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Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 9, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time
Lou Diamond Phillips is Ritchie Valens in La Bamba
The 1987 music-filled biographical drama La Bamba tells the brief, ultimately tragic, but uplifting story of pioneering rock star Ritchie Valens, born Ricardo Valenzuela in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley.
Portrayed in the movie by Lou Diamond Phillips, Valens would have three hit songs before dying at the shockingly young age of 17 in the infamous plane crash that also killed Buddy Holly and J.P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson. Valens’ short life—particularly with family and friends in a vibrant Mexican-American community—and obsessive love of music are the focus in La Bamba, directed with warmth by Luis Valdez (Zoot Suit). Valens’ music is performed with crackling energy by the sensational Los Lobos.
Twilight Time’s edition of the film, its Blu-ray debut, contains the following features:
-Isolated Score »
It's prom night on Parks and Recreation and our hearts are a-flutter like we're the pimply-faced kids back in high school getting ready for the big night. In the appropriately titled "Prom," the parks department saves the senior prom and is tasked with throwing the epic dance on a shoestring budget. In the midst of all this Leslie (Amy Poehler) has found her mini-me, Allison. In the clip above, the two geek out over color-coded tabs in a way only Leslie Knope and her mini-me could. Plus, we learn Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) used to be a DJ with his own college show: Zoot Suit Wyatt. Get it!? You got it. "Tuesdays, 3-5 a.m., I was the king of swing," Ben says. "I thought we as a »
Olmos came on board last year after seeing the film at the L.A. Latino Festival and approached AMC. The film will open in Los Angeles and several other cities.
“‘Water & Power’ embodies filmmaking quality and artistic value that engages me,” Olmos said.
“Water & Power” bowed on stage in Los Angeles in 2006. Montoya wrote, directed and produced the drama starring Enrique Murciano, Nicholas Gonzalez and Clancy Brown about a California senator who must help his crooked cop brother out of a crime that has backfired on L.A.’s Eastside.
Mark Roberts produced with Montoya. Murciano plays the politician, nicknamed Water, while Gonzalez is the cop, Power.
“For a truly indie film like ours, it’s a lifeline to getting ‘Water and Power’ to the eastside and beyond,” Montoya said. “This »
- Dave McNary
3 items from 2014
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