Illuminating Biopic of Iconic Comedian Arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand December 2nd from Lionsgate Home Entertainment
The untold story of Mexicoâ€™s greatest and most beloved comic film star comes to life when Cantinflas charms the world on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand December 2nd from Pantelion and Lionsgate Home Entertainment. In the most successful Hispanic film of the summer, the true story of Mario â€œCantinflasâ€ Moreno is brought to vivid life. Nicknamed â€œThe Charlie Chaplin of Mexico,â€ Cantinflas tries his hand at a number of odd jobs including boxing and bullfighting, finally stumbling to success in small-town bars and theaters. His improvisational quirks and fearlessness send him to the global stage where he becomes a beloved, comedic fixture. Mexicoâ€™s official submission for the 2014 Academy AwardÂ®â€™s Best Foreign Language Film category, Cantinflas stars Ã“scar Jaenada (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) accompanied by the talents of Michael Imperioli (HBOâ€™s â€œThe Sopranosâ€), Ilse Salas (GÃ¼eros), Luis Gerardo MÃ©ndez (The Noble Family) and Gabriela de la Garza (Dragonball: Evolution), along with Adal Ramones (Saving Private Perez) and BÃ¡rbara Mori (La Mujer de Mi Hermano). Cantinflas is a unique tale of one manâ€™s journey from modest beginnings to superstardom.
In Cantinflas, the true story of Mexicoâ€™s greatest and most beloved comedy film star is told for the first time. From his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood, Cantinflas became famous around the world â€“ one joke at a time. Relive the laughter that has charmed generations.
Directed by SebastiÃ¡n del Amo (The FantÃ¡stic World of Juan Orol), the Cantinflas DVD includes a behind-the-scenes featurette titled â€œCantinflas: From Mexico to the Big Screen,â€ and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
â€œCantinflas: From Mexico to the Big Screenâ€ featurette
Lionsgate, home to The Hunger Games, Twilight and Divergent franchises, is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, The Possession, Sinister, Roadside Attractions’ A Most Wanted Man, Lionsgate/Codeblack Filmsâ€™ Addicted and Pantelion Films’ breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com