Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” to Be First Netflix Film Released on Blu-Ray/DVD

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18 Nov 2019 | Negocios

Alfonso Cuaron’s last project is headed beyond the stream…

The 57-year-old Mexican filmmaker’s Oscar-winning film Roma will be the first Netflix film to get a Blu-Ray and DVD release, due to the Criterion Collection launching a special edition in February.

Alfonso Cuarón

The release will include five separate documentaries about the creation of the film, and will feature the same 4K master and Dolby Atmos sound that were part of the theatrical release. 

Roma won Academy Awards for Cuaron’s directing and cinematography, as well as the foreign-language film Oscar.

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma

Roma follows the Oscar-nominee Yalitza Aparicio, who plays a live-in housekeeper in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. It became Mexico’s first winner of the Oscar for foreign-language feature. The film, produced by Esperanto Filmoj and Participant Media, joined previous foreign-language film nominees Life Is BeautifulCrouching Tiger, Hidden DragonLetters From Iwo JimaBabel, and Amour as a nominee in the best picture category.

Roma is also the first Netflix film to be added to the Criterion Collection. The documentaries include “Road to Roma,” about the making of the film, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and an interview with Cuarón; “Snapshots from the Set”; documentaries about the sound, post-production processes, the theatrical campaign and social impact in Mexico.


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