Witching & bitching

Witching & bitching

DVD - 2014 | Spanish
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When a bank heist in the city doesn't all go according to plan, Jose and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain to slip over the border. Little do they know when they make a stop at a small tavern in the Basque countryside they find themselves the honored quests of a family of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual.
Publisher: New York, NY : IFC in Theaters LLC, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780788618536
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Dec 02, 2017

What a blast! I love screwball comedies and comic-horror and this one did not disappoint with its hilarious dialog and over-the-top characters.

Dec 23, 2016

Am in full agreement with commenter below; it won't appeal to the prurient, but some will find it funny and entertaining - - gory, though. I enjoyed Carolina Bang's performance; she's not just a looker!

Mar 20, 2016

The first spanish screw-ball movie I've ever seen. Very fast-paced with a rat-a-tat delivery of funny one-liners and outrageous situations this is a laugh riot! Several times I had to pause and rewind to get the jokes because the delivery is so fast but well worth the minor effort. And for fans of Terry Gilliam there is an ending that he could only have imagined. Funny, profane and swift. Watch it!

Mar 17, 2016

This is a nice movie, that transcends any language differences, there is quite a bit of gross out humor/horror, but then there is the good writing funny parts. Any fan of Sponge Bob shouldn't watch this movie...;)

Mar 12, 2015

The battle between the sexes takes an infernal turn in writer/director Álex de la Iglesia’s multiple award winning lampoon of sexism, machismo, and PMS. A gang of thieves posing as street performers, including a silvery Jesus Christ and martian green G.I. Joe, make off with a small fortune in gold after staging a crazy daylight heist in one of Madrid’s busiest squares. Two of the men, bitter divorcé José and henpecked Antonio, manage to escape (Sponge Bob went down in a hail of bullets and Minnie Mouse just couldn’t run fast enough) along with José’s 10-year old son whom he refused to leave with his ex-wife since it was his visitation day after all. Commandeering a nearby taxi—whose driver has relationship troubles of his own—the group make their way to the French border. But a pit stop at an isolated country village brings about horrifying complications for the local women belong to the vanguard of a nationwide coven of witches preparing for a gruesome ritual—and a taxi full of desperate men is just what they’ve been waiting for. Meanwhile José’s shrewish wife is hot on the trail of her errant husband with a pair of bickering detectives right behind her. Starting with opening credits that pay homage to famous crones throughout history (including Maggie Thatcher) and a brilliantly choreographed robbery filmed guerilla-style since the crew did not have permission to shut down Madrid’s bustling Puerta Del Sol, the thrills and laughs come fast and furious right up to the grand finale, a subterranean witches’ sabbath that must have given the special effects department headaches for a week. Filled with wry tongue-in-cheek observations on male and female peccadilloes, not to mention some laugh-out-loud sight gags and one-liners, the tone is decidedly light even if the blood flows a bit freely at times. A very funny comedy of horrors with a script that makes you giggle even as it slaps you upside the head.

Chapel_Hill_ShannonB Jan 26, 2015

This Spanish film is wacky, entertaining, chaotic, and at times, very funny. A lot of the dialogue is witty and while it is light on gore, I would still classify it as horror. I would recommend it especially to fans of the Evil Dead franchise or anyone who likes horror with humor.


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