10th Anniversary special ed.
2 videodiscs (261 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Director of photography, Edward Lachman ; editor, Nancy Richardson ; original score, Dave Grusin ; costume designer, Elisabetta Beraldo ; production designer, Gary White ; choreographer, Miranda Garrison.
Jennifer Lopez (Selena Quintanilla), Edward James Olmos (Abraham Quintanilla), Jon Seda (Chris Perez), Constance Marie (Marcela Quintanilla), Jacob Vargas (Abie Quintanilla), Lupe Ontiveros (Yolanda Saldivar), Jackie Guerra (Suzette Quintanilla), Richard Coca (Bobby '61), Panchito Gomez (young Abraham '61), Seidy Lopez (Deborah), Victoria Elena Flores (young Suzette), Rafael Tamayo (young Alie), Leon Singer (Concert promoter), Rebecca Lee Meza (young Selena).
Date/Time and Place of Event
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1997.
Shot dead on March 31, 1995 at the age of 23, Selena Quintanilla was poised to become the first female singer to cross over from Spanish to English markets successfully. For a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas, Selena's accomplishments were remarkable. She conquered the Spanish charts, had No. 1 hits, dominated Mexican-American pop music, won both acceptance in Mexico (despite shaky Spanish) and a Grammy. This biopic presents Selena as that rare popular girl who's not especially rich, cool, or perfect looking but is bubbly and warm and genuinely at ease. Nurtured by her family, Selena never pretended to be anything other than Mexican-American, which made her a cultural icon, while she continued to reach out to everyone. Her life was brutally cut short, but her example--working her way through obstacles with grace and grit--lives on.
Theatrical release version: MPAA rating: PG some mild language and thematic element; Director's cut extended version: MPAA Rating: Unrated.
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.