Like Water for Chocolate (Blu-ray)
In Tita's kitchen, ordinary spices become a recipe for passion.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: August 19, 2014
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Lions Gate
- Note: Audio commentary by director Alfonso Arau with actors Lumi Cavazos and Marco Leonardi (in Spanish with English subtitles)
- Theatrical trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- DTS HD Master Audio - Spanish
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné & Andres Garcia, Jr.|
|Directed by||Alfonso Arau|
|Story by||Laura Esquivel|
Like Water for Chocolate is a lushly photographed family saga about the enchantments of food and unrequited love. Full Review
Rating: 4/4 -- Like Water for Chocolate creates its own intense world of passion and romance, and adds a little comedy and a lot of quail, garlic, honey, chiles, mole, cilantro, rose petals and corn meal. Full Review
A sensual pleasure, like reading a Marquez novel or eating a great, multicourse meal. Full Review
Rating: C -- ... becomes indigestible. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
The story is told through the lens of magic and tradition, of cultural values that are articulated through the senses, more specifically through food that feeds these senses. Full Review
Rating: A- -- The food scenes in this Mexican fable are just as sumptuous and appetizing as those in Denmark's Oscar-winning Babette's Feast, excpet they have an extra-erotic and surreal appeal due to masterful cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki and Steve Bernstein Full Review
...LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE creates its own intense world of passion and romance....It continues the tradition of magical realism that is central to modern Latin film and literature...
A sensuous comic fable of a young Mexican woman's tortured life and her main influences--her domineering mother, her forbidden lover, and the overwhelmingly sensual power of food and cooking. Based on the novel by Laura Esquivel.
Tita, as the youngest of three daughters, is condemned by family tradition never to marry, but to spend her life caring for her mother. However, Tita has fallen in love with a young man and he with her. When Tita's mother refuses to let them wed, and suggests that he marry her other daughter instead, Tita takes revenge: by allowing her passions to surface through her cooking, she manipulates the emotions of all who eat her food -- with some very strange and magical results.
Classic | Family Interaction | Fantasy | Romance | Love Story | Racy | Recommended | Bucolic | Hispanic | Theatrical Release | Essential Cinema
- Laserdisc #2111 offers the original Spanish soundtrack with yellow English subtitles on the digital track and a dubbed English soundtrack on the analog track.
- Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.
- The best-selling book on which the film is based is a combination fiction and cookbook, as it includes the recipes for the foods Tita prepares in the story.
- Director/producer Alfonsau Arau and screenwriter/novelist Laura Esquivel are husband and wife.
- Other production companies: Arau Films International, Aviacsa, National Council for Cinema and the Arts, Mexican Institute of Cinema, National Tourist Development Fund, Government of the State of Coahuila, and the Cinema Development Fund.
- Copyright Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.
- UPC: 031398201595
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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