Xenon Pictures Inc, the leading distributor of Spanish-language DVD content in the U.S. has announced the October 18th release of ‘Rosalinda’, one of Latin America’s most popular telenovelas (soap operas), starring Latin pop diva Thalía. The double-disc Televisa Home Entertainment DVD (more than 7 hours in length) includes English subtitles, a photo gallery and other great bonus features. ‘Rosalinda’ has a suggested retail price of $19.99 and will be available at major retail and online stores in the full-screen format.
Crossover singing star Thalía is Rosalinda, a decent, beautiful young woman who works in a flower shop to pay for her education while aspiring to become a great singer. She finds love with pianist and composer Fernando José Altamirano (Fernando Carrillo), and though they are soon wed, unforeseen circumstances force them apart. Maybe it’s because Rosalinda has discovered that her birth mother, long believed to be dead, is actually serving a prison sentence for the murder of Francisco José’s father! The all-star cast features Mexico’s eternal grande dames Angélica María and Lupita Ferrer.
Originally televised in 1999, ‘Rosalinda’ was shot in beautiful, lush Veracruz, Mexico, and broadcast in a record 110 countries around the world, including the United States, Mexico, the Philippines, Israel, Colombia, China, France, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Romania and Greece, among others. The telenovela’s premiere was the most anticipated television event of the year as it marked the return to acting by Mexico’s sweetheart, Thalía. Ironically, this was also the superstar’s last novela.
With an original script by Delia Fiallo, one of Latin America’s most respected and renowned writers, ‘Rosalinda’ joins a group of hit telenovelas now available on DVD, such as ‘Amor real’ and ‘Rubí’, the top Nielsen-rated novelas of 2004, along with the superb collection of classics from Latin America’s most beloved character Lo Mejor del Chavo del 8, which has sold over 600,000 copies to date.