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La Bamba

La Bamba

Lou Diamond Phillips
Director: Luis Valdez Cast: Lou Diamond Phillips
Lou Diamond Phillips
, Esai Morales
Esai Morales
, Rosanna de Soto
Rosanna de Soto
Luis Valdez

DVD (Wide Screen)

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La Bamba, Luis Valdez's biopic of rock pioneer Ritchie Valens, comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental features include a biography of the cast and filmmakers and a theatrical trailer. The sound on the disc captures the rock & roll songs beautifully, making this disc interesting viewing for any fan of rock films.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/1999
UPC: 0043396085497
Original Release: 1987
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 5,476

Special Features

Director, Producer and Cast Audio Commentary; Taylor Hackford and Daniel Valdez Audio Commentary; La Bamba music video (Los Lobos); Lonely Teardrops music video (Howard Huntsberry); Remembering Richie featurette; Theatrical Trailer; Bios and Filmographies; Languages: English (2-Channel Surround and 5.1), Spanish 4-Channel; Subtitles: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Thai; Widescreen Format

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lou Diamond Phillips Ritchie Valens
Esai Morales Bob Morales
Rosanna de Soto Connie Valenzuela
Elizabeth Peña Rosie Morales
Danielle von Zerneck Donna Ludwig
Joe Pantoliano Bob Keene
Marshall Crenshaw Buddy Holly
Rick Dees Ted Quillin
Howard Huntsberry Jackie WIlson
Brian Setzer Eddie Cochran
Daniel Valdez Lelo
Connie Alvarez Farm Worker
Junie Lowry-Johnson Actor
Bob Morales Actor
Irma Valcorta Farm Worker
Mrs. Connie Valenzuela Actor
Eddie Frias Chino
Mike Moroff Mexican Ed
Geoffrey Rivas Rudy
Sam Anderson Mr. Ludwig
Maggie Gwinn Mrs. Ludwig
Jeffrey Alan Chandler Alan Freed
Stephen Lee Big Bopper
John Quade Bartender
Diane Rodriguez Ernestine
Ernesto Hernandez Garbage Man
Noble Willingham Howard
Kim Sebastian Donna's Girlfriend
Dyana Ortelli Donna's Girlfriend
Tony Genaro Mr. Caballero
Allison Robinson Girl at Party

Technical Credits
Luis Valdez Director,Screenwriter
Adam Greenberg Cinematographer
Stuart Benjamin Executive Producer
Alan C. Blomquist Production Designer
Bill Borden Producer
Rosemary Brandenberg Set Decoration/Design
Don Brochu Editor
Vince Cresciman Production Designer
Miles Goodman Score Composer
Taylor Hackford Producer
Warren Hamilton Sound Editor
Sheldon Kahn Editor
Lobos Score Composer
Carlos Santana Score Composer,Songwriter
Curt Sobel Score Composer
Susumu Tokunow Sound/Sound Designer
Daniel Valdez Associate Producer
Sylvia Vega-Vasquez Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:19]
2. Opening credits [1:42]
3. The Venezuela family [1:16]
4. Richie & Rob [2:46]
5. Bob & Rosie [5:08]
6. Donna [2:20]
7. "Rip It Up" [8:41]
8. Garage party [4:44]
9. Cowboy Palace [7:01]
10. "Ooh! My Head" [1:42]
11. "Framed" [2:41]
12. A drive with Donna [2:32]
13. Bob Keene [2:36]
14. "This I Swear" [2:25]
15. Telling his dream [3:15]
16. "Come On, Let's Go" [2:27]
17. Richie Valens [11:09]
18. "La Bamba" (traditional) [6:06]
19. "Donna" [3:41]
20. Dream Car [2:50]
21. American Bandstand [5:16]
22. "Summertime Blues" [1:50]
23. "Lonely Teardrops" [2:21]
24. "La Bamba" [8:44]
25. "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" [3:28]
26. Buddy Holly Airlines [1:39]
27. The day the music died [3:35]
28. End credits [4:00]

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