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El Amor Brujo [DVD]

Antonio Gades , Cristina Hoyos , Carlos Saura    Parental Guidance   DVD
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Laura del Sol, Juan Antonio Jiménez, Emma Penella
  • Directors: Carlos Saura
  • Producers: Emiliano Piedra
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 23 April 2012
  • Run Time: 99.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006C163UC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,678 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The third part of director Carlos Saura's flamenco trilogy. Based on the ballet by Manuel de Falla, the story follows Candela (Cristina Hoyos) who, after marrying José (Juan Antonio Jiménez) in a pre-arranged marriage, is widowed when José dies defending his lover, Lucía (Laura del Sol). Shortly afterwards, Carmelo (Antonio Gades), who has loved Candela since he was a boy, is wrongly arrested and imprisoned for José's death. After his release, Carmelo finally declares his love for Candela, but although she is now free to marry, Candela remains haunted by the ghost of José, who reappears every night to dance with her.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: Spanish ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.66:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: El Amor Brujo is the third in director Carlos Saura's flamenco trilogy, preceded by Blood Wedding (1981) and Carmen (1983).The plot involves two gypsies, male and female, who are united in an arranged marriage. Each loves someone else, a circumstance that results in a fatal knife duel. Candela eventually remarries, but her new husband soon discovers that every night at midnight, she is compelled to arise from her bed and dance with the ghost of Jose. The climax involves the girl's torn loyalties between the ghost of her dead husband and her living lover. Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Laura del Sol and Juan Antonio Jimenez are the principals in this well-photographed film.
SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Fantasporto Awards, Goya Awards, Montreal World Film Festival, ...Love, The Magician (1986) ( El Amor brujo ) ( Love The Magician )

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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The first copy had a badly currupted sound track. The second produced a dialogue box on the screen saying it could not be played.
I hope I was reimbursed, but have heard nothing from you. Such parts that I saw I have to say were disappointing.

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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dated 1 July 2012
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This is more of a movie than a stage production to start with. It may have worked 30 years ago, but today it looks pretty dated and cliched in its approach. But all the same, the music is pretty much well sung and the visuals well enacted. I would not rave about it today, but still buy it because of the great quality of the performance of music and singing. About time that Real Madrid did a better job of it on a live stage and put it into a blu-ray disc......
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