Thursday, September 20, 2012

2 Nuns In Danger!

In 2 Monjitas En Peligro (aka "2 Nuns In Danger"), A powerful/grouchy drug kingpin blackmails a couple of sisters (Edna Bolkan & Maribel Palmer) into smuggling cocaine for him. So then, the sisters dress up as nuns, acquire badass rifles, and hide the cocaine inside dry milk containers. As they drive down to deliver the cocaine at some abandoned mansion, they encounter corrupt federales and find out their father's assassin was none other than that powerful/grouchy drug kingpin!

Last time I encountered drug trafficking nuns, it was... well... Alright I guess. Not fantastic as expected though. Now when I checked out 2 Monjitas En Peligro, I finally got what I expected in a drug trafficking nun movie! Nuns with big guns, plenty of guns shooting, cocaine in coconuts & dry milk containers, and Hugo Stiglitz chain smoking cigars & surrounded by attractive women. Fantastic stuff! I totally dig it.

It's crazy how last year I could barely acquire a copy of this movie. The DVD appeared to be OOP and so that's why I settled with a somewhat pricey VHS copy. Now it appears that Amazon has plenty of DVD copies for sale! Oh how times have changed!

So if you're in the mood for some real Mexican drug trafficking nun action & Hugo Stiglitz chain smoking action, then get yourself a copy of 2 Monjitas En Peligro. It is a pretty darn fun movie. You won't get bored with it nor get annoyed with it. Check it out! 7/10.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Blood Pact with an evil fighting rooster.

A farmer named Victor (Julio Aldama) and his wife are struggling big time. They are on the verge of losing their ranch and are starving since they don't have much to eat. Victor, desperate & all, goes out to his godfather's ranch to ask him for help (borrow money, work, etc.). When the godfather (played by Eric Del Castillo) refuses to help Victor, he then realizes he could use Victor for something... something real sinister. You see, Don Rafael (Victor's godfather) made a Pacto Sangriento (aka "Blood Pact") with a local warlock back in the day and pretty soon that pact is going to end which means Don Rafael's soul will now belong to Satan (aka Don Rafael will die!).

Don Rafael not wanting to die since he's got it made (banging a young blonde, is wealthy, etc.), decides to use Victor as his replacement in the blood pact. So then, he gets Victor to fight his prized & evil rooster. In the blood pact, the evil rooster must win 7 fights and in the last one (the 8th), it will die along with the owner (which of course is now Victor). As the evil rooster wins the cockfights, it makes Victor popular & rich in the local cockfighting scene.. The cockfights are also getting him closer to death.. This evil rooster is not only slowing killing Victor, it's also killing anyone that fucks with it!

I had a pretty hard time getting through Pacto Sangriento at first because the VHS copy I have was a wreck! When I first put it on the VCR, the picture was wobbly, sound was fucked up, eventually the VCR rejected the tape. Turns out a small part inside the tape was causing these issues to happen. Eventually, I got around to fixing it and converted the tape unto a DVD-R so that way I won't have to deal with that fucked up/cursed tape ever again. 

So this movie being called Pacto Sangriento & all (derp), there is plenty of bloody kills and plenty of damn supernatural shit going on! The most memorable bloody scene of the movie is when the evil rooster forces Roberto Cañedo's character to shoot himself in the mouth. Once that old dude shoots himself in the mouth, a bunch of blood splatters out of him (of course). Now isn't that some fucked up shit?!?!?! Another memorable bloody scene is when the evil rooster kills an annoying guy by pecking him to death. This pecking death leaves a bloody mess. A really fucking bloody mess. The warlock in the movie is great. I don't know who plays him but he sure pulled off playing that over laughing, creepy, dirty, & weird warlock. I also digged his crib (a cave with a bunch of red candles).

Pacto Sangriento may be intriguing, but it is poorly made. The sound is fucked up at times (and here I am thinking it was the fucked up/cursed tape's fault!), the acting is not so great (not so great), and let's not forget the horrid singing of the hot blonde they call Susana... Oh boy... She fucking sucks so much. Clearly the actress playing Susana isn't the one singing the song "Me Engañaste Con Tu Mujer" but either way, the song is fucking stupid. The lyrics appear to be written by a 12 year old, the keyboard in the song is crap, and Susana's voice is ugly as sin. Not cute at all. Not sexy at all. It's just plain ugly. Shame on whoever sang Me Engañsaste Con Tu Mujer. Shame on you!!!

I really dig Pacto Sangriento. It's bloody fun and bloody cool. This one a real hidden gem so don't expect to see it on DVD or find the VHS tape so easily. You're gonna have to look high & low for it, get your hands dirty, & pray every night that you will find it somewhere. That's what I did... Sorta... Actually no, I just found it by accident. Cool, huh? 7/10.