Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Pedro Almodovar's terrific Broken Embraces has been announced for DVD and Blu-Ray with a release date of March 16th. I'm happy to see the disc will come with some solid extras including a short film called "The Cannibalistic Councillor", a Q&A with star Penelope Cruz and two documentaries. I know the film had some naysayers but, as with pretty much every other Almodovar film, I really fell in love with it. I especially admired that it was a little looser (for lack of a better word) than Pedro's recent output and I like that it wasn't quite as controlled as say All About My Mother, Talk To Her or Volver. Also, I can't praise Penelope Cruise enough as she amazingly gets better and better with each film (and she was pretty damn good to begin with). Anyway, I wanted to give a heads-up on the disc for any fans that might have missed it in theaters.