‘Rudo Y Cursi’ Heads to DVD And Blu-ray13 Jul, 2009 By: Eui-jo Marquez
The dynamic duo of Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna has reunited for the first time since they starred in the crossover hit from Mexico Y Tu Mamá También.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Rudo y Cursi Aug. 25 (prebook July 23) on DVD ($28.96) and Blu-ray Disc ($39.95).
The DVD and Blu-ray feature deleted scenes, commentary from director and screenwriter Carlos Cuarón and Bernal and Luna, a making-of featurette, and a music video for “I Want You to Want Me” (as sung in Spanish by Bernal in the film) and a karaoke version of the song.
The Blu-ray also features a Q&A with Cuarón, Bernal and Luna.
Rudo Y Cursi features the two actors as brothers who are discovered by a talent scout and whisked away from a banana plantation to play on two different soccer teams in Mexico City. Luna (Milk, The Terminal) plays Beto, nicknamed Rudo (“tough”) for his rough goalkeeping style, and Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries, Babel) is Tato, who is called Cursi (“corny”) for his peculiar scoring technique. The two have trouble dealing with their success and rivalry.
The film was written and directed by Cuarón (Y Tu Mama Tambien, Ofelia), and produced by the three amigos of Mexican film: Alejandro González Iñárritu (director of Babel), Guillermo Del Toro (director of Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy and the upcoming Hobbit and Hobbit 2), and Alfonso Cuarón (director of Children of Men).