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Other Conquest-La Otra Conquista

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The inspiring and true story of the physical and spiritual "conquest" of the Aztecs through the bloody conflict between Montezuma's heir, Topiltzin, the local missionaries, and Hernando Cortez and his Spanish army.

Specifications

Studio Starz/sphe
SKU 205466922
UPC 013137216893
UPC 14 00013137216893
Format DVD
Release Date 9/7/2010
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Andrea Sanderson - Production Designer
Arturo de la Rosa - Cinematographer
Brigitte Broch - Art Director
Damian Delgado - Actor
Elpidia Carrillo - Actor
Inaki Aierra - Actor
Jose Carlos Rodriguez - Actor
Manuel Arango - Producer
Placido Domingo - Executive Producer
Salvador Carrasco - Editor
Salvador Carrasco - Director
Salvador Carrasco - Writer
Samuel Zyman - Original Music By
Reviews
ReviewSource Ain't It Cool News
Review I was highly impressed with the quality of the writing and photography of the movie. Carrasco paints beautiful vistas of the ancient culture that flourished in Mexico before Hernan Cortez and his goons f***ed everything up. In a way you can say that this movie picks up where Gibson's "Apocalypto" left off, when the Europeans arrive...I liked how Carrasco's script is not just some period piece but a very personal, deep drama about not just the conquest of Mexico, but about the struggle many people have in trying to be themselves, to retain their identity when others are forcing them to change...There is also a fine detail here in the costumes and art direction, you can tell careful research was done to re-create the time perfectly. The movie doesn't have the same budget as something like Ridley Scott's "1492" and yet it stands up to anything Scott has done in recent years, I would compare this to Werner Herzog's "Aguirre, The Wrath Of God" with a more visceral edge..."The Other Conquest" will be a nice little discovery for those who go see it...it's one of those rare historical epics that has just as much heart as action, you walk away haunted and fascinated.
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ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource The Cine Philes
Review The opening of "The Other Conquest," Salvador Carrasco's first film, would suggest to the viewer that one is in for a Mexican spin on the Spanish conquest with all of it's cruelty. Carrasco has much more in store for us in this profound epic. Slowly the Spaniards disappear and the film becomes an eternal struggle between two exceptional men on a metaphysical quest for each other's spiritual souls. Both lose and both win. I left the theater speechless, not yet realizing that I had just observed the stunning fusion of Catholic and Aztec deities, ending with the creation of a new and unique Mexican religion which still exists to this day...Theologians will discuss this film for many years, yet this is a film that will fascinate anyone of any persuasion. Perhaps one day mankind will learn that it is rather easy to conquer a man's body but his spirit is an entirely different matter. In this viewer's opinion, the ancient Aztecs are alive and well and living in Mexico as Catholics. Wisely, the Vatican is looking the other way...There is certainly something about "The Other Conquest" that has touched the Mexican people, for this has become the highest grossing drama in the history of Mexican Film.
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Reviewer Guido Mezzabotta
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, Spanish, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times ...a dazzling vision of the birth of a uniquely Mexican religion born of the searing fusion of Catholic and Aztec deities.
Luisa F. Ribeiro, Box Office Magazine An impressive, beautifully visual film.
Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle A marvelous vision: at once spectacle, history lesson, and potent psychological drama.
Ron Stringer, L.A. Weekly An arresting, balletic performance by Damian Delgado powers this vividly imagined, elegantly paced mystery play...
San Diego Union-Tribune By comparison, Apocalypto was just a rumble in the jungle...
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