Blu-ray Release: Frida

Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 31, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Lionsgate

FridaMaking its high-definition Blu-ray debut, 2002 biography movie Frida is a labor of love for Salma Hayek (Grown-Ups), who produced the film and starred as the acclaimed artist Frida Kahlo.

The drama film looks at the life of Frida Kahlo from her humble beginnings through to the success of her artistic vision, in which she channeled her pain. We see her relationship with her mentor and husband Diego (Alfred Molina, An Education), a crippling injury and her scandalous affairs.

Directed by Julie Taymor (The Tempest), the R-rated movie won two Academy Awards for makeup and Elliot Goldenthal’s original score. Frida also was nominated for Oscars for Best Actress for Hayek, art direction, costumes and the song “Burn It Blue.”

Frida Blu-ray boxAlso starring Antonio Banderas (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger), Ashley Judd (Dolphin Tale) and Edward Norton (Red Dragon), Frida is based on the book by Hayden Herrera.

The Blu-ray comes will these special features:

  • interviews with Hayek and Taymor
  • visual effects featurettes
  • a look at the art of Frida Kahlo.

All of these and more were on Miramax’s earlier DVD of Frida.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.