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Format: DVD
Sku: 204973778
UPC: 085391154167
UPC 14: 00085391154167
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"Her Legend, Her Legacy and Her Music Live On."
The nuts and bolts of the irresistibly danceable music called Tejano are pop, rock, polka, R&B and Latin influences. To millions of fans there's another vital ingredient: the dynamic singer Selena. Vibrant and tuneful, Selena is the story of the Grammy Award-winning South Texas singer whose life tragically ended just as she was taking Tejano where it had never gone-into mainstream America. Pulsating with Selena's voice on the soundtrack and made with the participation of her family, the film brims with authenticity. It excitingly recreates the early life of a little girl who dreamed big, hit the road in the band bus named Big Bertha and whose concerts became electrifying events. In the title rose, Jennifer Lopez is herself electrifying. Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda and others also shine in "a poignant, heartwarming movie that deserves a standing ovation" (Jules Peimer, WKDM-Radio).

"Selena is sensational!  Bill Diehl, ABC Radio Network
"Terrific fun! A celebration of life.  Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC-TV
"...deserves a standing ovation.  Jules Peimer, WKDM-Radio
"Lopez offers a dynamic, star-making turn...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"...Lopez performs with sizzling stage presence...  Mike Clark, USA Today

Editor's Note
A celebration of the life of Tejano princess Selena Quintanilla Perez, the rising star who was gunned down by the president of her own fan club in 1995. Amid the racial tensions and economic hardships of 1980's South Texas, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant (himself a failed doo-wop singer) grows up to be a sensation in the blossoming Tejano scene before meeting a tragic end. Light on insight, this biopic revels rather in Selena's on-stage achievements. Selena's father is credited as an executive producer to the film.
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Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, French, Spanish, Subtitled
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Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/6/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 261 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1997
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 115416
Video UPC UPC: 00085391154167
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Constance Marie
Video Cast Info Edward James Olmos
Video Cast Info Jennifer Lopez
Video Cast Info Jon Seda
Video Cast Info Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Cary White - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Dave Grusin - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Ed Vega - Art Director
Video Cast Info Edward Lachman - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Gregory Nava - Director
Video Cast Info Gregory Nava - Writer
Video Cast Info Nancy Richardson - Editor
Video Cast Info Robert Katz - Producer
Plot Summary
A celebration of the life of Tejano princess Selena Quintanilla Perez, the rising star who was gunned down by the president of her own fan club in 1995. Amid the racial tensions and economic hardships of 1980's south Texas, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant (himself a failed doo-wop singer) grow up to be a sensation in the blossoming Tejano scene before meeting a tragic end. Light on insight, this biopic revels rather in Selena's on-stage achievements. Selena's father is credited as an executive producer to this film.

Awards


Nominee (1998)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Jennifer Lopez, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
   Video Award Name Grammy, Dave Grusin, Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
   Video Award Name MTV Award, Jennifer Lopez, Best Breakthrough Performance

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...Lopez performs with sizzling stage presence..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 03/21/1997 p.1D

New York Times
"...Pleasant to watch....The movie's concert sequences have a fluency and bounce that match the music..." 03/21/1997 p.C16

Entertainment Weekly
"...Played with verve, heart, and a great deal of grace by [Lopez]..." 03/28/1997 p.47

Los Angeles Times
"...SELENA makes full use of Lopez's charisma..." 03/21/1997 p.F1

Chicago Sun-Times
"...SELENA succeeds, through Lopez's performance, in evoking the magic of a sweet and talented young woman..." 03/21/1997 p.35

ReelViews 9 of 10
Going into Selena, I didn't know or care much about the life of the late Tex-Mex singer, whose death in 1995 came just as she was attempting to break into the mainstream American pop market...Then along came this movie, and, sitting in a darkened theater, watching Selena's story unfold, my perceptions changed. I not only cared, but understood a measure of the tragedy that had stricken her fans...This movie will serve to further elevate her name and advance her legend. Had she lived, she would have turned twenty-six this year, and people would have said that her whole life was in front of her. But Yolanda Saldivar's gun wrote the final chapter to that book two years ago. Now, there is a beginning, a middle, and, sadly, an end. And, as told by Gregory Nava, with an assist from the Quintanilla family (who were heavily involved in the production), Selena is a shining story. - James Berardinelli

Chicago Sun-Times 9 of 10
``Selena'' brings freshness and heart to the life story of a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas, who had big dreams and was lucky enough to realize almost all of them before her life was cut short...``Selena,'' written and directed by Gregory Nava (``El Norte,'' ``My Family''), places her firmly inside a close, loving family. From the very beginning, ``Selena y Los Dinos'' was a family act, guided by her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), and including sister Susie (Jackie Guerra) on drums and brother Abie (Jacob Vargas) on guitar...``Selena'' succeeds, through Lopez's performance, in evoking the magic of a sweet and talented young woman. And, like Nava's ``My Family,'' it's insightful in portraying Mexican-American culture as a rich resource with its own flavor and character. - Roger Ebert

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