Three Amigos

by Alan Rapp on January 11, 2018

in Home Video

  • Title: Three Amigos
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Three Amigos DVD reviewToday’s Throwback Thursday post takes us back to the 1986 comedy which united Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short as a trio of silent B-movie stars mistaken for the western gunfighters they portray on film. In many ways the film proved to be a precursor to Galaxy Quest (or, as I like to call it, the best Star Trek movie ever made) which took the same premise of Hollywood stars and threw them into a world they had only pretended to live in. While Three Amigos is no Galaxy Quest, the zany comedy still holds up relatively well three decades later with the trio’s amusing antics, the accidental death of the Invisible Horseman, and a trio of original songs from Randy Newman.

Borrowing the basic set-up from Seven Samurai, a woman from a small Mexican village (Patrice Martinez) seeks the help of gunfighters to defend her home against the bandit El Guapo (Alfonso Arau) and his outlaws. Watching part of a film starring the western heroes, and believing them to be gunfighters, Carmen enlists the help of the Amigos who mistakenly believe they are being offered a role in a prestigious film with an in-famous co-star. Hilarity ensues.

There are plenty of laughs here, a nice family-friendly message, and, as an added bonus, the film teaches youngsters the meaning of the word plethora! The film has been released several times on DVD and Blu-ray and can be found fairly cheap online. The Blu-ray does include a handful of deleted scenes.

[HBO Studios, Blu-ray $9.99 / DVD $5.00]

Jack January 13, 2018 at 4:38 pm

One of my favorites!

dusty bottoms January 16, 2018 at 12:10 am


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