Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Pasion de Gavilanes|
Actors: Mario Cimarro, Michel Brown, Danna García, Juan A. Baptista, Paola Rey
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (mca) Release Date: 09/18/2007
Julio Jimenez's masterpiece finally on DVD!!
P. Charalambous | Cyprus | 10/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pasion de gavilanes needs no introduction, since 2003 that the telenovela aired in Telemundo the public has been going crazy. One country after another falls captive to the charm of these three pasionate love stories between the three beautiful sisters Elizondo and the three noble brothers Reyes.
The worldwide fame and exit of this telenovela has known no limits and still produces fruits. In Spain Pasion de gavilanes has known such exit in 2005 that it was said to have woken the phenomenon of the "fans" in the country making the protagonists of the telenovela big stars! It was such the exit of the telenovela in Spain that the best episodes are sold in a DVD collection and its soundtrack sold thousands of copies. Spain was just one of the countries that this big hit got to. In Colombia it was first in rating and its soundtrack first in sales for weeks, in all of Latin America it received numerous awards, in Argentina it's unexpected(by a foreign telenovela) success surprised everyone and internationally it put Telemundo in the map making its telenovelas known from Philippines to Greece. The cast of the telenovela travelled in countries all over the world to promote it and in the United States it reached the highest rating up until then for Telemundo.
K. Williams | IL United States | 01/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having viewed Pasion de Gavilanes in real time, I found the DVD to be a wonderful recap of the story. Naturally, in the allowed time it would be impossible to see all of my favorite scenes, but in a "cliff note" fashion I was able to see the couples coming together and to follow the storyline. As a non-hispanic, the fact that the caps were available in English only made the experience more enjoyable. Given the number of times I have rewatched PDG, and translating from the caps, I should know the dialog by heart. The behind the scenes clips and interviews were a treat and I was very pleased with that. Finally, the quality of the DVD picture was superb. I found myself wishing Telemundo would release the novela to the public in its "total" package (30+ DVDs) and let us worry about how to pay for it. LOL"
Don't buy this!!
Gene Smith Co | Dallas, Texas | 06/21/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I am an anglo fan of Paola Rey and "Pasion de Gavilanes" but haven't been able to see the whole telenovela due mostly to timing and work. Yeah, I need a tivo. I made sure that this DVD was English subtitled and it was advertised as "All the Pasion" and having scenes not shown on TV. Well, it isn't "all" of "Pasion de Gavilanes"! It is so chopped up it is hard to follow the story line. Nowhere in the advertising does it refer to a "condensed" version but that's what it is. I know it's just a telenovela but please! It made me think of watching a series of highlight reels. I don't know how long the full series would be in minutes or hours but this is certainly NOT close to the complete series. I've seen enough of the show on TV to know how badly this DVD skips scenes and omits parts of the plot. It is truly a joke and when I sent a complaint to Telemundo, of course I didn't get a reply. I would cheerfully pay for the complete series but this isn't it. Sometimes it is even frustrating. I've never taken the time to write a review before but this DVD has left me steamed at Telemundo, Universal Studios and any of their associates. Now I have second thoughts on buying "La Mujer en el Espejo", "Amores de Mercado" or any other Telemundo/Universal productions. What a bitter disappointment! Makes me wonder what the stars of the show think. I hope they think about more than "How much do we get on the residuals."
What a shame!
Pascale D. Bazin | Miramar, fl. USA | 12/17/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed the novela when it aired, my spanish was not up to par, so I wanted the dvd to review some of the nuances that escaped me then. Those same nuances are now missing, the passion is missing, characters interraction is missing, the romance is missing amids disjointed pieces stuck together. I am giving this novela a rating of 3 stars because I loved the original and the actors. the dvd on its own only deserves a 2 rating."