Minerva Mirabal (Salma Hayek) is an independent spirit in a society where that can get you killed. Her spiritedness, present from childhood, gradually evolves into outright rebellion against the brutal regime of General Trujillo (Edward James Olmos). The personal cost is heavy.
This telefilm has a very solid soundtrack. It is free of distortion, the music sounds wonderful, and enough care has been paid to the sound effects that there is always something going…on in the background, even if it is only dripping water or the buzzing of insects.
The format is fullscreen, but (as the credits reveal), the film is made-for-TV, so no horrible pan-and-scan job has been done here. The colours are sumptuous, and very, very bright. The picture is terrifically sharp too. I’d just screened some discs that weren’t anywhere as sharp before looking at this, and it was a welcome relief for the eyes.
Nothing but the trailer.
The lack of special features might make this hard to distinguish from a VHS release, but the picture quality does give the DVD a boost.
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