Saturday, December 28, 2013

Check out 'Mixed Blood' tonight — 'Mean Streets about to detonate!'



Thanks to EVG reader Steven Sonnenblick for sharing this with us… At 2 a.m. tonight (early tomorrow morning?), Turner Classic Movies is playing Paul Morrissey's "Mixed Blood" … the LES cultish classic from 1984.



Here is the IMDB description:

Brazilian drug dealers in the lower east side of Manhattan start a war with a rival gang of Latino drug dealers. Their soldiers are Latino kids all under 17 because, as Rita La Punta says, "They can kill and not go to jail." The war escalates to include their German heroin supplier, his sexy English girl friend, a Puerto Rican ex-cop, and the Japanese police captain. This movie is about racism, police corruption, junkies and drug dealing. There is plenty of killing and even a visit to a store dedicated to the Latino pop group "Menudo."

And the trailer!



Trivia! This was John Leguizamo's feature film debut… Morrissey, a longtime Andy Warhol associate, shared this photo from the shoot in Tompkins Square Park … (Leguizamo is on the far right…)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's an East Village double feature. "Mixed Blood" is followed by "Alphabet City."

Gojira said...

I remember the Menudo store! It was on the southeast corner of Second Avenue and 21st Street, and every time I go by the store, for some reason I think of it!

Goggla said...

I love this movie - it's over the top and the street scenes are not to be missed. And, the Menudo store is awesome.

David Stevens said...

Crappy movie. I'm 51, never heard of it ..watched it and it SUCKED. Why on earth would TCM show this dreck??? Thankfully Leave Her to Heaven was on too. CUZ UH UH!!!

shmnyc said...

Movies like this were instrumental in helping to draw off-the-grid types to this area. It's interesting to watch as a time-capsule piece, and to develop insight into the minds of some of the people who still live here.

Gojira said...

Oh yeah, shmnyc, please psychoanalyze us and tell us all about ourselves. You are obviously gifted that way. I could probably tell you a lot about what I have gleaned from your comments as well, but you might not want to hear it.

Shawn G. Chittle said...

I have a copy on Betamax!

IzF said...

"I'd put a bullet in your brain but you don"t have one"

"If you mix blood, you mix fire with fire."