A wonderful way to start the week, with an announcement that one of the most engaging films I’ve seen this year will be arriving on home video (DVD, Blu-ray, VOD and digital) in less than 2 months, and the rest of you who haven’t yet seen it, especially as we’ve continued to praise it here on S&A (since last year), will finally get your opportunity to do so.
And by the way, it was nominated in the Best Animated Feature category at the 84th annual Academy Awards (it didn’t win however).
Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will release Chico & Rita, day-and-date on September 18th on cable VOD, DVD, and on DVD/Blu-ray in a Limited Edition Collector’s Set, preceded by an early digital release on August 21.
Chico & Rita received a limited theatrical release this year, earning more than $2.2 million at the box office, and while it didn’t win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, it did take home the Best Animated Feature award at the European Film Awards, and was an audience favorite at the Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals.
The Limited Edition Collector’s Set includes Blu-ray and DVD discs, an audio CD of the full-length Latin Grammy-winning soundtrack, and a 16-page excerpt from The New York Times bestselling graphic novel based on the film.
Here’s its trailer as a refresher: