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Buena Vista Social Club (Blu-Ray)

Director: Wim Wenders
Blu-Ray (region A), 1999
379 SEK
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NOTE: This is a Region-A Blu-Ray which requires a region free Blu-Ray player.

Traveling from the streets of Havana to the stage of Carnegie Hall, this revelatory documentary captures a forgotten generation of Cuba’s brightest musical talents as they enjoy an unexpected encounter with world fame. The veteran vocalists and instru­mentalists collaborated with American guitarist and roots-music champion Ry Cooder to form the Buena Vista Social Club, playing a jazz-inflected mix of cha-cha, mambo, bolero, and other traditional Latin American styles, and recording an album that won a Grammy and made them an international phenomenon. In the wake of this success, director Wim Wenders filmed the ensemble’s members—including golden-voiced Ibrahim Ferrer and piano virtuoso Rubén González—in a series of illuminating interviews and live performances. The result is one of the most beloved documentaries of the 1990s, and an infectious ode to a neglected corner of Cuba’s prerevolutionary heritage.

Special features:
– New high-definition digital transfer, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Audio commentary from 1999 featuring director Wim Wenders
– New interview with Wenders
– Interview from 1998 with musician Compay Segundo on his career and the world of Cuban music
– Radio interviews from 2000 featuring musicians Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo, and others
– Additional scenes
– Trailer
– PLUS: An essay by author and geographer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

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  • Barcode: 715515195713
  • Language: English
  • Subtitle: English
  • Countries: Cuba USA
  • Studio: Criteron
  • Year: 1999
  • Screen ratio: Widescreen

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