90s action classic “Desperado” is getting a 4K Zavvi exclusive Steelbook release in August

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On August 26th you’ll be able to pick up this new 4K steelbook release of Robert Rodriguez’s incredible Desperado, loaded with Arrow’s usual selection of new and legacy bonus features.

Pre-orders are live now.

Pre-order: Zavvi

He came back to settle the score with someone. Anyone. EVERYONE.

After turning the independent film world upside-down with his inventive microbudget debut, writer-director Robert Rodriguez continued the myth of the mysterious Mariachi in the follow-up Desperado, armed with all the explosive pyrotechnics that Hollywood studio money can buy!

A shadowy figure stalks the Mexican underworld, travelling from town to town with only a guitar case in hand; however, what El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) has on his mind isn’t music, but merciless vengeance. With enough bullets up his sleeves for every bandito in his path, the guitar-playing gunslinger has his sights firmly set on taking down a powerful drug lord (Joaquim de Almeida), but only the love of a local bookstore owner (Salma Hayek) will help the Mariachi get out of town alive.

With a rogues’ gallery of memorable supporting turns from the likes of Danny Trejo, Steve Buscemi, Cheech Marin and Quentin Tarantino, Rodriguez’s instant action classic blends American indie cool and Hong Kong hyperkineticism with a Latino flavor firmly the director’s own.


  • New 4K restoration from the original camera negative by Sony Pictures
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) and High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Limited Edition SteelBook packaging
  • 32-page collectors’ booklet featuring new writing by Carlos Aguilar and Nicholas Clement
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio and DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Audio commentary by writer-director Robert Rodriguez
  • Lean and Mean, a newly filmed interview with Rodriguez
  • Shoot Like Crazy, a newly filmed interview with producer Bill Borden
  • Kill Count, a newly filmed interview with stunt coordinator Steve Davison
  • Lock and Load, a newly filmed interview with special effects coordinator Bob Shelley
  • Game Changer, a newly filmed appreciation by filmmaker Gareth Evans (The Raid)
  • Ten More Minutes: Anatomy of a Shootout, an archive featurette narrated by Rodriguez
  • Textless opening (“Morena de mi Corazón”)
  • Theatrical trailers

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