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The Warner Archive Collection (WAC) Releases

SELENA (1997)

For First Time on Blu-ray May 19

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Selena will be viewable as Original Theatrical Version or the Extended Cut – Both in HD/Blu-ray

Special Features include: Documentary “Selena, Queen of Tejano”; Making of Selena: 10 Years Later; Outtakes; Theatrical Trailer (HD)

About the Film:

The nuts and bolts of the irresistibly danceable music called Tejano are pop, rock, polka, R&B and Latin influences. To millions of fans, there’s another vital ingredient: the dynamic singer Selena. Selena is the vibrant story of the Grammy®-winning singer whose life ended at its creative peak. Pulsating with Selena’s voice on the soundtrack, the film is bracingly authentic. In the title role, Jennifer Lopez powerfully captures the warmth and electricity of a beloved entertainer. Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda and others also shine in “a poignant, heartwarming movie that deserves a standing ovation” (Jules Peimer, WKDM-RADIO/NEW YORK).


I have 3 copies to give away and here’s what you have to do to enter…

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND/OR FACEBOOK & MESSAGE ME WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS ON THE RESPECTIVE PLATFORM(S) WITH THE HASHTAG #A2Kselena

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Yes, that’s all you have to do!

This promotion will end Monday, May 25 at 12:00 PM (eastern time). Only one entry per person. No purchase necessary. U.S. residents are eligible to enter. AccordingtoKristin.com and other promotional partners are not responsible for lost, stolen, or misdirected mail.


 

 


 

SELENA (1997) – Available 5/19!

Viewable as either Original Theatrical Version or Extended Cut

Run Time            128:00

Subtitles              English SDH

Audio Specs       DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 – English

ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 2.40:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX

Product Color    COLOR

Disc Configuration  BD 50

Special Features: Documentary “Selena, Queen of Tejano”; Making of Selena: 10 Years Later; Outtakes; Theatrical Trailer (HD)

 

Available: Online retailers where DVD and BDs are sold.

ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA & MAJOR TV ADAPTING CHRIS PEREZ’S TO SELENA WITH LOVE FOR TELEVISION

Studios Developing Series For Both English and Spanish Audiences Based On Best-Selling Book About Latin Superstar’s Love Story

para-selena-con-amorEndemol Shine North America and Major TV have optioned the television rights to Chris Perez’s To Selena With Love, the best-selling book that tells the late Latin music superstar’s love story through the eyes of her husband.

Endemol Shine and Major TV are adapting To Selena With Love for both English and Spanish TV audiences with Blue Mariachi, Perez and Carlito Miranda’s production company. Endemol Shine, Major TV and Blue Mariachi are also developing additional culturally-driven scripted and non-scripted content together.

In To Selena With Love, which was first published in 2012 (English and Spanish), Perez recounts for the first time his compelling, forbidden and ultimately tragic love story with one of the most revered Latin music stars, Selena Quintanilla. The TV series will also include details, stories, perspective and insights which were not covered in the book from Perez’s perspective.

Major TV is led by Raymond Garcia, formerly publisher and founder of Celebra at Penguin Random House, where he published numerous best-sellers with top authors such as Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and Perez, author of To Selena With Love.

“I spent several years keeping the memories of my late wife bottled up inside,” says Perez. “To Selena with Love allowed me to finally embrace my experience and understand the void it could fill in the hearts of so many others. I am now ready to take the important step of being fully transparent and bringing my everlasting relationship to life on the screen.”

“Selena is one of the most influential Latin artists of all time and her legacy continues to live on long after her tragic death,” says Endemol Shine North America CEO and Endemol Shine Americas Chairman Cris Abrego. “Chris Perez’s beautiful book To Selena With Love captured their amazing life together and will make for the perfect foundation for a TV series that our team is currently developing for both English and Spanish audiences worldwide.”

Added Major TV’s Garcia, “I could not be more honored and humbled to launch Major TV with Endemol Shine and the captivating love story of the legendary Selena Quintanilla and Chris Perez. Having published To Selena with Love, I witnessed legions of fans moved to tears with a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of their eternal icon. I am very proud of Chris for sharing his deeply personal relationship for the first time on television.”

Grammy Award-winner Selena Quintanilla is one of the most influential Latin artists of all time, having sold 60 million albums world wide. The Texas-born singer made her recording debut in the ’80s, going on to become an award-winning recording artist in the Latin music scene with albums like Amor Prohibido and Selena Live. In 1995, she was tragically murdered by the founder of her fan club. Her last album, Dreaming of You, was released posthumously in 1995 and became a huge hit. Selena’s life story was the subject of a 1997 film, Selena, which starred Jennifer Lopez in her career-propelling role as the Tejano superstar and James Edward Olmos as her father.

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Celebrating Selena

March 31, 2015 will mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Selena Quintanilla Perez.

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Growing up as a half Cuban, half Irish American in a predominantly hispanic community in Florida made it a guarantee that Selena was being played on our radios. I remember getting out our blank cassette tapes and waiting for her songs to come on so we could record them. (Yes, cassette tapes!) When we learned of her death at such a young age, I remember my best friend and I being shocked.

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In 1997, just two years after her death, they released a biographical film dedicated to the fallen star, showing her life as a young girl to the incredible woman she’d become at the time of her death. Jennifer Lopez portrays Selena perfectly in this film and, despite early protests regarding Lopez (Puerto Rican) being cast to play the star (of Mexican descent), many also agree. Some protestors even recanted their statements once they saw the finished film. The film also has Edward James Olmos portraying Selena’s father, Jon Seda as her husband, Chris Perez and Jacob Vargas as her brother, A.B. Quintanilla. It also featured many of Selena’s songs throughout the film.

Feel free to read the following article, found on CNN, regarding Selena

Selena: 20 years after her death

Also, check out the trailer for the film ‘Selena’ below: