1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, May 15, 2018.

  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    51,120
    Likes Received:
    7,251
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    SBRt5x7q3obOhRoNTuxHxMjIHEG0JN_large.


    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.

    FILM INFO
    • Robert M. Young
    • United States
    • 1982
    • 106 minutes
    • 1.85:1
    • English, Spanish
    • Spine #940
    SPECIAL FEATURES
    • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • 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, Rosanna DeSoto, and Pepe Serna
    • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Charles Ramírez Berg


    New cover by Juan R. Fuentes

    August 14, 2018


    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.


     

Share This Page