La Pastorela (Spanish Language Version) [VHS]
Top Customer Reviews
But no one is willing to memorize the enormous scripts any more. Kids don't want to rehearse three times a week for a month before Christmas. So lots of people have never seen Los Pastores, or even heard of it.
La Pastorela is Los Pastores with the best folks imaginable for every part. This is the story of a bunch of shepherds who go off looking for the baby Jesus. They get drunk. They get lost. Linda Ronstadt as the Archangel (I think it's Michael) helps them along. They encounter the devil with all his stinky minions.
I am still searching for my copy of this movie (I did finally locate one for a friend) and I haven't seen it in a few years, so this isn't a very specific review. But it's a truly great movie, for hispano-Americans or folks who enjoy them.
Our ancient VHS tape which is like 17 years old barely plays any more and the quality is crud.
I would love to have a DVD of this Christmas classic. Amazon, are you listening? MOre people would LOVE this if it was available. It also features some of the very best singing in any movie ever, the solo of the actor who plays Lucifer and Linda Ronstadt's amazing vocals are especially awesome. The music itself is gorgeous.
Deborah J. Yost
12 December, 2008
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
the Spanglish, the traditions (Gila having to take a "chaperon" along when out with a boy) so true to the culture! the music styles are so authentic. I could just go on and on bragging about the content of this movie. The producer was able to grasp the essence of this tradition "La pastorela" and add the perfect touch of chicano culture. Having been born and raised in Mexico and then moving to the USA, I have a deep appreciation for both cultures. And this is a beautiful blend. It is such a cultural heirloom for newer generations. I love it, I love it. PLEASE BRING IT BACK IN A DVD FORMAT!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very accurate description and smooth transaction ;) ive been looking for this item for a very long time. Im glad i finally found it and at a good price.Published on July 10, 2013 by Chris L.
I love, miss, and can't believe I almost forgot about this film. Its christmas time now and would love to share this film with my girlfriend who has never even herd of it. Read morePublished on December 23, 2011 by shoe
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