Cirque du Soleil, Cantinflas and more from Columbia Tristar

Columbia Tristar have announced a range of Region 1 DVDs for release on 7th October 2003. You can find artwork for these releases in the following Image Gallery...

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria ($24.95) - Filmed live in high definition at Sydney this performance runs for 90minutes. Features on the DVD include...

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Original Audio DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese subtitles
  • A Look Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • A Different Perspective Featurette
  • Meet the Artists Interviews
  • Multi-Angle Performances
  • Performance Selections
  • Music Promo
Cirque du Soleil: Varekai ($27.95) - Filmed live in Toronto in high definition, this performance runs for 112-minutes and comes on two-discs...
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Original Audio DD5.1 and DTS 5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Multi-Angle Performances
  • Meet the Artists
  • In-depth interviews
  • The Making of an Angel Documentary
  • "Fire Within" Series Preview
  • Cirque de Soleil Promos
  • Performance Selector
Cromwell ($24.95) - Richard Harris and Alec Guinness star in a dazzling epic about the ambitious commoner who overthrew King Charles I.
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 Surround
  • English, French, Japanese and Spanish subtitles
Sanford and Son: The Complete Third Season ($29.95) - All 24 episodes of the third season are spread over three-discs and presented in 1.33:1 Full Screen with English Mono audio.

Seeing Double ($19.95) - The S-Club movie makes its American DVD debut at a low pricepoint.
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • DD5.1 Surround
  • Factoid track with message from S-Club
  • Three Set-Top Games: S Quiz, Spot the Difference, True or False
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • Photo Gallery
Four films starring the prolific Mexican comedian/producer/writer/singer Cantinflas will be released individually with a retail price of $19.95 each, or as a box set retailing at $70.95. All are presented in 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with their original Spanish DD1.0 Mono audio tracks, with optional English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features are limited to Trailers. The films are...

El Analfabeto - Cantinflas plays a young illiterate who receives a letter informing him that his rich uncle has passed away leaving him a great fortune. However, he'll need to learn to read and write before understanding the letter.

El Bolero de Raquel - After arriving late and tipsy to his friend's funeral, Cantinflas is left in charge of his friend's son by the widow. Cantinflas and the boy, Chavita, meet Chavita's teacher, who convinces Cantinflas that he should also go to school. When Cantiflas meets the teacher again they confess their love.

El Padrecito - Cantinflas stars as the new priest in a town set in its ways. Thinking he is going to take the place of their beloved priest, none of the townspeople like him. While there, he stirs up controversy with his ecclectic ways of doing things.

Su Excelencia - Cantinflas works at the embassy for his native Los Cocos, distributing visas to those wishing to visit his homeland. At this time, the world is divided into two sections: those countries that are red and those that are green. Because both sides are evenly matched and Los Cocos has the deciding vote, Cantinflas becomes the Ambassador to Los Cocos and both sides try to persuade him to join them.

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