Amores Perros (Blu-ray)

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Centred around three different stories, this film is set in the heart of the troubled and ever-changing Mexico City. Octavio is unlucky in love and has a major crush on Susana, who is married to his abusive brother Ramiro; Daniel is a successful editor who has left his wife and kids to live with Valeria, a supermodel, in her penthouse apartment; whilst El Chivo is an ex-con turned hitman who is being paid to kill a rich businessman, against the wishes of his scared young girlfriend.

Product Details

Barcode
5055201813381
Department
Movies & TV
Released
18 Oct 2010
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Foreign Language
Sub-genre
Drama
Region
Region B
Language
English
Studio
Optimum Home Entertainment
Runtime
155 min
Age Restriction
18
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Amores Perros
Release Year
2001
Running Time
153 min
Language
Spanish
Alternate Title
Love's a Bitch
Categories
Foreign Films / Spanish / Dogs / Love Affairs / Mexico / Relationships / Romance / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
Alejandro Gonzalez Iniarritu makes an electrifying directorial debut with AMORES PERROS, an energetic, assured motion picture that jumps off the screen with a seemingly boundless energy. Told in three separate chapters--OCTAVIO AND SUSANA, DANIEL AND VALERIA, and EL CHIVO AND MARU--the film deals with love in the lives of several individuals residing in modern day Mexico City. Octavio (Gael Garcia Bernal) has fallen in love with his brother's wife, Susana (Vanessa Bauche). He begins entering his dog in illegal dogfights in order to save up enough money to run away with her, but eventually learns a powerful lesson when she fails to keep her word. Meanwhile, Daniel (Alvaro Guerrero) has left his wife and daughters for the gorgeous model Valeria (Goya Toledo), but when she is hurt badly in a car accident, the strain on their relationship is stretched to its limits. Finally, El Chivo (Emilio Echevarria) is an ex-revolutionary who has become a paid assassin. Saddened that he has lost all contact with his daughter, he takes one final stand when an intended act of kindness turns brutally tragic. Shot with hand-held immediacy on grainy film stock, Iniarritu's invigorating, Oscar-nominated film gets an added jolt of adrenaline from its throbbing soundtrack.
Notes
Theatrical Release: March 30, 2001 (NY)
April 13, 2001 (National)
Cast & Crew
Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Star
Vanessa Bauche / Gael Garcia Bernal / Rosa Maria Bianchi / Humberto Busto / Gerardo Campbell / Emilio Echevarria / Alvaro Guerrero / Rodrigo Murray / Marco Perez / Dunia Saldivar / Jorge Salinas / Goya Toledo
Screenwriter
Guillermo Arriaga Jordan
Composer
Gustavo Santaolaya
Executive Producer
Francisco Gonzalez Compean / Martha Sosa
Director of Photography
Rodrigo Prieto
Production Designer
Brigitte Broch
Costume Designer
Gabriela Diaque
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"...Fierce, loving, and electric, this movie's got bite as well as bark..."
Lisa Schwarzbaum (6 Apr 2001, p.90)
Film Comment
"...Iñárritu's deft eye crafts scenes of realism, depth, and empathy, all of them seething with raw emotional power..."
Chris Chang (1 Mar 2001, p.72)
Los Angeles Times
"AMORES PERROS is in every way a major work....It is fully realized in all ways, ablaze with a raft of vital portrayals and rich in meaning and implication..."
Kevin Thomas (13 Apr 2001, p.2)
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...Charged with macabre, original and dramatically riveting moments..."
Stephen Farber (1 Apr 2001, p.31)
New York Times
"...This film is satisfying....AMORES feels like the first classic of the new decade, with sequences that will probably make their way into history..."
Elvis Mitchell (30 Mar 2001, p.E12)
Rolling Stone
"...Like all the best movies, you leave AMORES PERROS seeing the world with new eyes..."
Peter Travers (12 Apr 2001, p.145-6)
Sight and Sound
"...AMORES PERROS is urban hip-hop film-making from Mexico and it's definitely fly..."
Jose Arroyo (1 Apr 2001, p.39-40)
USA Today
"...A grabber....Iñárritu keeps us involved..."
Mike Clark (30 Mar 2001, p.E4)