Fox bring you Cinema Latino wave 2
Fox Home Entertainment will release their second wave of Latino Cinema titles on Region 1 DVD from today, 3rd February 2004. The following titles feature the original Spanish Audio (DD2.0 Surround) with English subtitles for the retail price of $19.98 each...
Herod's Law (La Ley de Herodes) - Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him. After the corrupt former mayor is killed by the peasants, poor janitor Juan Vargas is appointed new mayor of a desert town in central Mexico. Although he tries to bring the motto of the ruling party to town (modernity, peace and progress) he realizes soon that there's nothing to do against corruption…except to become corrupt. Step by step, helped by his pistol, Juan Vargas becomes the law and the worst major in the town's history.
Leaving Without a Trace (Sin Dejar Huella) - Aurelia is a single mother who ditches her factory job and drug-dealing boyfriend, and Ana is a smooth-talking smuggler of a fake Mayan artefacts fleeing a corrupt cop. When they cross paths at a truck stop in the dusty Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez, the two decide to travel together to the Yucatan in search of freedom and friendship. Winner of the Latin American Cinema Award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. This is a smartly- written and visually-sumptuous road movie about two women on the run. Written and directed by Maria Novaro (Danzon, The Garden of Eden). A hit at the 2002 San Diego Latino Film Festival!
Dust to Dust (Por La Libre) - Rodri and Rico are two cousins unalike in every way except for a shared contempt for their parents' values and a deep connection to their free spirited grandfather, Rodrigo. When Rodrigo dies unexpectedly, his yuppie children are more interested in quibbling about their inheritance than in fulfilling his last request. Determined to make things right, Rodri and Roco kidnap their grandfather's ashes and set off for sunny Acapulco in a vintage Mercedes. On the way, they learn about life and friendship and realize that their grandfather was more free-spirited than they could have imagined.