Nowadays any film nominated for best foreign film will get a DVD release without much effort. But mining into the past has not been as popular a course. Facets Home Video will make some headway on the issue with the release of the 1984 Spanish film Camila.
Camila is a headstrong, confident, upper-class woman, during the 19th century Argentine dictatorship of Juan Manuel de Rosas. Somehow, her social indiscretions are allowed. But when Camila meets the handsome young priest Ladislao Gutierrez, her passion gets the best of her. She and Ladislao embark on a dangerous romance.
A Dolby Digital soundtrack in Spanish with optional English subtitles and a widescreen transfer make for a good presentation. Extras include the original trailer, a photo gallery and cast and crew biographies.
Priced at $29.95, the DVD will street on January 14th.