Calle 54

Calle 54

Director: Fernando Trueba Cast: Eliane Elias, Chano Dominguez, Michel Camilo

DVD (Wide Screen)

Overview

Fernando Trueba's acclaimed celebration of Latin jazz arrives on DVD in a package that should bring a smile to music fans. The visuals have been given a letterboxed transfer in the film's original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 (enhanced for 16 x 9 monitors), and the original Spanish language audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There's also an alternate audio track with the interview segments dubbed into French in Dolby Digital Stereo. Optional Spanish subtitles have been included, and the disc also includes several bonus features: a commentary track from Latin jazz authority Nat Chediak, an additional documentary on the history and background of Latin jazz, biographies and discographies on the musicians featured, and the picture's original theatrical trailer. The superb quality of the disc's DVD audio would be enough reason for many jazz fans to pick up this edition of Calle 54, but the strength of the film and the quality of the additional material makes it a must for anyone with a passion for Latin music at its best.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2001
UPC: 0786936153675
Original Release: 2000
Rating: G
Source: Miramax
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:46:00

Special Features

Audio commentary with associate producer and Latin Jazz historian Nat Chediak [English and Spanish versions]; Documentary on the history of Latin Jazz; Musician bios and discographies; Theatrical trailer; French-language track; English subtitles; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen [1.85:1] enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Credits:Paquito D'Rivera [10:48]
2. Eliane Elias [5:44]
3. Chano Dominguez [7:54]
4. Jerry Gonzalez [8:34]
5. Michel Camilo [8:58]
6. Gato Barbieri [7:59]
7. Tito Puente [11:08]
8. Chucho Valdés [7:56]
9. Chico O'Farril [10:35]
10. Cachao Y Bebo [7:15]
11. Patato Y Puntilla [7:40]
12. Bebo Y Chucho [5:32]
13. End Credits [5:16]

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Calle 54 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS VIDEO IS EXTRAORDINARY! I LOVE THE DIFFERENT MUSICIANS. I LOVE THE BASS PLAYER AS WELL. ANTHONY JACKSON IS THE BOMB! IT IS WORTH SEEING.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago