Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ahi Esta el Detalle|
Actors: Cantinflas, Joaquín Pardavé, Sara García, Sofía Álvarez, Dolores Camarillo
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
The movie deserves 5, the DVD only 2 stars
Juan Carlos Morales | Concord, CA USA | 04/19/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"___This is Cantiflas at his best with a strong performance by Joaquín Pardavé and the rest of the cast.
___But there is not much else in this DVD, the images are not even cleaner than what you would get on a regular VHS tape, though frequently better image quality is seen on broadcast TV. The extra material is scant and not worth the effort of looking for it. The English subtitles are not the best but are not terrible.
___Also, the original movie came out without any music except for a quick-paced tune at the opening and closing credits. Here this tune is switched for a danzón and the original credits with cartoon illustrations are also changed for pictures of Cantinflas.
___The worst thing is that in every funny moment, there has been added a music track to "enhance" the joke as in Televisa's Chespirito show. This just breaks the original movie's pace and charm. It is just plain annoying to be shown when one has to laugh in a Cantinflas movie as this is unnecessary.___Whoever (someone without a sense of humor) thought it possible to improve such a great Cantinflas movie just made it loose some of its luster. Hopefully one day there will be a serious DVD production and treatment of all the movies made in the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. Currently most of such releases are very bad, of poor quality and only the movies themselves save them from being a zero star and a waste of money."
Three stars for the restoration, zero for the butchering
arturo_gtz | 12/03/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Be warned, this edition is cut!, almost at the end of the movie, almost five minutes of the film are out of it...
The image is better than the other edition that you can buy, but don't expect a Citizen Kane restoration...
The only pro about this edition is the restoration of the original opening credits (the other edition has a collage of pictures instead of it)
I hope Vanguard Cinema exchange this DVD for one uncut."
A clasical mexican comedy
Isaac Frischwasser | Mexico City | 08/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For those who understand Spanish and want to laugh a lot, but really a lot shouldn't miss this movie. Ahi esta el Detalle joins two of the greatest mexican stars of the golden movie era of that country:Mario Moreno( Cantinflas), the unique "mimo" and Sara Garcia, this unforgettable actress who became the " granny" of Mexico. Of course, she is quite young in this movie. I can't forget either Joaquin Pardave, other incredible mexican comedian who makes a gorgeus caracterization of a jealous husband. I will resume that, in spite of this picture is very old,actually keeps its freshness as one of the finest comedies I ever saw"
One of Cantinflas's best...but the DVD quality is vey poor
Roberto Solorzano | Bonita, CA | 01/30/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I always liked this movie and considered it one of the best made by Cantinflas. As far as a movie goes I give it five stars. But the DVD quality is terrible (one star.) The sound and image are bad. The VHS version that I own is much much better, cleaner and clearer . The DVD version also has been cut and is missing a considerable portion of the "wedding ceremony.""