638 Ways To Kill Castro in March
Fremantle Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of 638 Ways To Kill Castro for 26th March 2007 priced at £17.99. More evidence, if it were needed, that truth is very often stranger than fiction, director Dollan Cannell's extraordinary film documents some of the increasingly desperate, spectacular and frankly bizarre ways that the CIA, various disgruntled Cuban exiles and alleged terrorists have been trying to find to assassinate the seemingly indestructible Cuban leader. The staggeringly high number of plots to dispatch Castro was calculated by Fabian Escalante, the former head of Cuban Intelligence and the man responsible for protecting Castro for the best part of 50 years. Through candid interviews with the likes of former US President Jimmy Carter, alleged terrorists Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles, controversially outspoken US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and ex-CIA agent Tom Parrott, amongst others, interspersed with archive footage of Castro himself, 638 Ways To Kill Castro tells a story packed with the kind of intrigue, gadgets and foul play more likely to be found in a James Bond escapade.
Presented in anamorphic widescreen with 2.0 audio and optional English subtitles, extras include an interview with director Dollan Cannell, bonus interviews and deleted scenes.