Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Arturo Alegro, Alfonso Arau, Pancho Córdova, Agustin Isunza, Raul Padilla
Director: Alfonso Arau
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Documentary
A comdey-of-errors story about a peasant who comes into a corruption-ridden small town geared up for a visit from a federal government inspector. Mistaking the man, Calzonzin, for the Inspector, the crooked local official... more »
A PICTURE OF THE OLD AND CONTEMPORARY MEXICO
J. Gutierrez | 06/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A FUNNY DESCRIPTION OF OUR POLITICIANS. PLENTY OF MEXICAN HUMOR.STRANGE THING BUT THIS FILM WAS NOT SENSORATED AS MANY OTHERS. A NICE VIEW FACE TO FACE WITH THE REALITY OF OUR "MEXICO LINDO Y QUERIDO", NOTHING HAS CHANGED"
30 minutes shorter than the original
J. Gutierrez | Mexico, D.F. Mexico | 08/10/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Although this is one of the funniest movies depicting government corruption in Mexico (so accurately in fact that its release was limited and it remained coomercially unavailable until today) this DVD is release is missing many scenes, which is unfortunate. I sincerely hope they release the full 2 hours."
JOSE EDUARDO BRAVO MACIAS | Puebla, Puebla Mexico | 09/27/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was disappointed with the "Calzonzin Inspector" DVD. It is shorter than the original and, in some point, you miss the pace of the original film that ironicaly, was also projected in open mexican television with minor cuts.If you want the ORIGINAL "Calzonzin Inspector", don't waste your money until the FULL version appears.In the other side, the image quality is excelent, but I have the feeling that also the actual audio was censored."
dizyjean | Colorado, United States | 10/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Calzonzin has been my favorite ever since I first went to Mexico as a teenager and discovered the Supermachos comics by "Rius." He has suffered much censorship throughout the years because of his satirical, biting, and true political commentary. Alfonso Arau has done a magnificent job of casting actors that look exactly like the original comic book characters...amazing. If you knew the comics, you'll enjoy this hysterically funny movie even more. I recommend the movie to everyone, it's even safe for kids, with a sometimes slapstick-type humor mixed with sophisticated political commentary you'll catch if familiar with Mexican politics and culture. I've been trying to find a copy to buy for nearly 10 years!
My all-time favorite!"