the evil Spanish governor of Alta California in 1841. Smashing swashbuckling scenes highlight this stylish adventure saga co-starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stuart Wilson. 137 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; photo gallery; scene accesscostume designs; deleted scenes; publicity material; filmographies; music video; theatrical trailers.
The 13th Warrior [DVD](1999) DVD
Based on Michael Crichton's "Eaters of the Dead," this medieval adventure stars Antonio Banderas as a 10th-century ambassador from Baghdad who is confronted by Vikings while on a mission in Russia. Banderas is recruited to join them as they fight a supernatural presence destroying the Norsemen's villages. With Omar Sharif, Diane Venora; directed by John McTiernan ("Die Hard"). 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby 5.1, French Dolby stereo; scene access; theatrical trailer.
Spy Kids [DVD](2001) DVD
When grade-schoolers Carmen and Juni Cortez learn that their parents are retired secret agents who have been captured by a kid's show host/criminal mastermind with dreams of global domination, the youngsters load up with high-tech gadgets to save Mom and Dad...and the world. Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Cheech Marin and Alan Cumming star in the hit family adventure from writer/director Robert Rodriguez ("El Mariachi"). Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailers.
Original Sin [DVD](2001) DVD
Nineteenth-century Cuban coffee plantation owner Antonio Banderas is surprised when the plain mail-order bride he sends for from the U.S. turns out to be sexy beauty Angelina Jolie...but not as surprised as he is when, a short time later, his new wife vanishes, along with his fortune. Banderas begins an obsessive search for Jolie, but does he want her back...or want her dead? Based on a Cornell Woolrich novel that also inspired Truffaut's "Mississippi Mermaid," this steamy thriller also stars Thomas Jane, Jack Thompson. 110 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English 5.1 Surround stereo, French stereo, Spanish stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever [DVD](2002) DVD
Hyper-actioner with Lucy Liu as Sever, lethal ex-operative for a secret government agency, and Antonio Banderas as Ecks, a retired FBI agent on the skids since his wife died in a mysterious blast years earlier. Pressed back into service after learning she may be alive, Ecks first battles, then teams with, Sever to find his wife and stop Sever's scheming former boss, who's obtained a high-tech assassination "micro-robot." Talisa Soto, Ray Park and Gregg Henry also star in this aggressive thriller, based on the popular video game. 87 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailer; game.