Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|La Violetera/Ultimo Cuple|
Genres: Indie & Art House, Musicals & Performing Arts
Studio: Cav Distributing Corp Release Date: 10/07/2003 Rating: Nr
2 Spanish cinema classics
O. Diaz | St. Petersburg, FL | 04/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Spanish screen legend Sara Montiel stars in both of these films, two of her most popular, dating from 1957 (El Ultimo Cuple) and 1958 (La Violetera). Both are musicals, with melodramatic, highly sentimental stories that either take place or begin at the turn of the 20th century. But the plots are not the main thing here, they just offer a welcome excuse to see and hear Sara sing some great "cuples", a saucy, dance hall-type of song that was popular in Spain ages ago; some are uptempo, others are ballads - in both cases, Sara always goes to the heart of the song and delivers moving, heartfelt performances. Her beauty is legendary as well, and the screen literally glows with her stunning presence. The films appear unrestored and full screen on this DVD (no English subtitles are provided), but the video is clear and has good detail, and the films are reasonably splice-free, although signs of wear and blemishes are quite obvious, and the colors are substantially faded as well. But the rarity of these titles and the terrific price of this disc make it a must for fans of Sara and her music. Indulge, and take a magic, nostalgic trip to a wonderful, gentler era."
Two Classic Spanish Films
G. Grant | California | 11/18/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"These two films starring Sarita Montiel were the two most successful Spanish films ever. In the years 1957 and 1958 each played for over a year in one theater in Madrid before general distribution. The music is great but the recorded sound on this DVD is marginal. The video quality is not too good. There are no english subtitles. If you collect spanish classic films or are a Sarita Montiel fan, you should own this DVD. It was finally realeased in the USA in Oct 2003."
La Violetera/El Ultimo Cuple
G. Grant | 10/31/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"These two Sara Montiel classics (in one DVD by Slingshot Video) have been copied directly from old film stock onto DVD. The images have scratches here and there, and the sound has noise in many parts. These should have been somewhat restored before releasing them on DVD. The plots are corny but the music and singing is great."
Rosangel Lopez | Key Largo, florida | 08/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"para ser unas peliculas tan viejas , estan muy preparadas, se ven en perfectas condiciones , de color y sonido.