Thursday, September 28, 2006

Accion Mutante

Will someone please just release this state side already?!?! I'm sick to death of watching my VHS dupe from 1998. And that Canadian DVD release was just wretched. If you're not familiar with Accion Mutante (Mutant Action) it was Alex de la Igelsia's (Almodovar's protege and director of the acclaimed Perfect Crime and the upcoming adaptation of The Oxford Murders) first real success. A zany sci-fi sarcasm bomb directed towards late 90s excess. A team of "mutants" (hunchback, Siamese twins, giant, dwarf) attack a society obsessed with body image, weight loss and health. Hilarious and beautifully shot.

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