Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mariana De La Noche|
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
Mariana Montenegro believes she bears a curse that brings about the death of any man who falls in love with her. Rumors of these deaths abound in the small mining town where she lives with her father Atilio and his two sis... more »
Another step to getting it right
S. D. Clemett | Astoria, NY United States | 07/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This abridged novela, which is about 8 hours long, is a step in the right direction. Although it is missing a few scenes that made the series noteworthy, it's a huge improvement over the DVDs of ABRAZAME MUY FUERTE and CORAZON SALVAJE. If it were only two more hours long, I might have given it the fifth star.
Jorge Salinas' fans will not be disappointed; his performance is not hurt by this abridgement. His character is still the tortured macho man who needs to put things right, only to have his life complicated by love for the daughter of his worst enemy. None of the leading players' performances are seriously shortchanged, although Cesar Evora's Atilio is missing a shade or two of complexity that make him more than a typical novela villain. The filler scenes are gone, which makes for a more streamlined story, but there are a few scenes and flashbacks that would have made this a stronger presentation.
Although the Juan Gabriel song used for the title sequence is missing, the lush incidental music by Jorge Avendaño is there. Had this DVD not included the marvelous romantic theme, I would have felt very cheated."
Very good original story
Happy r/c | Scottsdale, AZ | 09/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These actors have starred in other movies such as La Madrastra, Rubi, and Corazon and those were excellent movies too.
6/16/09: The best love story I've seen so far is "La Otra"."