“Viva Riva!” Coming To DVD & Blu-ray Next Month!

"Viva Riva!" Coming To DVD & Blu-ray Next Month!

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.

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James Madison

This will go in the collection.

I think I have said it before, my constructive criticism of Viva Riva is that I wish director Djo Tunde Wa Mungo would have cast a female lead/love interest with a darker complexion. Not that Manie Malone did a bad job, she was great.

Just a hope that with breaking cinematic grounds via storytelling, the banes of complexion would be broken as well.


This is great, been wanting to see this.

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