“They came for her head, she cut them to pieces!”

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Santiago Fernandez (Matías Oviedo) is an aimless young man content with spending hours on the couch playing Grand Theft Auto and fantasizing about an exciting life of crime and gun fights. By night he DJs at a club owned by ruthless Argentinian kingpin Che Longana (Jorge Alis). One evening, Santiago finds himself trapped in a bathroom stall as Longana holds a secret meeting to make known his offer of $300 million pesos for the head of Machine Gun Woman (Fernanda Urrejola), an ex-girlfriend turned hitwoman who has it out for him. When he is discovered eavesdropping on the conversation, Santiago’s only choice to avoid being executed is to lie, claim he knows Machine Gun Woman and offer to bring her in. When he is given 24 hours to make good on his claim, Santiago’s life turns into a violent video game of its own complete with missions, guns, sexy women and brutal violence.

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Fernanda Urrejola in Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman (2012)

Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman (2012), written and directed by Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, is a Chilean ’70s grindhouse-inspired action film [similar in style to those of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino] or, as the makers proudly declare, a “LatinXploitation” flick. This movie, based on the title alone [like Naked Zombie Girl], is definitely a movie I know I’ll love! The region 2 DVD was released in the U.K. in 2013; but, I haven’t seen a region 1 DVD for the U.S.! Of course, if I want to, I can watch the movie online right here. However, Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman is a Spanish language film, and the subtitles in this (illegally) posted video are in Arabic [I think]. I don’t speak either language. Anyway, I know I’ll love this movie, so I want to own it, legally. Or, at least, rent it in HD with English subtitles on Amazon or iTunes. Watch the awesome trailer here …

Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman is trashy, exploitative retro-tainment. Like Naked Zombie Girl. Or so I hope. Ernesto Diaz Espinoza previously directed, with Chilean martial artist/actor Marco Zaror as his leading man, the first Chilean martial arts film Kiltro (2006), the superhero action epic Mirageman (2007), and the James Bond-esque ’70s exploitation flick Mandrill (2009). He also directed the “C is for Cycle” segment of the anthology film The ABCs of Death (2012). His segment involves a bootstrap time paradox. Very cool.

Finally, check out the film’s awesome poster …

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