Danny Trejo stars in “Dead in Tombstone”

Bullz-Eye.com was on location in Romania for the filming of “Dead in Tombstone” and we had the opportunity to interview the incomparable star Danny Trejo again as you can see below. We had recently spoken with him on the set of “Death Race 3” and this time he had the lead role in the film.

You can’t go wrong with Trejo carrying an action film, and he clearly relishes playing this badass role, explaining how he makes a deal with the devil (Mickey Rourke) and bragging that it’s the only movie where he dies twice. He describes this movie as a “Horror Western” with a large body count. The movie is directed by Roel Reiné who also directed “Death Race 3″ and is making quite a name for himself with his action sequences. Check back as we also interviewed his lovely costar Dina Meyer.

It was fascinating to see a Western filmed live. Putting together action scenes involving horses involves a great deal of coordination. Check out “Dead in Tombstone” on Blu-ray/DVD if you’re looking for an action fix.

  

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A chat with Mickey Rourke (“Immortals”)

“9 1/2 Weeks” director Adrian Lyne is supposed to have said that if Mickey Rourke had died in 1986, his legend might have surpassed James Dean’s. Maybe so. The problem was that, after a series of usually superb but always entertaining performances, Rourke didn’t die. Instead, as the man himself explains, artistic hubris and psychological issues got the better of him. He developed probably the worst reputation of any actor in Hollywood before quitting show business for a time to become a boxer at age 39. Though the resulting injuries and reconstructive surgery permanently altered Rourke’s appearance, years of public fence mending and consistently strong work in small but memorable roles have finally paid off in the afterglow of a sympathetic, engaging, and just plain damn brilliant Oscar nominated performance in Darren Aronofsky’s 2008 indie hit, “The Wrestler.”

A former amateur boxer from Schenectady, New York, the actor first got short-listed for the A-list with his charismatic turn in Barry Levinson’s 1982 ensemble classic about masculine immaturity, “Diner.” That was followed by a series of memorable films that didn’t impress at the box office but live on in home video: “The Pope of Greenwich Village,” Francis Ford Coppola‘s tragically underrated “Rumblefish,” Michael Cimino’s “Year of the Dragon,” Alan Parker’s “Angel Heart,” and Barbet Schroeder’s charming 1987 Charles Bukowski adaptation, “Barfly.” Prior to “The Wrestler,” Rourke was probably best known for 2005′s “Sin City” and 1987′s “9 1/2 Weeks,” which also did a lot to popularize co-star Kim Basinger and the erotic use of ice cubes.

I spoke to Rourke via phone about 24 hours prior to the press junket for “Immortals,” Relativity Media’s hyper-violent mythological fantasy film directed by visual stylist Tarsem Singh (“The Cell,” “The Fall”). When I cheerfully asked the star how he was, his response was a weary, “Oh, that depends.” What else should I have expected from one of acting’s most respected loose cannons?

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