Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Volver a Empezar|
Actors: Rafael Sanchez Navarro, Alejandro Aragon, Chayanne, Luis Couturier
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
Reni, an aspiring singer, is introduced to Latin superstar Chayanne by her boyfriend, record producer Santiago. As Reni?s fame grows, her friendship with Chayanne develops into a romance. Meanwhile, Santiago?s jealousy tur... more »
Finally, novelas from the past!!
C.A. | TX United States | 03/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am so excited that Televisa has finally realized that although we enjoy the newer productions out on DVD, alot of us still long for the older series. This was one of my favorite telenovelas growing up. Mainly because it has Yuri in it, but also for the fact that in its time, it was the most popular and highest rated telenovela of its year (1994). I am very happy that this will be released. Hopefully they will go further back into their vault and release older telenovelas of Lucia Mendez, Veronica Castro, Victoria Ruffo, Maria Sorte, Leticia Calderon, ect . . ."
Illusionz | USA | 02/25/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my favorite Spanish soap opera of all time. I give the telenovela 5 stars and if I could give it more I would. Yuri is fantastic in this considering that she is a singer and not an actress. Not every artist can be so multifaceted as she. I consider her my idol.
The storyline is interesting, although the beginning is a bit slow. The only issue I have with this summary is that, somehow, whoever was editing it thought it was a smart idea to transition scenes by adding EXTRA music to the audio that already existed in the background effect. They apparently did not know how to fade the original sound between scenes, so some dialogue is hard to make out over two different dramatic soundtracks playing behind the actors speaking. Not such a smart decision.
Overall, I would recommend this telenovela to everyone. The storyline is about a singer, Reni (Yuri), who is betrayed by her husband and sister into many difficult scenarios because they are envious of her money and fame. Reni goes through a series of tragedies because of her crazy sister and husband, including paralysis because of an attempt to kill her. She also has problems in her love life because she is in love with three different men (who come in at different times of her life, of course). All in all, the series just gets better up until the end where you are at the edge of your seat entranced in all the different plots that there are to regain her life by trying to trick her husband/sister into admitting their crimes (murder, theft etc.).
Unfortunately, the DVD is purely in Spanish with no subtitles for those who do not speak Spanish. I wish that Televisa would wise up and get with the program already. Here in the US, so many television programs have 9+ seasons of airing (200+ hours) and are transferred ALL to DVD for their faithful audience. These spanish soaps last less than American ones--maybe 6 months of 120-180 episodes, which would be equivalent to less than 9 seasons of a US TV show. I don't see why they continue to put summaries on DVD instead of releasing every episode...considering that Volver a Empezar was one of the highest rated telenovelas of the time. It is a shame for fans like me who want to see the entire program from beginning to end.
The way I see it at this point: it is better to receive something than nothing at all. This aired in 1994 and 15 years later they decide to make a summary DVD. I was so happy that I bought two copies just for myself. I think not only can they make more money, but Televisa can also give their customers FULL satisfaction by giving us the ENTIRE series on DVD. I would pay for it, just like we pay for seasons of The X-files or ER that ran longer than Volver a Empezar.
I would recommend to buy this, though. You will enjoy it. :)
S. Flansburg | Puerto Rico, USA | 08/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Al parecer televisa esta aprendiendo a editar las novelas que saca en DVD. Muy bien editada, contiene lo mas importante, y tiene coherencia. Fue la primera vez que la vi y la entendi completa."