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New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD Today – “Viva Riva!”

New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD Today - "Viva Riva!"

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 cities around the country over much of the summer (and it looks like many of you did not, since it only made $61,759 at the box office after 13 weeks in release), you now have a chance to do so from the comfort of your living room, as it’s been released on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD today, September 27th.

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.

Now you know, so go get it…!

Here’s its trailer again:

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I saw it about a month ago, I didn’t like it, it just seemed kind of vulgar, for the sake of vulgarity to me.


Definitely will be picking this up!

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