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Best extras: Surprisingly, Mr. Rodriguez offers little in the way of bonuses to the film’s fans. An optional theater-audience reaction track is fun, but I would have expected at least another segment on his famed 10-minute cooking school, where he offers hands-on preparation and recipes of his favorite dishes.

Read all about it: IDW Publishing offered a single comic-book issue tied to the Machete mythology in September ($3.99). Written by Mr. Rodriguez and producer Aaron Kaufman, it featured a story on what caused the Mexican warrior to pick up his legendary weapons.

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