dvd reviews

August 26, 2010
By Jared Curtis


‘Big Money Rustlas’

Directed by Paul Andresen

Rated R, 95 minutes

After subjecting us to years of horrible music and their first film, “Big Money Hustlas,” the Insane Clown Posse returns with a western spin in “Big Money Rustlas.” The film is awful, but prior to it starting, I had fun watching commercials for all of Insane Clown Posse memorabilia including shoes, clothes, CDs, energy drinks, a wrestling organization and DVDs of their annual Gathering of the Juggalos. (Tila Tequila was recently pelted in the face with rocks and excrement at this year’s celebration.) The worst part of all, Jason Mewes (“Clerks,” “Mallrats”) plays a bumbling sheriff’s deputy. Throughout the film, a number of D-list celebrities pop up including Tom Sizemore, Ron Jeremy, Brigitte Nielsen, Vanilla Ice, Jimmie Walker, Dustin Diamond and Todd Bridges. If grown men wearing clown make-up in western gear sounds good, then “Big Money Rustlas” is for you. Otherwise avoid this cinematic disaster like the plague. CV



Directed by Sergio Corbucci

1966, Rated R, 91 minutes

In the 1960s, Italian filmmakers were tired of the low amount of violence and bloodshed in stateside westerns and created their own, ultra violent and outlandish films known as “Spaghetti Westerns.” This genre ultimately led to the discovery of Clint Eastwood in the Man with No Name Trilogy (“A Fistful of Dollars,” “For A Few Dollars More” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”). One of the most popular of the genre is “Django.” Franco Nero stars as a wandering gunslinger who enters a town caught between two feuding gangs. Django is a quiet man, dragging a coffin behind him everywhere he goes. But as soon as he is challenged, the coffin opens and a massive machine gun appears, mowing down his enemies. “Django” is extremely violent and one of the best the genre has to offer. If you like your westerns rough, tough and full of gunfights, “Django” is the film for you. CV

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