Posted in: Disc Reviews by David Annandale on February 12th, 2004
Osvaldo Benavides and Rodrigo Cachero are two very different cousins. One is clean-cut, theother is a stoner. They hate each other’s guts, much to the despair of their grandfrather (XavierMasse). But the old man is wily, even in death, and thanks to his will, the two cousins musttravel together to Acapulco to scatter Masse’s ashes in the sea. This is yet another instance ofhow lively and vibrant contemporary cinema is. Neatly observed characterizations all round.
As the film opens, one is hit by a spectacularly rendered swirling water sound effect, one thatrevolves most impressively around the room, travelling from speaker to speaker. The music isequally well placed. While the rest of the film isn’t so consistently enveloping, the surroundeffects, when present are very good. The sound is clear, crisp and energetic.
A very fine transfer as well, with no grain or noticeable edge enhancement. The coloursa arevivit and true, with strong flesh tones. The image is sharp, and the aspect is a satisfying 1.85:1anamorphic widescreen. All in all, a perfectly satisfying job.
Unfortunately, nothing here except trailers for Lucia, Lucia and a collective trailerfor the Cinema Latino series.
The more of these films get released, the richer we are for it.
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