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La Bamba

Miles Goodman , Esai Morales , Luis Valdez    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
Price: £6.91
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  • Actors: Miles Goodman, Esai Morales, Joe Pantoliano, Elizabeth Pena, Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Directors: Luis Valdez
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Colour
  • Language: Italian, French, Spanish, German, English
  • Subtitles: Italian, English, Arabic, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, German
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • Run Time: 105.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005Z9DSYG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,003 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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ricardo valenzuela e' un giovane di origine messicana che fa il bracciante a s. fernando valley in california e, quando il tempo libero dalla scuola glielo consente, coltiva - contrastato dalla famiglia - una sua forte passione per la musica. quasi a sorpresa, l'incisione di tre brani rock da lui composti e cantati, e balzati subito al vertice delle classifiche, gli fa raggiungere notorieta' e successo sotto lo pseudonimo di ritchie valens, nonostante i contrasti all'interno della famiglia e il difficile rapporto col fratellastro bob. ma improvvisamente perde la vita in un incidente aereo il 3 febbraio del 1959 a solo 17 anni.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Film, Great Sounds 18 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Although not a new film, if you are a fan of 50's music then this is the film for you. Most of the musical content is provided by Los Lobos who add the authentic Latino feel.
The film is based on the true life story of the ill fated Ritchie Valens. Lou Diamond Phillips did an excellent job of portraying the main character during his (Ritchie Valens) short but successful rise to stardom in the 50's.
In fact all the main characters are so well portrayed and so convincing that on more than one occassion I had to clear a tear from eye.
This is a film that I have and will continue to watch over and over again.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 22 Jun 2005
By L. Kirk
Format:DVD
I've been watching this film since I was a child, so I thought it deserved being bought on DVD. Fantastic movie, really quite moving. He tried hard and got out of poverty, then the tradegy happened. Really sad, good if you enjoy musicals, rock and Roll and true stories
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 25 April 2007
Format:DVD
Well i put 4 stars cuz i watched this film as a child and i was so impressed by it even as a child and i always think about this film. So glad to hear its out on DVD.

At a low price like this what have you got to lose it is a classic and awsome film
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars La Bamba 19 Sep 2010
By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
`La Bamba' tells the life story of Ritchie Valens who burst onto the rock n roll scene, shot to the very top and then left us just as fast. This was Lou Diamond Phillips' debut film and he puts on a solid performance throughout. It shows how Valens rose from being a migrant fruit picker, to performing with an amateur band, before getting signed and finding stardom with such hits as 'Donna' and 'La Bamba'. This also looks at his fraught home life and stressful relationship with is alcoholic brother. This film has some great music and tells the story of Ritchie's short life in a rich and engaging way. It feels a little dated now, but still makes for just under two hours entertaining viewing and it makes you appreciate Valens' music all over again. If you haven't seen this yet, this is well worth snapping up and adding to your film collection.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD "LA BAMBA" - RITCHIE VALENS 10 Oct 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
An amazing film about this late, great, budding rock 'n' roll star who sadly died much too young. The actor portraying Ritchie does a great job, as do the other characters. Fantastic music but also sadly nostalgic as we all know that Ritche was killed in the plane crash with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper at the age of only 17. I would recomend this DVD to anyone, even those who don't know his music or the story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOU BRINGS THE STORY TO LIFE 7 Sep 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
La Bamba is one of those Bio's that every music lover should have on their shelves. Not only does Lou Diamond Phillips bring the story of Ritchie Valens back to life, he becomes Ritchie. An unbelievably perfect performance that had me in tears.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Watch 14 Jun 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
What a sad but at the same time an uplifting film of a great singer songwriter who saddly died along with Buddy Holly, Big Bopper etc on that terrible night, wonderful acting,great music and a must have for those who remember him, even if you don't you will enjoy the film.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely La Bamba 14 Aug 2002
Format:VHS Tape
La Bamba is one of the best rock biographical films. The music is particularly haunting as you remember that Ritchie was only a boy , aged 17, when he was tragically killed. Thanks to the wonderful film, the acting, the singing and the passion that went into such a wonderful film will keep Ritchie alive for generations to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant.
Published 11 days ago by Caroline Fowler
5.0 out of 5 stars ... a gift for a relative and he was very happy with it
It was a gift for a relative and he was very happy with it
Published 15 days ago by andrew hastie
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT FILM WAS VERY HAPPY TO STILL GET IT ON ...
GREAT FILM WAS VERY HAPPY TO STILL GET IT ON VIDEO AS THE DVD IS U.S. ONLY. I
A SAD OUT COME FOR THREE WONDEFUL ARTISTS.
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Published 20 days ago by eileen.d.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 21 days ago by ludwig sterk
3.0 out of 5 stars La Bamba
The star rating is given simply because the DVD I ordered is Region 1 and does not work in UK.
Published 1 month ago by Emily B.
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT MOVIE
Great performance by Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie Vallance. Fab music if you like rock and roll. Would recomend thid to anyone with a feel for the fifties
Published 3 months ago by ALISON LLOYD
5.0 out of 5 stars La Bamba Lou Diamond Phillips
An excellant film covering the life of Richie Valens. A good music score and is well acted by Lou Diamond Phillips. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Thomas Ryall
5.0 out of 5 stars La Bamba [DVD]
a must buy film for all those who love to dance and remember the old days amazing quality 100% in postage and packing and service
Published 11 months ago by stephen paul
5.0 out of 5 stars A moving story of rags to riches
Excellent movie dedicated to a talented musician who's life was cut short. Lou Diamond Phillips played the part so well.
Published 11 months ago by Debbie
5.0 out of 5 stars La Bamba
Loved this film, even though it is an old film. The music was great. Would recommend this for your collection.
Published 11 months ago by maggie may
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