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Title The ballad of Gregorio Cortez / National Endowment for the Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Playhouse and National Council of La Raza presents a Moctesuma Esparza production of a Robert M. Young film ; screenplay by Victor Villaseñor ; produced by Moctesuma Esparza and Michael Hausman ; directed by Robert M. Young ; Moctesuma Esparza Productions, Inc.

Publication Info. [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ    Check Shelf
Edition DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 folded leaf : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
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Description digital rdatr
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NTSC rdabs
video file rdaft
DVD video
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Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 940
Criterion collection ; 940.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; 16:9 widescreen presentation; Dolby digital monaural.
Cast Edward James Olmos, James Gammon, Tom Bower, Bruce McGill, Brion James, Alan Vint, Timothy Scott, Pepe Serna, Rosana DeSoto.
Credits Executive producers, David Ochoa, H. Frank Dominguez ; photography, Ray Villalobos ; editors, Arthur Coburn, John Bertucci ; music, W. Michael Lewis, Edward James Olmos.
Note Based on the book "With His Pistol in His Hand" by Américo Paredes.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
This DVD release adheres to how the film was originally released without subtitles for the Spanish spoken by its Mexican American characters, so that English-speaking viewers would experience the Spanish dialogue with the same limited or nonexistent understanding that the film's English-speaking characters do. In keeping with that intention on the part of the filmmakers, the Spanish has not been subtitles in English for this release.
Widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio).
Restored in 2016 by the Academy Film Archive.
Summary Set in 1901. After a heated misunderstanding due to poor translation leads to the death of a lawman, Mexican American farmer Gregorio Cortez sets off in desperate flight from the Texas Rangers, evading a massive manhunt on horseback for days.
Note Special features: New 2K digital restoration; new interview with producer and actor Edward James Olmos; new interview with Chon A. Noriega; cast and crew panel from 2016 with Edward James Olmos, Robert M. Young, Moctesuma Esparza, Reynaldo Villalobos, Bruce McGill, Tom Bower, Rosanna DeSoto and Pepe Serna; plus, in accompanying booklet, an essay by film scholar Charles Ramirez Berg.
Language English and Spanish dialogue; optional English subtitles for English dialogue and Spanish subtitles for Spanish dialogue.
Subject Cortez, Gregorio, 1875-1916 -- Drama.
Fugitives from justice -- Texas -- Drama.
Texas Rangers -- Drama.
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Trials (Murder) -- Texas -- Drama.
Texas -- Ethnic relations -- Drama.
Texas -- History -- 1846-1950 -- Drama.
Cortez, Gregorio, 1875-1916. (OCoLC)fst00225175
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Trials (Murder) (OCoLC)fst01156368
Texas. (OCoLC)fst01210336
Chronological Term 1865-1918
Genre/Form Western films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Film adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01710491
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Western films. (OCoLC)fst01710347
Added Author Young, Robert M., 1924- film director.
Esparza, Moctesuma, film producer.
Hausman, Michael, film producer.
Villaseñor, Victor, screenwriter.
Bower, Tom, 1938- actor.
Olmos, Edward James, actor, composer (expression)
Gammon, James, actor.
McGill, Bruce, 1950- actor.
Serna, Pepe, 1944- actor.
De Soto, Rosana, 1947- actor.
Lewis, W. Michael, composer (expression)
Coburn, Arthur, editor of moving image work.
Bertucci, John, editor of moving image work.
Villalobos, Reynaldo, director of photography.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Paredes, Américo, 1915-1999. With his pistol in his hand.
Moctesuma Esparza Productions, production company.
National Endowment for the Humanities, presenter.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, presenter.
National Council of La Raza, presenter.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Contained in work: American playhouse (Television program)
Standard No. 715515219013
ISBN 9781681434865
Music No. CC2929DDVD The Criterion Collection
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