In my review of Djo Tunda Wa Munga’s crime drama, Viva Riva!, I highlighted the film’s audacious depictions of the kind of orchestrated sexuality and violence rarely seen in African cinema (specifically cinema of the DRC – the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, where such scenes are taboo); a kind of “fuck-you” to the status quo in a country that hadn’t seen a feature film produced in over 2 decades.
If you didn’t get a chance to see the film when it toured a few cities in the country in the last 3 or so months, you’ll get your chance when it’s released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 27th, its official home video release date. I’m sure it’ll find its way to VOD soon thereafter.
The DVD will retail for about $27 and the Blu-ray at $35. Bonus features on each disk will include: an interview with director Djo Tunda Wa Munga and Papy a 2009 50-minute film about aids in the Congo, directed by Djo.
You can preorder on Amazon right now.