Ballad of Gregorio Cortez [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]


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There was a genuine ballad behind The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, based on a real-life character. Cortez, a San Antonio cowpoke, was arrested in 1901 because he resembled the actual criminal. Unable to speak English, Cortez fights off the authorities, inadvertently killing a sheriff in the process. His subsequent life and death as a fugitive from the Texas Rangers forms the core of this independently produced project. Adapted from a novel by Americo Paredes, Ballad of Gregorio Cortez stars Edward James Olmos (who wrote some of the film's incidental music) in the title role. Originally produced for PBS' American Playhouse, the film was released to theatres in 1984. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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PG -- Parental guidance suggested
1 hour, 46 minutes
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  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
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  • New 2k digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • New interview with actor and Producer Edward James Olmos
  • New interview with Chon A. Noriega, author of Shot in America: Television, the State, and the Rise of Chicano Cinema
  • Cast-and-crew panel from 2016 including Olmos, Director Robert M. Young; Producer Moctesuma Esparza; Director of Photography Reynaldo Villalobos; and actors Bruce McGill, Tom Bower, Rosanna DeSoto, and Pepe Serna
  • Plus: An essay by the film scholar Charles Ramirez Berg
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