Music Video and Distribution/Visual Entertainment (UMVD/VE) and Xenon
Pictures, Inc. have announced the release on April 26, 2005
of AMOR REAL on DVD across the USA. The double disc, with
more than 430 minutes, will be available to a wider audience
as it includes subtitles in English in addition to bloopers,
interviews, a photo gallery and the musical video by award
winning Latin pop band Sin Bandera.
Loaded with DVD bonus
video by award winning Latin pop band Sin Bandera.
Interactive menus and scene selection.
Latin American entertainment phenomenon which has carved out
an extraordinary presence in the United States and more than
100 countries around the world, reach some 2 billion viewers
in places as diverse as Russia, China, Romania and
Afganistan. For viewers of any nationality, Telenovelas
provide an addictive formula of impossible love, social
chasms, plotting evildoers and the eventual triumph of good.Telenovelas are
aired in prime-time six days a week (often dubbed or
subtitled for non-Spanish-speaking viewers) attracting a
broad audience across age and gender lines, and commanding
top advertising rates. Each series runs an average of six
months, and plots have a distinct beginning, middle and
climactic ending. Telenovelas generally vary from 180
to 200 hundred episodes, but the more popular ones may be
extended for longer periods due to successful ratings.
Noriega, Fernando Colunga and Mauricio Islas, some of
Mexico's most sought-after talent, AMOR REAL, is a
magnificent 19th century drama that tells the story of
Matilde Peñalver y Beristain, proud, beautiful and
aristocratic, who falls in love with penniless soldier
Adolfo Solís, though her mother Augusta is determined that
she marry a rich man. After creating a rift between the two
lovers, Augusta forces her daughter to marry Manuel Fuentes
Guerra-honorable, handsome and heir to a vast fortune.
Unhappy in her marriage, Matilde continues her romance with
Adolfo, creating a triangle that threatens everyone
involved, including Matilde's unborn child.While on the air AMOR
REAL, broke TV viewing records both in Mexico, where the
entire "telenovela" was run a second time after public
demand, and in the U.S., becoming the #1 Spanish soap opera
of all time.
Matilde, who comes from a
supposedly respectable and aristocratic family, is in love with Adolfo,
an army Lieutenant with no fortune of his own. In a desperate bid to
save the family from financial ruin, Matilde’s unscrupulous mother has
schemed to arrange a marriage between her daughter and Manuel, a wealthy
landowner with noble intentions. Unaware of her feelings for Adolfo,
Manuel succeeds in winning Matilde’s hand after her mother has Adolfo
arrested and falsely informs her that Adolfo has been hiding a wife and
family in a neighboring town. Adolfo breaks out of prison to be with
Matilde, but it is too late. Upon learning of Adolfo’s escape and his
bride’s devotion to this man whom he has never seen, Manuel takes
Matilde to live on his ranch in the countryside. There they consummate
their marriage and despite her feelings for Adolfo, Matilde slowly but
surely begins to have feelings for Manuel. Manuel hires a new ranch
foreman, who turns out to be Adolfo. To complicate matters, Matilde’s
unexpected pregnancy will suddenly help all three of these distraught
lovers understand the meaning of Real Love.