Director: Scott Spiegel

Starring: Robert Patrick, Bo Hopkins, Duane Whitaker

Plans for a heist are interrupted by a vampire attack.

The first of two sequels to Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s outrageous 1996 road-movie-cum-vampire flick, Texas Blood Money cleverly reworks the storyline of the original. This time around a group of lowlife crooks (Terminator 2's Patrick et al) plan a heist, but sidetracked when they attacked by the former denizens of the Titty Twister bar…

The movie doesn’t have the same impact as Rodriguez’s film, and without George Clooney it doesn’t have quite the same machismo, or anything to rival its central twist, but there’s still a lot to enjoy, and Spiegel certainly keeps things moving, finding increasingly ingenious places to place the camera. This is a movie that has broad appeal, and even staunch fans of the original movie won’t feel too disappointed. Buena Vista’s disc presents the film in 1.85:1 ratio which, unlike the US disc, is enhanced for 16:9 viewing. The Dolby Surround (2.0) sound is nicely mixed, but appears to have minor some lip-sync problems.








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