Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club (DVD + CD)

Buena Vista Social Club (DVD + CD)
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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: G
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary featuring director Wim Wnders
    • Deleted scenes
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Cinematography by
Produced by

Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 10/??/1999
"...A valid celebration of musical sophistication and ageless optimism..."
Total Film - 10/01/1999
"...Opulent, organic and as intoxicating as a rum binge....Terrific, truly liberating stuff..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
New York Times - 06/04/1999
"...Exhilarating....A documentary that mixes music with impressionistic glimpses of urban life in Cuba..."
Box Office - 06/01/1999
"...One of the most beautiful and poetic documentaries ever made....Oscar-caliber sound recording of the live performances, coupled with a spectacularly rich sound mix, provide the cherry atop this enriching and rewarding musical feast..." -- 5 out of 5 stars
USA Today - 06/04/1999
"...Wistfully sweet....There are lots of fascinating shots of modern-day Havana..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/04/1999
"...Marvelous....BUENA VISTA creates a completely relaxed, welcoming feeling that couldn't be more inclusive..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/25/1999
"...Exhilarating....It's a remarkable story that culminates in an ecstatically received performance in New York's Carnegie Hall....It's also fiercely uplifting. It's been a long time since a film imparted such unshakable good feelings..."
Wall Street Journal - 07/10/2009
"Watching the movie can induce rapture....It's a labor of love prompted by Mr. Cooder's labor of love, and the most intensely emotional work of the director's career."

Product Description:

No one can recall exactly where the Buena Vista Social Club once stood in pre- revolutionary Havana but Wim Wenders's documentary of a dozen legendary musicians resurrects the magnificent music of the era. Guitarist Ry Cooder assembled the aging singers and musicians for a series of recording sessions. The resulting 1997 album won a Grammy. The music performances are intercut with shots of the performers reminiscing in decaying Havana bars.


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  • UPC: 012236107576
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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