Xenon Pictures, the leading Spanish-language content distributor in the US, has announced the release of one of the most popular telenovelas of all times, Rosa Salvaje, available on DVD on September 18, 2007.
The triple-disc Televisa Home Entertainment DVD contains 10 hours of content, and includes English subtitles, a photo gallery and extra bonus features. Rosa Salvaje has a suggested retail price of $19.99 and will be available at major retail and online stores nationwide.
Starring Veronica Castro, one of Latin America’s most popular entertainers, with Guillermo Capetillo and Laura Zapata, Rosa Salvaje (Wild Rose) was originally aired in 1987 and quickly became a huge success, not only in Mexico, Latin America and the U.S., but as far away as Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Bulgaria, Russia, China and Israel. The theme song, also named “Rosa Salvaje”, became one of Veronica Castro’s biggest #1 hit records.
Leigh Savidge, founder and CEO of Xenon Pictures states, “We’re very excited about the DVD release of Rosa Salvaje, a true landmark in the history of the telenovela. It became a prototype for the entire genre, and with Veronica Castro in the lead, it’s got some serious star power!”
Rosa Salvaje is the story of Rosa Garcia (Veronica Castro), a naive tomboy from an impoverished section of Mexico City, who meets wealthy Ricardo Linares (Guillermo Capetillo) while stealing apples from his tree. On a dare, Ricardo plans to marry Rosa to spite his sisters Candida (Liliana Abud) and Dulcina (Laura Zapata), who had expected him to marry socialite Leonela Villarreal (Felicia Mercado). Rosa and Ricardo soon discover that they truly love each other, much to the horror of Candida, Dulcina and Leonela, as they plot to destroy the marriage.