Once Upon A Time In Mexico: Grindhouse Cut

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Original Release Date:
2003
Original Running Time:
102
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
80
Time Cut:
22
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Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
To make a faster paced and reconstructed version of the film with grindhouse elements.
I find the original version too messy and unfocused with Carolinas (Salma Hayek) scenes split out across the whole film.
In this version all her scenes have been placed at the beginning and then a more streamlined version of the film can take place.
Intention:
*To make it faster paced and more streamlined.
*To add a Grindhouse feeling.
Other Sources:
*Added the song "Misirlou" by Dick Dale & His Del-tones to the new intro/credit scene.
Special Thanks:
a big thanks to all pre-viewers from different platforms.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
*added the song "Misirlou" by Dick Dale & His Del-tones in the new credit scene.
*removed original credit scene
*all scenes with Carolina (Salma Hayek) have been placed in the beginning instead of spread out like in the original.

*cut the Barillo Estate scene
*cut the AFN office scene
*cut the President scene
*moved El Mariachi & Carolina scene
*trimmed the scene when El Mariachi enters the church.
*moved Sands on the phone meeting the kid to later in the movie.
*cut Sands and Jorge (FBI) scene (they only communicate on the phone in this edit)
*cut El Mariachi meeting with the other Mariachis at the club.
*cut the whole arena scene (Bullfight)
*cut Sands meeting Belini a second time.
*cut Sands meeting with Ajedrez
*cut Jorge scene.
*moved El Mariachi and his Mariachi friends playing at the Presidents place.
*moved Carolina flashbacks.

*added film damage/grain to the whole movie to get a grindhouse feeling.
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A great fan edit that is not only as good as the previous 2 movies but a great send-off to the Mexico trilogy itself. I was a bit skeptical about the grindhouse grain in the movie but given that the movie despite its big budget kinda looks like a direct-to-video movie like Boondocks Saints 2 its grain makes it better to look at though a Black and White version would be cool too. And while I am not a fan of current-day Robert Rodriguez with the exception of Sin City, Alita, and maybe Spy Kids out of nostalgia(lol) this great fan edit brings back that good ol' Rodriguez that everyone used to love and appreciate.

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Lately I have been on a Grindhouse binge. This is one of the titles I watched as soon as I downloaded it. Its lots of fun and it reminded me of when I was much younger and going to the drive in to see these types of movies. I showed this to my girlfriend who is not into fan edits at all and after a few minutes I went to turn it off and she slapped my hand. Because she wanted to watch it., and now she is a fan edit convert. As usual I don't write about the techie stuff because I don't watch these for that reason. I watch for enjoyment and to see other "views" on a title. So just the fun element and making a convert I will give this a 5 outta five on my popcorn scale.

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