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The Golden Age of Hollywood? How About The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema


BURBANK - Warner Home Video has released of 23 of the most renowned and acclaimed films starring Pedro Infante - one of Latin America’s most revered cultural icons. From whimsical comedies to dramatic romances to inspiring musical performances, the titles featured within the PEDRO INFANTE COLLECTION represent some of the very best work, directed by the acclaimed Ismael Rodriguez to come out of Mexico’s Golden Age of Cinema.

The release is made possible through a partnership agreement between Warner Home Video and Películas Rodríguez and comes at the footsteps of a month-long celebration in memory of the larger than life Pedro Infante. Each re-mastered film on DVD is loaded with extra features, such as musical sing-a-longs, subtitles in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese as well as featurettes with interviews, and is now available, for the first time ever in the US, in major retailers, bookstores, online stores and also places that cater to the growing US Latino consumer.

Among the titles is the popular “Trilogy of Bittersweet Poverty” (“Nosotros Los Pobres,” “Ustedes Los Ricos,” and “Pepe, El Toro”), “El Seminarista,” “Cuando Lloran los Valientes,” “Las Islas Marías,” “Dicen que Soy Mujeriego,” “El Seminarista,” “La Mujer que Yo Perdí,” “Sobre Las Olas,” “Angelitos Negros,” and the documentary “Así era Pedro Infante,” which features scenes from the Golden Globe® Award winning film “Tizoc” that garnered Mr. Infante a Berlin Festival Silver Bear Award as Best Actor -- given to him posthumously.

To complement the release of such classic films on DVD, Warner Home Video has launched a special website - - in both English and Spanish, with a synopsis and movie clips of each film that encompassed the PEDRO INFANTE COLLECTION.

A prolific artist who performed in over 60 films and recorded over 365 songs, Pedro Infante is one of the most captivating personalities of all time whose rabid fan base surpasses millions worldwide. A timeless icon, Pedro Infante continues to inspire countless contemporary performers, from Mexican crooner Luis Miguel, to Latin crossover sensation Juanes, to the 2007 World Music nominee Lila Downs. Mr. Infante’s death at age 40 in a plane crash on April 15th, 1957 triggered a national day of mourning in Mexico for their Ídolo de Guamúchil. Numerous tributes are now taking place throughout the United States, Mexico and Latin America to honor the 50th anniversary of Infante’s untimely passing.


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