||From Dusk Till Dawn: Special Edition [DVD](1996) DVD
Outrageous horror-action outing, courtesy of director Robert Rodriguez ("Desperado") and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino, stars George Clooney and Tarantino as unbalanced siblings on a Southwest crime spree who take preacher Harvey Keitel and his children hostage. Their odyssey becomes a fight for survival when the sleazy Mexican roadside bar they stop in turns out to be a hangout for vampires. With Salma Hayek, Juliette Lewis, Cheech Marin and Fred Williamson. 108 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; audio commentary by Rodriguez, Tarantino; outtakes; featurette; theatrical trailer; TV spots; music videos; photo gallery; "making of" documentary; deleted scenes; biograp
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.
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.
El Mariachi (Special Edition) [DVD](1993) DVD
Made for a paltry $7,000 for the Hispanic home video market, Robert Rodriguez's much-acclaimed action-comedy tells the tale of a Mariachi singer who finds himself in the middle of a gang rivalry when he's mistaken for a gun-toting killer. Hip, funny and explosively violent; Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gomez star. 81 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: Spanish, English, French; Subtitles: English, French, Korean, Spanish; audio commentary by Rodriguez; bonus short "Bedhead" (1991); featurette; theatrical trailers; scene access.
Spy Kids 2: The Island Of Lost Dreams [DVD](2002) DVD
In this thrilling sequel, Carmen and Juni Cortez have become junior members of the OSS and are enlisted to go to an extreme amusement park to find a pair of rival spy kids. But all four child agents unite as they try to track down a mad scientist on a mysterious island where he's about to use his deadly Transmooger Device. Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Steve Buscemi and Mike Judge star in this wild family yarn from Robert Rodriguez. 98 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; audio commentary by Rodriguez; "making of" documentary; featurettes; deleted scenes; outtakes; music video; photo gallery; publicity materials; DVD-ROM content.
Four Rooms [DVD](1995) DVD
The rooms of the title are in an antiquated L.A. hotel where new bellhop Tim Roth can't avoid getting involved with such zany guests as a coven of witches seeking special sperm to complete a potion, a sadistic hubby and his game-playing wife, a gangster's mischievous kids, and a group of party-goers who make a macabre wager. With Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Beals, Madonna, Marisa Tomei, Bruce Willis; directed by Allison Anders, Robert Rodriguez, Alexandre Rockwell and Quentin Tarantino. 98 min.Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digitasl Surround; scene access.
The Faculty [DVD](1998) DVD
Director Robert Rodriguez and scripter Kevin Williamson blend "The Breakfast Club" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" for this creepy sci-fi tale about a small-town Ohio high school whose teachers and staff begin acting strangely. A small group of students discovers that the adults are the first victims of an alien invasion. Well-made chiller stars Elijah Wood, Laura Harris, Robert Patrick, Piper Laurie and Bebe Neuwirth. 105 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; theatrical trailer; scene access.
Rebellious teenagers, fast cars and rock and roll music all add up to high-octane action when a young man in a small town in the '50s runs afoul of the local lawman and his troublemaking son in this retro rouser from director Robert Rodriguez ("From Dusk Till Dawn"). David Arquette, Salma Hayek, John Hawkes star. 93 min.
Full Tilt Boogie(1997) VHS
This revealing, behind-the-scenes look at the production of the 1996 cult horror-thriller "From Dusk Till Dawn" follows the film's 10-week shoot in the middle of the California desert. Director Robert Rodriguez, writer/co-star Quentin Tarantino, and actors George Clooney, Harvey Keitel and Juliette Lewis are featured joking around and talking candidly about their careers and the movie. 100 min.