I have been buying these abridged DVD telenovelas for quite sometime and have enjoyed them. There have been some f'ed up ones (Cuna De Lobos, Lazos De Amor) and there have been some near flawless ones (Amarte Es Mi Pecado, Dulce Desafio, Amor En Custodia). However, "Los Ricos Tambien Lloran", the original telenovela clasica, comes in a DVD version so embarrasing it's offensive to its legacy.
I was not expecting the original score at all since I know Televisa Home Entertainment is cheap and does not want to pay royalties. But they have incorporated a new score and theme song that sometimes is so loud it ovewhelms dialogue to inaudible levels. It's terrible!
And the editing of this is probably one of the worst. I understand this telenovela ran for 200 episodes originally, but while most of the DVD telenovelas cut off certain storylines, "Los Ricos" tries to piece together everything but often times ends up putting only the end of a topic and one is left confused when we see things happen that had no explanation.
And finally, the picture quality. Some parts look amazing..and others have lines and changes of colour as if they came from a bad video transfer. I don't know if the transfer Televisa had of this has gone away but it certainly could have used some colour adjustment.
It's unfortunate that Televisa Home Entertainment lacked proffesionalism when releasing this classic telenovela to the public. It would have been great to see this one in all its glory and give it the respect and praise it deserves and not this bastardized version.