Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi Trilogy Shooting its Way Onto Blu-ray January 2011

Who doesn’t know about Robert Rodriguez’s “El Mariachi”? Even if you aren’t a fan of his movies, his tale of getting a film made on a shoestring budget is legendary. The man made the movie for something like seven cents (or thereabouts) using money he acquired while subjecting himself as a human guniea pig in some Godforsaken medical facility. (It was also there that he met “El Mariachi’s” villain, FYI.) Rodriguez would follow up the low-budget “El Mariachi” with the bigger budgeted “Desperado”, which also got a major cast upgrade with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, not to mention a cameo by Rodriguez buddy Quentin Tarantino. The third in the trilogy, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” did “Desperado” one better, with an even bigger budget and even bigger cast, including Johnny Depp as a sleazy gringo in Mexico. For the very first time, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing all three “El Mariachi” films to Blu-ray on January 4, 2011.

The trilogy will be released on two Blu-ray discs, with “El Mariachi” and “Desperado” on one, and “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” on its own separate disc. Special features and box art for both below.


  • Director Robert Rodriguez Commentary
  • Director’s Commentary
  • MovieIQ
  • The Cutting Room
  • 10 Minute Film School
  • Robert Rodriguez’s Student Film: “Bed Head”
  • 10 More Minutes: Anatomy of a Shootout
  • Los Lobos with Antonio Banderas – “Morena De Mi Corazón”
  • Tito & Tarantula- “Back To The House That Love Built”


  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • Ten-Minute Flick School
  • Inside Troublemaker Studios
  • Ten-Minute COOKING School
  • Film is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez
  • The Anti-Hero’s Journey
  • The Good, the Bad and the Bloody: Inside KNB FX
  • Robert Rodriguez Audio Commentary
  • MovieIQ
  • The Cutting Room