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La Duena (Telenovela - Televisa) [Abridged]

4.1 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews


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Editorial Reviews

Regina Villareal es una joven bellisima y muy rica desde que fallecieran su padres en un accidente de coche. Vive acompañada de su tía, Berenice a la que considera como una madre, y de su prima Laura, caprichosa mujer que no duda en arrebatarle su novio Mauricio Padilla. El dia de su boda, Regina es abandonada en el altar y comienza a forjarse en ella un terrible carácter, que sólo se verá suavizado cuando conoce a José María Cortés, un atractivo propietario de una hacienda vecina. Angélica Rivera como Regina, Francisco Gattorno como Jose Maria, Cynthia Klitbó como Laura y Eduardo Santamaría como Mauricio son sus principales personajes.

Product Details

  • Actors: Francisco Gatorno, Angelica Rivera
  • Format: Color
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    Unrated
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Televisa
  • Run Time: 280.0 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AWABXY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,260 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Susan E. Neill on April 1, 2007
Format: DVD
I watch lots of telenovelas but have not wished to own one on dvd - for the sake of one's emotional health, one should limit one's intake of melodrama enhanced by scenery-chewing actors... Recently, though, I indulged my long-lived, sadly unrequited crush on Cuban actor Francisco Gattorno and bought a copy of La Duena, the Mexican soap that made him a star (believe it or not, he looks even better in his most recent novela, "La Viuda de Blanco" (2006-2007), than he did 12+ years ago when he made "La Duena." Age definitely becomes him...). But I must say that though I can't compare it to the original, it's obvious that it's been horrifically butchered by some very untalented editors for conversion to dvd. The story line remains intact and easy to follow for the most part, but it's SO chopped up. And what's most annoying is that they even cut the love scenes (o mejor dicho, esp. about this novela, "I secretly love you but I wish I didn't cuz I'm so mad at you" scenes) absurdly short...

I think La Duena, in its original form, was a good telenovela. It was very popular on Televisa in Mexico. As in most telenovelas, the rural setting is gorgeous. The main character, Regina (Angelica Rivera), is left at the alter by her two-timing, gold-digging fiance Mauricio, and runs away to her hacienda, Las Cascabeles, to heal her wounds. But she's very angry, bitter, and unhappy, and it's not long before everyone at Las Cascabeles, and in town, San Ignacio, is afraid of her. Except for her very handsome and strong-willed neighbor, Jose Maria Cortez (Gattorno, who else?), who suspects she's hiding real heartache and falls in love with her despite her very prickly exterior.

It seems to be the concensus of cyber-critics that all of the DVDs of telenovels are very poorly done. Too bad. So - buyer beware...
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This Soup opera has ONLY 1 DVD double side not two as the amazon says.
This resume is so short an bad, I prefer the complete soup opera.
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This is one of the best Telenovelas of all time. This DVD, like the others in this series, is an edited version, but shows from beginning to end the whole story. It does leave out alot of details but you still get 4 1/2 hours of footage. I recommend this to anybody who has seen or never seen the novela. I was very happy just to experience the novela again.
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I saw the orignial version of this story called "LA DUENA" starring Angelica Rivera and Francisco Gattorno. "SOY TU DUENA" (I'm Your Owner) while the two main actors, Lucero (a popular Mexican singer and actress) and Fernando Colunga (the Mexican version of Mel Gibson) did a fantastic job, it is nothing more than a remake. I saw the very first episode to the last during the course of 6 months, and almost every scene and dailouge was EXACTLY the same as "LA DUENA." I'm very famimliar with the orignial so I'm not exagerating. The only MAJOR difference between the two novelas is the final episode (gran final) when the two main characters are about to get married and the villin in the 2010 version comes back armed with a pistol when he was supposed to be dead. During the orignal, the wedding was even greater because there was not 1 but 4 weddings at the same time! Another difference is the names of each character is changed: The owner in the original is called Regina Vidareal, in the new version is Valentina. The town for which she is owner of is called Los Cascabeles is both versions.
STORY PLOT: A beautiful, young and generous woman is left alone at the altar on the day of her wedding, betrayed by her fiance and unknown to her, her own cousin (Laura in the oringinal becomes Ivana in the new,) who is like a sister to her. Regina (or Valentina) was orphaned when her parents both died in a terrible car accident when she was a child. Her aunt, the mother of Laura (or Ivana) raised her. After suffering a major breakdown, pain turns to bitterness and forces Regina (Valentina) to leave for the town she once swore never to return to, Los Cascabeles, of which inherited from her parents and she is now the owner of.
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First thing, this edition is way too short to actually be able to tell the story. It is way too edited and you should try to watch the entire thing (if possible an available). Regina was left at the altar by her fiancee. She goes to a ranch she owns and vows never to fall for a man again. In the process she becomes hardened and bitter. But, enter José María, the owner(?) of the ranch next door. He breaks down her defenses and they fall in love. Of course, a bunch of people try to break them up, especially her cousin (Cynthia Klithbo) who is also in love with Jose Maria. The telenovela is pretty good. It had ok acting, beautiful scenery and the usual plotline: Man and woman fall in love and people try to break them apart.
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Could have used about another 2-3 hours to fill in some of the gaps, but I really like the rancho type telenovelas with men on horses:o) Plus I've watched just about everything that angelica rivera has made.
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By Cardo on January 9, 2012
Format: DVD
La historia es buena y para estar tan resumida, pues dura mas o menos cinco horas, está bien contada. Se entiende la historia, eso si, las sub-historias las cortaron todas pero al final uno se entera de ellas.
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