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Abrazame Muy Fuerte (Spanish) (Chk Sen)
Abrazame Muy Fuerte
Actors: Fernando Colunga, Pablo Montero, Victoria Ruffo, Aracely Arámbula, Roque Casanova
Genres: Indie & Art House, Television
NR     2004     4hr 27min

This saga set in beautiful chiapas explores the anger pain ambition & passion of two young men one rich & one poor fighting for the love of a beautiful woman & her infant daughter. Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Da...  more »


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Actors: Fernando Colunga, Pablo Montero, Victoria Ruffo, Aracely Arámbula, Roque Casanova
Genres: Indie & Art House, Television
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Television
Studio: Xenon
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/19/2004
Original Release Date: 01/08/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/08/2001
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 4hr 27min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Incredibly Disappointing
Ashley Rivera | Poconos, PA, USA | 02/03/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I guess I should have known better!!!
This is one of my favorite soap operas and yet this dvd was horrible!!!
Don't waste your money!
I realize they were trying to save time and money by editing pretty much EVERYTHING, but it was ridiculous!
The theme song was changed and the soap opera itself was butchered!
When I first heard of this soap coming out on dvd, I hoped that it would be just like every other series you buy. UNCUT with EXTRAS!
However, it was an incredible disappointment and you are better off waiting until the soap repeats late at night on Grandes Historias and recording it then!
I will never waste money on something like this again."
Has the essence, but misses the fine points (spoilers below)
S. D. Clemett | Astoria, NY United States | 06/11/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"While this DVD has enough of the story to provide a good picture of the performances of Victoria Ruffo, Cesar Evora, and Pablo Montero, it misses too much of Nalia Norvind's villainous Deborah (crediting Federico with a murder she commits) and leaves far too much of Carmen Salinas' -- and even Fernando Colunga's -- character on the cutting room floor. The entire subplot of the story is missing (which I expected and which is actually a good thing) but several key scenes are missing that aid understanding of the story and provide some important nuances to the other characters. Viewers of the original series will be disappointed at the deletion of its most emotionally manipulative scene (when Maria del Carmen prevents Cristina from committing suicide), the possession of Raquela, and the horrible murder of Chiquilin, which adds to the towering evil of Federico.

I suspect that Televisa had neglected to negotiate the DVD rights to the megahit original theme song; the lack of the original music is also a problem. Also missing was Pablo Montero's magnificent rendition of "Cruz de Olvido" that was played over his character's death scene in the original. I hope that Televisa corrects this in future, in addition to making these abridgements longer. If they aren't going to release novelas in their complete form, they should never be less than 20 (non-commercial) hours long."
The Greatest Telenovela of the past 15 years
Robertchica | 08/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Maria Mercedes was the finest Novella to begin a Superstar, when it came out in the early 1990s,but after Maria Mercedes a Novela came out that changed many things, and like Thalia huge names came out of Abrazame Muy Furete, who were known already, but became bigger and bigger later on. The Novela of Abrazame Muy Fuerte was a powerful Novela, as it was written by a mighty Screenwriter and playwright.
For Me this is a Novela that BROKE THE MOLD!!!!!!! Many other ones had influences from this one Novela, like earlier grand performances in Corazon Salvaje and Los Ricos Tambien Lloran, did in the 1990s and 1980s. As for the performances of the actors and actresses in the Novela, for me they are amaizing, and legendary.
This Novela was the tale of a woman who suffered as a child because of her father's strict attitudes, while later on she suffered at the hands of a husband who was cold and sadistic. The tale is of Christina as that is the woman's name, and she had a daughter but of a man who her family refused to accept, and after her marriage she lost her child, forever, although the child was given illigaly to a local Prostitute of her town, whose mother worked for Cristina's family, by Cristina's own father at only a few days old.
Because of such a a cruel injustice, the child grew up to only knowing Cristina as her Madrina or Godmother. Cristina lost her sight in a horrible accident, and life would be that of JOB for her, throughout most of the tale. The child was Maria del Carmen, and she would suffer just as much as her real mother. In the end they both find happiness and each other, as Mother and Daughter. The villain by the way was Federico Rivero and he was the finest portrayed villain in many years for any Mexican Telenovela.
The Novela was definatley based on JOB, and it was also filmed in the beautiful State of Veracruz as well as the city of Tlacopalpan, which is in one of the greatest river basins of the Gulf Coast of all the Gulf of Mexico. The Novela was set in Tabasco, which is just as beautiful as Veracruz, and they did film in Tabasco's capitol of Villahermosa; which is a little known but beautiful city, of old and new buildings, as well as it having a huge outside Museum that is dedicated to the Archeological site at La Venta; that is on Tabasco's coast near Veracruz.
This Novela made huge success as a Novela, and it made Araceli Arambula {Maria del Carmen}, and Cesar Evora {Federico Rivero}, as well as Pablo Montero, who played a supporting role of wondrous form, who married Maria del Carmen; as huge stars. The mighty and beautiful Victoria Ruffo, and the beautiful and heroine of Carmen Salinas were actresses who made themselves huge long before; but they became massive stars more and more, when as for Victoria Ruffo she played Cristina, and Carmen Salinas played the elder lady of the town who became Presidente Municipal {Mexico's title of Mayor,} but was thrown in Jail for an accidental Murder.
Two comic relief parts were written in the Play, and they were two has been Princesses of wealth, when as for the son of the role of Carmen Salinas, he slept with one of these sisters {who were way older than him}. There was also in this Novela a classic role that was played in a double image by Helena Rojo, and it even won her a huge award.
Abrazame Muy Fuerte was Best Novella for 2000 A.D. by Tele Y Novellas Magazine and its Patrons, in which this is definitely the finest and most important performance of a Novela for Mexico or all Latin America, since Corazon Salvaje, which was the Novella of which began the legends of Edith Gonzales and the late Eduardo Palomo.
I hope that I do not anger people by putting my telling as carefull as possible a little brief of the tale for that is the content of the Novela. The Music is wonderous, and a Soundtrack came out with Pop and Mariachi songs that were on the Novela. Pablo Montero and Araceli Arambula sang beautiful songs for the Soundtrack, while the theme song was sung and written by the mighty and immortal Juan Gabriel.
Taisha Pichardo | New York, NY USA | 01/09/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The product was in excellent condition. The bad thing about this DVD is that the soap opera is abridged."