'Chico & Rita' Dated for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The Oscar-nominee for Best Animated Feature will jazz up Blu-ray in September.

In a very early announcement to retailers, New Video will be releasing 'Chico & Rita' on Blu-ray on September 18.

Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their ambitions and each other from Havana to New York and Hollywood to Paris, in an epic story of love and heartbreak spanning six decades.

Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba ('Belle Epoque') and Spain’s renowned designer and illustrator Javier Mariscal celebrate their passion for the people and culture of Cuba in a red-hot musical love story set against the color and bustle of 1940’s Havana and jazz-era New York.

'Chico & Rita' was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature and took home prizes for Best Animated Film at both the European Film Awards and Spain’s Goya Awards, among other accolades. The film has played prestigious festivals including Toronto International Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival and was opening night film at Miami International Film Festival. The film opened theatrically in the US in early 2012.

With an original soundtrack by multi-Grammy®-winning Bebo Valdés, 'Chico & Rita' captures a definitive moment in the evolution of jazz and features the music of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Charlie Parker, Tito Puente, and others.


Specs and supplements haven't been revealed yet, and the suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'Chico & Rita' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 18.

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Chico & Rita (Blu-ray)
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