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|Pablo Escobar King of Coke|
Director: Steven Dupler
Pablo Escobar was the biggest cocaine druglord, in the history of Colombia and the United States. He ruled the Colombian Medellin Cartel with an iron fist, by murdering police officers, judges, and presidential candidates... more »
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Bloodshed, Violence, Tragedy
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 08/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This work shows the rise and fall of the biggest cocaine's trafficker. Sensitive viewers should not watch this as it shows myriad shot and mangled corpses. Escobar killed 3 Colombian presidential candidates, 11 of the country's 21 justices, and thousands more. These facts are Machiavellian: the more crimes he committed, the more people and groups were willing to fight him no matter what. The work ends with comparisons of Escobar to bin Laden. For years, I have heard that Colombia is a very violent and troubled country. This work touches upon why that is.
This has diverse interviewees: American and Colombian nationals, native English speakers, those using English as a second language, and those whose Spanish must be translated. I do think all the interviewees were male, however. This work interviews many important people, including ambassadors, presidents, vice-presidents, and DEA agents.
I was told that this work was 60 minutes, but it's actually 90. Now maybe I didn't see a high-quality copy, but this sure didn't seem to have chapters. So don't think you can skip around without doing a lot of fast-forwarding."
Very Informative Bootleg Quality DVD
SeanLau99 | Chicago, IL United States | 11/19/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'll get right to the point. This DVD would be up there with Cocaine Cowboys 1-2, Mr. Untouchable, and other informative documentaries but it's mega-cheap and definitely not worth the price. It looks like something I could have bought in an alley behind a fried chicken shack for five bucks or less. There's no menu or chapters. It just begins abruptly and ends the same way. It feels like it was recorded from a cable tv show. On the other hand, I was shocked, amazed, and thrilled by Pablo's rise and fall. I just wish I would have bought my copy on the street."
Jesse Cisneros | 05/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"dvd could of been put together a little better .. but none the less its to the point and shares a good documentry of the king of coke!"