Amor Real DVD Dos Discos TeleNovela Dobles Adela Noriega


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Amor Real DVD
Directors Eric Morales, Monica Miguel
Actors: Adela Noriega, Fernando Colunga, Ernesto Laguardia, Ana Bertha Espn, Mara Zarattini, Eric Morales, Adela Noriega, Mauricio Herrera, Helena Rojo, Chantal Andere, Caridad Bravo Adams, Ana Martn, Monica Miguel, Rafael Rojas, Mauricio Islas, Mariana Levy, Mario Ivn Martnez

This magnificent 19th century drama tells the story of Matilde Peñalver y Beristain – proud, beautiful and aristocratic, who falls in love with penniless soldier Adolfo Solis, 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.

Rated: PG
Language Spanish
Number Of Discs 2
Run time 7 hours and 16 minutes

The delirious passion and angst of Mexican telenovela Amor Real gets a condensed treatment on this concise DVD presentation. Amor Real tells the story of Matilde Penalver (Adela Noriega), a general’s daughter in love with a common soldier named Adolfo Solis (Mauricio Islas), but who is tricked by her status-conscious mother into marrying a wealthy landowner Manuel Fuentes Guerra (Fernando Colunga). But Manuel has his own baggage–he’s a bastard, only acknowledged by his father as the old man lay dying. When Matilde learns the truth, she and Adolfo try to run away, but Manuel catches her and carries her off to his hacienda, where their tempestuous marriage is tested all the more when Adolfo arrives in the guise of Manuel’s new administrator. From there, the plot of Amor Real explodes in a dozen directions, including the romance of Matilde’s unscrupulous brother and a wealthy spinster; the struggle within the household between Matilde and the housekeeper, who also loves Manuel; Adolfo’s marriage to a young woman dying of tuberculosis; the scheming of Manuel’s cousin to disinherit him; revolution; kidnapping; the murder of a priest; steamy sex; and much, much more, building to an epic conclusion.

Though at times outrageously melodramatic, Amor Real has the juggernaut plotting of a Victor Hugo novel–the many story threads are so skillfully interwoven and lurch from joy to disaster with such vigor that it’s impossible not to get swept away. Making the experience even more dizzying is that this DVD is basically a high-points compilation, condensing 95 episodes into a 4 1/2 hour sprint. Between the careful editing and the charismatic cast, the story is easy to follow and giddy in its swiftness. Fans of the full series may find that this abridged version undercuts the pathos of the original, but for the uninitiated, it’s a hugely enjoyable high-energy romp.

I was so enchanted by the novela as it aired on television that I was anxiously awaiting the DVD version. When it arrived, I couldn’t wait to watch it. Although a bit disappointed initially to find that a lot of the scenes for Catalina, her family and her courtship with Adolfo were edited, I was still very enchanted and loved every minute that was included of the relationships between Manuel, Mati, Humberto, Antonia and the rest. The settings, the cast, the storyline – WOW! what can I say – I haven’t been able to stop myself from watching it over and over again.

I especially found the subtitles option extremely helpful for me. I also loved the second DVD with all the bloopers and behind the scenes specials produced by Televisa for the novela.


DVD and Case included. DVDs are scratch free.