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The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez [Blu-ray]

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Actor: Edward James Olmos

Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Brand: Criterion

Director: Robert M. Young

Edition: Criterion Collection

Features:

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • New interview with actor and producer Edward James Olmos
  • New interview with Chon A. Noriega, author of Shot in America: Television, the State, and the Rise of Chicano Cinema
  • Cast-and-crew panel from 2016 including Olmos; director Robert M. Young; producer Moctesuma Esparza; cinematographer Reynaldo Villalobos; and actors Bruce McGill, Tom Bower, Rosana DeSoto, and Pepe Serna
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Charles Ramírez Berg

Format: Widescreen

Genre: Dramas

Number Of Discs: 1

Publisher: Criterion Collection

Release Date: 2018-08-14

Running Time: 106

Details: Forced to run from the Texas Rangers after a heated misunderstanding leads to the death of a lawman, Mexican American farmer Gregorio Cortez sets off in desperate flight, evading a massive manhunt on horseback for days. Producer-star Edward James Olmos, seeking to shed new light on a historical incident that had been enshrined in a corrido (folk song), enlisted director Robert M. Young, a longtime practitioner of socially engaged realism, to helm this trailblazing independent film, a landmark of Chicano cinema. Shifting its perspective between the pursuers and the pursued, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez is a thrilling chase film and a nuanced procedural that peels away the layers of prejudice and myth surrounding Cortez, uncovering the true story of an ordinary man persecuted by the law and transfigured by legend.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
• New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
• New interview with actor and producer Edward James Olmos
• New interview with Chon A. Noriega, author of Shot in America: Television, the State, and the Rise of Chicano Cinema
• Cast-and-crew panel from 2016 including Olmos; director Robert M. Young; producer Moctesuma Esparza; cinematographer Reynaldo Villalobos; and actors Bruce McGill, Tom Bower, Rosana DeSoto, and Pepe Serna
• PLUS: An essay by film scholar Charles Ramírez Berg

UPC: 715515218917

EAN: 0715515218917