Monday, July 29, 2013

Crime Connection & Psychothrill.

Sergio Goyri and the late Joaquin Cordero play a couple of cops named Ricardo and "Abuelo" (Grandpa) that are after local drug traffickers. They go around town shooting up drug hitmen & searching various places for drugs. One place where a shootout/drug bust breaks out is at a bowling alley. Cool, huh?

While that happens, we meet a legit looking businessman who has taken an interest in a cabaret dancer named Rita (Patricia Rivera). They share drinks, go out to fancy restaurants, and eventually they marry. Rita believes she's finally living the good life. Too bad for her though because she's actually just been setup by drug traffickers! Rita's 'husband' is going to use her to smuggle cocaine from South America into to their native Mexico. When Rita is caught with the cocaine, she is then incarcerated. Believing her story about getting married & all; Rita's defense lawyer and the cop Ricardo search high & low for evidence to prove Rita's innocence. As they search, a punk-looking hitman (Roberto Flaco Guzman) for the drug traffickers kills anyone that gives information leading to the man that set up Rita.

Conexion Criminal (aka "Crime Connection")? Or Psychothrill? Different titles. Different languages. Same movie! Whatever you want to call it, this movie is straight up good. This is one crime flick that takes itself serious and remains serious until the end. Roberto Flaco Guzman and Patricia Rivera pretty much steal the entire movie. Patricia Rivera's attractive appearance keeps you glued to the tv screen and Flaco's punk look and stabbing scenes keep you in suspense. OOOH YES.

Conexion Criminal, or Psychothrill is definitely worth a look. However, be sure to find the full uncut version of the movie. There's TV cut copies floating around Walmarts & swap meets. If the copy you have is missing the brutal murder scenes (child hanging, man set on fire, stabbing scenes, etc.) and the Patricia Rivera nude scene, then you're stuck with a lame ass cut copy. As far as I know, Any Conexion Criminal VHS releases are uncut, DVD's are cut, and the ultra rare Psychothrill VHS is completely uncut. However, the Psychothrill copy is missing the ending! How that happened is beyond me..

Be sure to check out Conexion Criminal sometime or be sure check out Psychothrill sometime. Either way, you're definitely gonna dig this fucking movie. 7/10.

Clips from the Psychothrill VHS:

Punk Flaco Guzman Music Video: