[Press Release] If you don’t know her name, you will when “The Curse of La Llorona” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. From New Line Cinema and producer James Wan, “The Curse of La Llorona” brings the iconic Latin American legend to terrifying life in an original horror film, marking the feature directorial debut of Michael Chaves, the innovative filmmaker behind the award-winning short “The Maiden.”
The film stars Linda Cardellini (“Green Book,” TV’s “Bloodline”), Raymond Cruz (TV’s “Breaking Bad,” “Training Day”) and Patricia Velasquez (TV’s “Arrested Development,” “The Mummy” films). Supporting cast includes Marisol Ramirez (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”), Sean Patrick Thomas (the “Barbershop” films, “Halloween: Resurrection”), Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen (“Selfless”) and newcomer Roman Christou.
“The Curse of La Llorona” was written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis (“Five Feet Apart”) and produced by Wan, Gary Dauberman and Emile Gladstone. Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Michelle Morrissey and Michael Clear served as executive producers. Chaves’s creative behind-the-scenes team was led by director of photography Michael Burgess (“Aquaman”), production designer Melanie Jones (“Insidious: The Last Key”), editor Peter Gvozdas (“The Purge”) and costume designer Megan Spatz (“Slice”). The music was composed by Joseph Bishara (the “Insidious” films).
New Line Cinema presents An Atomic Monster/Emile Gladstone Production, “The Curse of La Llorona.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
“The Curse of La Llorona” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie.
“The Curse of La Llorona” also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
Fans can also own “The Curse of La Llorona” via purchase from digital retailers beginning July 16.
Set in 1973 Los Angeles, the film tells the story of Anna Tate-Garcia (Linda Cardellini), a social worker and widowed single mom struggling to balance the two roles while still coping with the loss of her husband.
As a skeptic serving a city of believers, Anna has navigated a multitude of phantoms and superstitions in her job, usually finding personal demons lurking beneath. So when she’s called to the home of Patricia Alvarez (Patricia Velasquez) and finds her two young sons locked in a closet, she interprets their terrified mother’s desperate efforts to keep them locked away as a dangerous sign of abuse.
Though Anna is determined to get Patricia the help she needs, her first concern is the safety of the children. But, because she is unaware of the very real danger they face, Anna has no idea what she’s about to unleash – or the devastation it will cause – when she places a psychiatric hold on their mother and takes the kids into protective custody.
In the deepest hours of the night, a haunting cry echoes through the corridors of the children’s shelter where the two boys sleep… When their bodies are later pulled from the river, their distraught mother lays the blame at Anna’s feet, and leaves her with an eerie warning: La Llorona has her children now… but Anna’s own could be next.
When darkness descends and her kids hear the weeping woman’s ominous cries, Anna is forced to confront the reality of Patricia’s claims: this legendary spirit is hunting children in modern-day Los Angeles…and her own small kids are her prey.
With nowhere else to turn, Anna puts her faith in Rafael Olvera (Raymond Cruz), a former priest-turned-curandero who has been preparing for this battle all his life. Bringing his powerful faith and arsenal of spiritual totems, Rafael bands together with Anna and her kids as they batten down the hatches and arm themselves for the onslaught when night falls and La Llorona unleashes the full force of her furious supernatural wrath.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“The Curse Of La Llorona” Blu-ray Combo Pack and Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
- The Myth of La Llorona
- Behind the Curse
- The Making of a Movie Monster
- Deleted Scenes
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On July 16, “The Curse Of La Llorona” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On August 6, “The Curse Of La Llorona” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
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Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 6
EST Street Date: July 16
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Candian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, B. Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, B. Portuguese
Running Time: 93 minutes
Rating: Rated R for violence and terror
Blu-ray: DTS 5.1, ATOMS
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