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Mel Gibson's 'Get The Gringo' Going Straight To Pay-Per-View

Kevin Blair Kevin Blair
4/22/2012 6:05pm EDT

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson's new film is to hit the pay-per-view TV market after just one night in movie theaters.

The actor/director's self-financed film Get the Gringo opened in select cinemas on Wednesday night - to coincide with the movie's premiere in Austin, Texas - but fans shouldn't look for it this weekend.

The film will skip a theatrical run and become available on satellite service DirecTV on May 1.

Announcing the plan at the premiere Gibson said, "We're just in a different era. Many people just like to see things in their homes. It's just another way to do it and a better way to do it. I think it's the future."

Gibson needs a movie hit - his last films The Edge of Darkness and The Beaver were flops and his last bona-fide hit as an actor was a decade ago.

The star is also currently mired in a feud with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas over the script for Gibson's planned Judah Maccabee biopic and the Aussie actor/director's alleged bad behavior on a joint family holiday in Costa Rica.

Audio of a man Eszterhas claims is a raging Gibson, yelling and swearing at his house guests, has been released online.

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