It's a [money], don't buy it !!
Carlos A. Estrada Rodriguez | Mexico city | 12/02/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"It's a shame that a very good movie like this, it's been sold with such a lousy quality. The transfer looks like it's been done from a positive worn out print-ultra contrasted, scratched, dirty image. I'm no talking about a few spots on the frame, I'm talking about that it's virtually impossible to even look the entire film. I even feel like asking for a refund. I had the chance to enjoy this film in its theatrical release and the cinematography out of Emmanuel Lubezki was stunning, there's nothing left of it in this DVD. The people at vanguard-cinema should be embarrased for distributing something like this."
Witness the destruction of a great film.
Angel Saavedra Cisneros | Stony Brook, NY, USA | 07/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Vanguard International Cinema" literally vandalized this movie and turned it into some sort of almost bootleg DVD. The movie seems to have been taken from someone with a camera inside a cinema, the image is horrible and it destroys the beautiful photography work in the film. This DVD is grainy, old looking, blurry, and simply stated: nasty. The other big problem in this DVD release is the sound, it is very low and very badly edited. The speech often gets overwhelmed by background sounds and there are often changes in the volume of speech and background, as well as music. I will not talk about the English subtitles as they are aweful too (bad translating, and often off cue) and cannot be removed from the screen. This is one of my favorite films, the people who released this DVD however should be ashamed, it is almost worth throwing to the trash because that is what they did: trashed a piece of art. Try to see this movie in a cinema, or in another version so you can appreciate the beauty of the colors, the scenic views of Mexico's provincia and nature, and to appreciate what is said in the film.
I am hoping someone will release a better version of this film; I would be willing to pitch in for that effort.