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Straight to Hell

A story of blood, money, guns, coffee, and sexual tension.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 28, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2018
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary by director Alex Cox and star Dick Rude
    • Back to Hell - making-of doc
    • Black Hills - a short tour of the STRAIGHT TO HELL locations, shot by Alex Cox back in 1977
    • Straight to Hell Returns trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Dolby Digital 5.1

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten38%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 8

Spilled58%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 2,971
Rating: 1.5/4 -- Straight to Hell is simply a record of aimless behavior, of a crowd of pals asked to dress up like cowboys and mill about on a movie set. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
[With] a wildly eclectic cast including everybody from Kathy Burke to Dennis Hopper and Jim Jarmusch.
Sight and Sound
Feb 1, 2006
It's a very weird vibe, and it requires one to not only accept, but also embrace, boredom. If the movie has one theory, it's this: if you stare long enough at a certain spot, something weird and cool is bound to happen. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Jan 17, 2011
4 stars out of 5 -- Cox's homage to the spaghetti western and the Marquis de Sade, is still a brilliant achievement...
Mojo
Mar 1, 2006
[A] wacko slapstick pantomime....[With a] starry cast of musicians, including Elvis Costello, Joe Strummer and The Pogues.
Uncut
Jan 1, 2006

Product Description:

This comedy/western/musical is perhaps the strangest film by cult writer-director Alex Cox. After a botched robbery, a band of thieves heads for the desert to take shelter, only to find that the wilderness hamlet into which they've stumbled is run by a murderous, incestuous clan of coffee addicts who are struggling for control against a small band of misfits and a greedy land developer. It all makes for weird, weird stuff, highlighted by a spontaneous song-and-dance production number and cameos from such punk luminaries as Elvis Costello (as a coffee-dispensing butler) and the Pogues (as three brain-dead caballeros).

Plot Synopsis:

Idiosyncratic filmmaker Alex Cox (REPO MAN) directed this parody/homage to the fierce westerns of Sergio Leone and Sam Peckinpah. After a trio of dirty gunslingers--Norwood, Simms, and Willy--hold up a bank, they ditch the dough and hide out with a spaced-out gal pal in a small western town. But they soon find that the wilderness hamlet into which they've stumbled is run by a murderous, incestuous clan of coffee addicts who are struggling for control against a small band of misfits and a greedy land developer.
While the film is looser in structure than Cox's earlier REPO MAN and SID & NANCY, its strange pleasures include a spontaneous song-and-dance production number, the hysterically funny "Wiener Song," and cameos from such punk luminaries as Elvis Costello (as a coffee-dispensing butler) and the Pogues (as three brain-dead caballeros). The film is very weird, yet strangely rewarding.

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Production Notes:

  • Director/co-writer Alex Cox has cast this film with a variety of notable musical performers such as Elvis Costello, Grace Jones, Courtney Love and Joe Strummer of The Clash. Cox also includes in "Straight to Hell" independent-minded filmmakers like Dennis Hopper and Jim Jarmusch.
  • Screened at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.
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  • Sales Rank: 81,434
  • UPC: 738329226633
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