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01.30.2014

When it was announced that the Robert Rodriguez backed El Rey Network would be airing a reimagined take on FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, I was skeptical. As a fan of the collaboration between Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, I had been disappointed by the awful direct to home video sequels to the vampire flick that sullied a very enjoyable horror action movie. So, making it into a TV series, even one with Don Johnson and Robert Patrick, filled me with disdain.

But, once I watched the new full trailer for FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES, I am not excited to see what the project has to offer. With a pilot directed by Robert Rodriguez, this trailer presents some signature moments from the movie (Richie's bullet wound, Seth's tattoo, the "be cool" line) while expanding the scope of the story. Where the movie had a bright and vibrant color scheme, there is a grittier look to the series that almost made me wonder if both had truly been directed by the same person.

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead. While on an escape route to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family who they take hostage. Using the family RV to make a run for the Mexican border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is unknowingly populated by vampires, and forces them to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and backstories and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the vampires.

We also get a crazy Wilmer Valderrama as Carlos, a role origated by Cheech Marin. Here, it appears that he is also a vampire. We see the RV and a lot of similar beats from the movie, but no mention of the Titty Twister or the final destination for the outlaw brothers. I have to say I am surprised at how good this looks and while it will never take the place of the movie, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES may be worth checking out.

Also starring Adrianne Palicki, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES premiers on the El Rey Network on March 11th.

Source: YouTube

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11:24AM on 01/31/2014
with the exception of Don Johnson, this looks like everyone including the actors, director and writers are trying waaay too hard. and failing. please remove the word 'impressive' from this article's title.
with the exception of Don Johnson, this looks like everyone including the actors, director and writers are trying waaay too hard. and failing. please remove the word 'impressive' from this article's title.
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10:53PM on 01/30/2014

Well it really doesn't look good...

But I can't say I'm not interested. It would probably be worth checking out. So, my question would be how does one check it out if they don't have whatever the hell the El Rey Network is?
But I can't say I'm not interested. It would probably be worth checking out. So, my question would be how does one check it out if they don't have whatever the hell the El Rey Network is?
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6:35PM on 01/30/2014

Meh!

Will watch for Adrienne Palicki but this series looks like a watered down version of the film expanded with pointless scenes. THe film is great because of the twist into a vamp movie.
Will watch for Adrienne Palicki but this series looks like a watered down version of the film expanded with pointless scenes. THe film is great because of the twist into a vamp movie.
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6:02PM on 01/30/2014

How is this a series?

The plot sounds just like the movie only with crappy versions of the gecko brothers. =_____=

Neutral on this for now until I know more about this so called series.
The plot sounds just like the movie only with crappy versions of the gecko brothers. =_____=

Neutral on this for now until I know more about this so called series.
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6:01PM on 01/30/2014

Everything Fez does in this

Makes me want to punch someone. Talk about overacting. I don't know, I think this was a bad idea. Wasn't the movie good enough? Definitely not interested yet.
Makes me want to punch someone. Talk about overacting. I don't know, I think this was a bad idea. Wasn't the movie good enough? Definitely not interested yet.
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5:52PM on 01/30/2014
there's some nice horrible acting in the trailer
there's some nice horrible acting in the trailer
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4:42PM on 01/30/2014

I like it

If I had the El Rey network, I'd watch it.
If I had the El Rey network, I'd watch it.
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4:28PM on 01/30/2014
they gave richie visions now thats just fucking stupid and when they were doing lines from the movie just made me want to watch the movie instead
they gave richie visions now thats just fucking stupid and when they were doing lines from the movie just made me want to watch the movie instead
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4:14PM on 01/30/2014
Yawn. It's shot well, but why rehash what we already saw? Rodriguez needs to put his ego in check. His one man army style filmmaking smacks of arrogance and it's like he just stopped trying after Sin City, maybe him and M Night are slamming beers together somewhere....
Yawn. It's shot well, but why rehash what we already saw? Rodriguez needs to put his ego in check. His one man army style filmmaking smacks of arrogance and it's like he just stopped trying after Sin City, maybe him and M Night are slamming beers together somewhere....
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3:21PM on 01/30/2014
It was good up until they started talking, and you could tell how bad the actors playing the Gecko bros are. After that it was all down hill, if you are going to make a series portraying characters done by Clooney and Tarantino you better bring some heavy hitters.
It was good up until they started talking, and you could tell how bad the actors playing the Gecko bros are. After that it was all down hill, if you are going to make a series portraying characters done by Clooney and Tarantino you better bring some heavy hitters.
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3:17PM on 01/30/2014

I've already seen this movie

Pass. I don't need a remake of an awesome movie stretched out into an episodic series.

I did like the inclusion of Big Kahuna Burger, though. That's about it.
Pass. I don't need a remake of an awesome movie stretched out into an episodic series.

I did like the inclusion of Big Kahuna Burger, though. That's about it.
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2:51PM on 01/30/2014
I thought it looked good. I've always wanted to know more about the Gecko Brothers vs more about the vampires. That seemed like the better movie to me. I liked the vamps but Seth and Richie seemed more interesting.
I thought it looked good. I've always wanted to know more about the Gecko Brothers vs more about the vampires. That seemed like the better movie to me. I liked the vamps but Seth and Richie seemed more interesting.
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2:45PM on 01/30/2014

a big MEH

I am finding Robert Rodriguez pretty much unbearable these days. I turned off Machete Kills halfway through and I never do that. This looks even worse. Get your shit together homie.
I am finding Robert Rodriguez pretty much unbearable these days. I turned off Machete Kills halfway through and I never do that. This looks even worse. Get your shit together homie.
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2:41PM on 01/30/2014
I thought it kinda looked meh right up until the last 5 seconds where this guy absolutely fails at trying to match Clooney.
I thought it kinda looked meh right up until the last 5 seconds where this guy absolutely fails at trying to match Clooney.
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2:36PM on 01/30/2014
Hum...well...I don't think it looks that great. it looks really cheap, and badly directed. But I know, I shouldn't judge on a trailer. And, I've got to admit that I'll watch the show...But I still not convinced it will be great. I hope I'll be wrong.
Hum...well...I don't think it looks that great. it looks really cheap, and badly directed. But I know, I shouldn't judge on a trailer. And, I've got to admit that I'll watch the show...But I still not convinced it will be great. I hope I'll be wrong.
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