Selena [10th Anniversary Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1997]

  • SKU: 8447843
  • Release Date: 09/18/2007
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (41 out of 41)

Special Features


  • Disc 1:
  • The Making of Selena: 10 Years Later
  • 9 additional scenes
  • Disc 2:
  • Selena: Queen of Tejano featurette

Synopsis


Selena
Selena Quintanilla was a major figure in Tejano music, a Grammy-winning recording artist, a beloved star in the American Southwest and Mexico, and seemed poised to cross over into mainstream popularity on the U.S. pop charts when she was murdered on March 31, 1995 by the president of her fan club. Written and directed by Gregory Nava, this biopic concentrates on Selena's relationship with her family and her rise to fame, dealing only briefly with her tragic death. Abraham Quintanilla (Edward James Olmos) is a veteran musician who leads a family-based singing group, The Dinos. At a young age, he notices that his daughter Selena (played as a child by Becky Lee Meza) has a strong singing voice, and he works her into the act (her big number is a version of Over the Rainbow). However, as she grows older, Selena (played as an adult by Jennifer Lopez) wants to establish her own musical identity; while her heritage is Mexican-American, her primary language is English, and her favorite artists are American pop acts like Donna Summer. While Selena and Abraham sometimes argue about the musical direction of the group, he always respects and supports her talent, and her blend of Tejano roots music and danceable pop rhythms soon sparks a revolution in Latin music. Selena later earns the wrath of her father when she becomes romantically involved with Chris Perez (Jon Seda), a rebellious and long-haired guitarist hired to play with the group, but when they elope and Selena convinces Abraham that their love is sincere, Chris is welcomed into the family. After a long string of successes on the Latin charts and playing to a sellout crowd at the Houston Astrodome and a crowd of 100,000 at a stadium in Monterey, Mexico, Selena begins recording her first album in English, which is expected to make her a mainstream star on the level of Whitney Houston or Gloria Estefan. However, the fates decreed it was an album she would never complete. Selena was produced with the participation of the Quintanilla Family (Abraham was executive producer), and Selena's own recordings were used on the soundtrack. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jennifer Lopez
    Jennifer Lopez - Selena Quintanilla
  • Edward James Olmos
    Edward James Olmos - Abraham Quintanilla
  • Rebecca Lee Meza
    Rebecca Lee Meza - Young Selena
  • Jon Seda
    Jon Seda - Chris Perez
  • Constance Marie
    Constance Marie - Marcela Quintanilla



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Movie

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    MrsTPH
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    I bought this movie as a gift for my oldest daughter. It is one of her favorite movies. She always try to watch it on TV when it comes on, but always miss part of it. It will be given to her at Christmas. She will be able to watch whenever she wants now

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully captured

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    Erica
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    I grew up listening to Selena. I saw this movie in theaters with my parents and I hadn’t seen it since. It’s wonderfully written, great acting. They did their best to capture her essence and personality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The QUEEN!

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    DulceM
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    Everyone should watch this movie at least once in their lifetime and I guarantee it won’t be only once you’ll want to watch it! It’s a nostalgic movie for all of us that have grown up loving her ♥️

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite J.Lo movie

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    Moviegirl80

    I loved Selana with J.Lo. Selena is my favorite J.Lo movie. I have Selena on DVD. In Selena I liked Selena, Selena's husband Chris, Selena's parents, Selena's Brother, Selena's sister and Selena's friend. I am a big J.Lo and Selana fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    wonderful dramatization of an amazing artist

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    neutralmelllkhotel
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    Selena was a great artist who died too young at the hands of someone on her team. A true story of her life from childhood to her death, long live the Queen of Tejano music!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite movie of all time

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    EvanPetersissexy
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    Amazing the story of Selena which I consider her to be my idol. Wonderful movie as well. I was overall over satisfied with my order thank you best buy for always providing the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it

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    Sheenajrh
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    I've loved watching this movie growing up and just finally got it! Such a good movie but a sad story. I remember hearing Selena's music on the radio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this movie! All the extra scenes were great!

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    Sandra
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    Great movie! It has a lot of extras that were never shown on TV. The interviews that were done 10 years later were very interesting and it gave so much insight to who Selena really was. Great package deal!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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