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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
May 272020
 

SELENA (1997) New to Blu-ray

The triumph and tragedy of the life of the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla, are depicted in this vibrant biopic from director Gregory Nava and overseen by Selena’s father/manager Abraham, that launched the career of another superstar, Jennifer Lopez. Lopez stars along with the legendary Edward James Olmos (as Abraham) in this cinema celebration of the girl from South Texas with global talent, incredible will and magnetic charm. The film wisely and sensitively chooses to focus on Selena’s life, struggles and astonishing abilities to weave pop, rock, polka, R&B and Latin music into a crossover phenomenon that forever changed the course of popular music. The film gets its long overdue royal treatment on this stunning Blu-ray with highly defined audio as well as visuals, as is only proper. Jon Seda co-stars. Viewable as either Original Theatrical Version or Extended Cut! Special Features: Documentary “Selena, Queen of Tejano”; Making of Selena: 10 Years Later; Outtakes; Theatrical Trailer (HD) 16×9 Letterbox

 

SUNDAY IN NEW YORK (1963) New 2020 1080p HD master

Swinging sixties morality meets classic Hollywood screwball in this sparkling film with a luminous cast. Eileen Taylor (Jane Fonda) visits her swinger airline pilot brother (Cliff Robertson) in NYC after getting dumped by her fiancé (Robert Culp) for her chaste ways. As she entertains second thoughts about her virginity while entertaining the attentions of a young man (Rod Taylor), her ex-fiancé arrives to create hilarious complications. The sights and sounds, colors and textures of early 1960s New York pop-off the screen thanks to this new high definition master that delivers such clarity, it’s like having a window into culture in transition. And keep an eye out for Jim Backus and musician Peter Nero, who appear in minor roles! Theatrical Trailer (HD) 16×9 Widescreen

 

THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE (1958) New 2020 1080p HD master 

In this cross-pond comedy of manners centered on issues of class and identity, a pair of English blue-bloods attempt to make the a very round American lass fit into a very square British hole. Jane Broadbent (Sandra Dee) has come of age, living in the states with her mother. Traveling to England to reconnect with her very English father (Rex Harrison) and his new bride (Kay Kendall) she soon finds herself thrust into the society spotlight thanks to the prodding of busy-body society matron Mabel Claremont (Angela Lansbury). Suddenly concerned with Jane’s social standing, insecure stepmother Sheila Broadbent is intent that she gets a match appropriate to her station. But Jane only has eyes for a lowly drummer (John Saxon). Directed with his customary ease and aplomb by Vincente Minnelli, the maestro’s control of color, context and composition are shown with crystal clarity thanks to this luminous 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray Disc. Theatrical Trailer (HD) 16×9 Letterbox

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