Warner bring you Selena on DVD

Warner Home Video

have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Selena for June 30th 2003 with a retail price of £12.99. Presented in 2.35:1 Widescreen the film is listed as the 'Short Version' and clocks in at 122-minutes. Language options have not yet been confirmed but you can at the very least expect an English audio track with optional English subtitles to be present. There are no planned extras.

From the PR...

Before Selena, Jennifer Lopez was just another struggling actress hoping to get noticed, her most high profile big-screen role being Money Train in 1995. All that changed when the girl from Ponce, Puerto Rico was spotted in My Family directed by Gregory Nava. This led to her being cast by Nava as Selena Quintanilla Perez in the biopic which follows the meteoric rise and tragic demise of Latin music's most popular female star. The success of the film and the critical acclaim for her performance (which included a 1998 Golden Globe Best Actress nomination) meant that, for J-Lo, there would be no looking back.

Set amid the racial tensions and economic hardships of Southern Texas in the 1980s, Selena is the story of a girl from the Tejana Mexican immigrant community who defied the odds to top the US charts.

When her father Abraham (Edward James Olmos) who is himself a failed doo-wop singer, notices a talent for singing in his 10 year old daughter, he forms a musical act with Selena (Lopez) as the star. As they start to gain regional recognition, Abraham begins to dream of ever bigger audiences, and wants nothing to get in the way, including Selena's romance with guitarist Chris Perez (Jon Seda). Her blend of natural talent, boundless energy and magnetic charm appears destined to establish Selena as a new star of popular music until she is cut down in her prime at the hands of a supposedly loyal friend.

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