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La Bamba

1987 Rated PG-13 1hr 49m

The plane crash that killed rocker Buddy Holly also took the life of Ritchie Valens, a 17-year-old Mexican-American who rocketed to fame with the hit "La Bamba." The film paints a vivid portrait of Valens's modest upbringing and rise to stardom.

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Movie Details

1988 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1


Chinese Simplified, English, Korean, Spanish (Neutral), Thai

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Everything but the kitchen sink: Two commentary tracks, two music videos and a featurette (oh yeah, and the trailer). Great stuff and for a music based film like this one, it's important to know that it's been remixed superbly for DD 5.1 sound. Great presentation and excellent DVD.