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Elpidio Valdes
Elpidio Valdes
Director: Juan Padron
Genres: Indie & Art House
NR     2005     1hr 20min

Elpidio valdes is the most popular animation character in cuban history. A robin hood character on a global scale he represents the working class & the disenfranchised. His heroic actions include continual fights the evils...  more »


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Director: Juan Padron
Genres: Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House
Studio: Vanguard Cinema
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/20/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/1980
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1980
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Elpido Video Transfer is a joke.
Manuel Garcia | 05/25/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Looks like they recorder this video from an outside antenna, the video is terrible.

I got a recorded better video from the FTA " Free to Air" Cubavision Satellite channel.

And I thought I would get DVD Quality from the makers of this DVD.

Poor Quality and missing videos that are advertised in the back of the case."
The Famous Mambi Arrives on DVD
BlaskoFilms | Coon Rapids, MN United States | 01/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Elpidio Valdes is, if I'm not mistaken, the first feature length film, released in 1979, from the virtually self-taught cartoonist and animator Juan Padron. It's a patriotic and thrilling ride, following the struggles of Cuban independence fighters (mambis) to gain their independence from Spanish imperialists. Leading the way is the charismatic father-son duo of Elpidio and Elpidio, and the film depicts a sort of changing of the guard as the new generation picks up the struggle for liberation and self-determination where the previous one left off.

Padron's style is simple but effective. His cartoony characters are thinly drawn but richly portrayed. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, and I appreciated how it subtly reminded me that the line between revolutionary hero and insurgent enemy is often a matter of perspective ... and representation."