Short for quincallero (delinquent) and pronounced ‘kinky’, it was a brutal sub-genre of juvenile gang dramas produced in ‘70s/‘80s Spain. But for Basque writer/director Eloy de la Iglesia (CANNIBAL MAN, NO ONE HEARD THE SCREAM), these three Cine Quinqui classics would become the most successful, controversial and tragically defining films of his entire career. José Luis Manzano – the charismatic street kid discovered by de la Iglesia – stars in this graphic neorealist trilogy that depicts the crime, violence and drug abuse that ravaged the post-Franco nation, and led to the filmmaker and actor’s real-life addictions to heroin – and each other – that would ultimately destroy them both. NAVAJEROS, EL PICO and EL PICO 2 are now scanned in HD from the original negatives with all-new Special Features created especially for this collection.
Navajeros Special Features:
José Sacristán on Eloy de la Iglesia: Interview with Actor José Sacristán
El Pico Special Features:
Blood In The Streets: The Quinqui Film Phenomenon: An interview with Quinqui Historians Mery Cuesta and Tom Whittaker
El Pico 2 Special Features:
Queerness, Crime, And The Basque Conflict In The Quinqui Films Of Eloy de la Iglesia: A Panel with Scholars Alejandro Melero and Paul Julian Smith, Moderated by Evan Purchell of Ask Any Buddy