Friday, May 25, 2012

Rasec does Voodoo. Russek likes eating lobster.

In a beach town in Mexico, attractive women are getting killed in voodoo ritualistic ways. The man committing these voodoo killings is Mr. Orwell (Julio Rasec)—an innocent-looking man that runs a photography store. Mr. Orwell commits these bizarre murders because he's quite perverse & truly insane and believes in some sort of high-class voodoo god. It's up to a cop name Boris (Segio Goyri) and police commander De Soto (Jorge Russek) to capture this crazy ass voodoo killer. However, they got to have a lobster dinner before searching for the killer.

In the 1992 videohome Policia De Homicidios (aka "Police Homicide"), a lobster dinner is always a must. Through out the movie, Commander De Soto always seems to have a craving for lobster—he and Boris always head out to a restaurant to have a nice & expensive lobster dinner. 

Unfortunately, Boris always seems to pay for the dinner.

Policia De Homicidios is an okay little slasher movie. Then again, I really shouldn't call it a slasher movie since we don't actually see anyone getting killed! All we get to see is Mr. Orwell putting gloves on & mumbling voodoo words as he prepares to rape & mutilate an attractive woman. The rapes & mutilations are never seen at all! At least we get to see cheaply, bloody dead bodies & people getting shot in random action sequences.

The great & late Roberto Flaco Guzman guest stars in this movie as a doctor who is currently in jail for some unknown reason. Apparently Flaco Guzman M.D. is some kind of high level witch doctor that taught Mr. Orwell all about voodoo. In the end of the movie, he escapes from jail (by using a voodoo doll!) and calls up Boris saying he's out of his jail cell and bad shit is gonna go down. That ending obviously hinted there was going to be some kind of sequel. Perhaps it exists? Most likely not, but you may never know...

Policia De Homicidios could of been so much better if we actually got see the voodoo ritual killings. Still, it's worth watching once in a great while since it is fairly entertaining. Then maybe after watching the movie, you can have a nice lobster dinner. Yeah, that sounds good. Real good. Go for it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bloody machete fights galore!

Deep in the sugarcane fields of Mexico, a man named Epifanio (Agustin Bernal) finds his wife Mayra screwing around with another man. Epifanio, with his mighty machete—kills the man and ties Mayra up so he can also kill her. After telling Epifanio "he has no balls", Mayra is instantly killed with the machete! When Epifanio's wife Mayra said 'he had no balls', she meant it. You see, Epifanio literally has no balls because a while back, an enemy cut them off with a machete, but even though Epifanio has no balls, he's still got his machete at his side and that sharp weapon alone makes him feel like a man still. A powerful man to be exact. After killing his wife, Epifanio runs off from the small town he lives in and heads out by foot to the big city. Along the way, the brothers of the man Epifanio killed search high & low for him to get their revenge. 

When Epifanio arrives in the city, he gets into a machete fight with local authorities and gets a helping hand from a drug dealer named Luis (Luis Michel). After successfully killing the cops, Epifanio and Luis drink dozens of bottles of tequila & become close friends instantly. The two men then get into more bloody machete fights together and drink even more bottles of tequila.

Con El Poder En Las Manos (aka "With Power in the Hands") is an amazing movie. It starts off bloody, gets more bloody & then it ends with more bloodshed all around. The bloody violence in the movie is what makes it so damn amazing. Now keep in mind, the only weapons ever used in the movie are sharp machetes and muscular fists. No guns whatsoever! What I find very interesting about Con El Poder En Las Manos is that Agustin Bernal did a lot of work in the movie. He starred in it, he choreographed the action scenes, he wrote & produced it and he even directed it. Agustin obviously put a lot of effort in the movie and it definitely shows. Agustin made a very unique & great action movie.

I can't think of anything bad to say about Con El Poder En Las Manos because it is just too awesome to bring down in some way. Agustin Bernal made one hell of an amazing movie for sure.