Robert Rodriguez's feature-length directorial debut, the famously ultra low-budgeted El Mariachi comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Spanish and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, French, and Korean subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Rodriguez. Although this commentary has appeared on other home video editions of the film, those unfamiliar with it will find it highly entertaining. Rodriguez goes into great detail about how he stretched his miniscule budget. Also included is something called the ten-minute film school in which Rodriguez shows off some of his original videotape final cut that was purchased by Columbia. The short film Bedhead and a preview of Once Upon a Time in Mexico rounds out this excellent release from Columbia/TriStar.