The Mexico Trilogy (4K + Blu-ray Limited Edition) (Arrow Video) [UK]

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Sep 10, 2012
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Release date: August 26, 2024
Purchase links: Arrow Films - Zavvi - HMV
Price: £50.00 (Arrow Films) - £49.99 (Zavvi - HMV)
Notes: UHD is Desperado

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LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition (1080p) Region B Blu-ray presentations of all three films
  • 4K (2160p) Ultra HD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) of Desperado
  • Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing by Carlos Aguilar and Nicholas Clement
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • Double sided posters featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • Collectable poster featuring Robert Rodriguez's original poster concept for El Mariachi
DISC 1 - EL MARIACHI (REGION B BLU-RAY)

  • Original uncompressed Latin-American Spanish stereo audio, plus an English dub in lossless stereo
  • Optional English subtitles, plus English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Commentary by writer-director Robert Rodriguez
  • Big Vision Low Budget, a newly filmed interview with Rodriguez
  • The Original Mariachi, a newly filmed interview with producer/star Carlos Gallardo
  • The Music of 'El Mariachi', a newly produced featurette on the music in the film, featuring interviews with composers Eric Guthrie, Chris Knudson, Alvaro Rodriguez and Marc Trujillo
  • Ten Minute Film School, an archive featurette produced and narrated by Rodriguez
  • Bedhead, a 1991 short film by Rodriguez
  • Theatrical trailer and TV spot
DISCS 2 & 3 - DESPERADO (REGION B BLU-RAY / 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY)

  • New 4K restoration from the original camera negative by Sony Pictures
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio and DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Audio commentary by writer-director Robert Rodriguez
  • Lean and Mean, a newly filmed interview with Rodriguez
  • Shoot Like Crazy, a newly filmed interview with producer Bill Borden
  • Kill Count, a newly filmed interview with stunt coordinator Steve Davison
  • Lock and Load, a newly filmed interview with special effects coordinator Bob Shelley
  • Game Changer, a newly filmed appreciation by filmmaker Gareth Evans (The Raid)
  • Ten More Minutes: Anatomy of a Shootout, an archive featurette narrated by Rodriguez
  • Textless opening ("Morena de mi Corazón")
  • Theatrical trailers
DISC 4 - ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO (REGION B BLU-RAY)

  • Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Commentary by writer-director Robert Rodriguez
  • The Revolution Will Be Digitized, a newly filmed interview with Rodriguez
  • Troublemaking, a newly filmed interview with visual effects editor Ethan Maniquis
  • Eight deleted scenes, with optional commentary by Rodriguez
  • Ten Minute Flick School, an archive featurette narrated by Rodriguez
  • Inside Troublemaker Studios, an archive featurette on Rodriguez's studio in Austin
  • Ten Minute Cooking School, an archive featurette in which Rodriguez shows you how to cook Puerco Pibil
  • Film is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez, a presentation by the director given in 2003
  • The Anti-Hero's Journey, an archive featurette on the arc of the Mariachi
  • The Good, the Bad and the Bloody: Inside KNB FX, an archive featurette on the film's special effects
  • Theatrical trailers
 
Yeah, I must've missed the fact these weren't all 4K with the US edition... what a letdown :(
 
It reminds me of when they released the first 4 Rocky and Star Trek films in 4k boxsets. Just rushing out what they had at the time instead of waiting for a complete set to be ready
 
I get not releasing the first film in 4k given how it was shot, but not having the 3rd film in 4k in a trilogy box set seems a little stupid.
Once Upon A Time in Mexico was shot digitally at 1080p , it can’t be remastered at 4K .