Monday, December 10, 2007
Blood and Guns: A Story of War and Passion
Starring: Orson Welles, Thomas Milian and John Steiner
If you poke around on the interweb looking for information on Blood and Guns you are not going to find out much about this one. There is neither an imdb or wikipedia entry under this title. I found a VHS copy of this movie swimming in a sea of delightful terribleness in the back room of Odd Obsession video in Chicago. I was attracted to this movie by the wonderful cover art - an implication of guns and babes within- and because it starred Orson Welles.
Blood and Guns takes place in Mexico during the revolution of 1913. This was a big time for revolutions, just a few years before Lenin and the boys started up with their own bit of shenanigans over Russia way. If you would like to read a bit more about this important period in Mexican history you should read John Reed’s Insurgent Mexico. If you want to watch a hilarious movie with oily-chested depictions of Mexicans speaking in English with a kinda' Italian kinda' Mexican accents, shoot em' ups on horseback, and a car falling over a cliff while engulfed in a ball of flames then Blood and Guns is for you.