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Actually, there were two Rodriguezes behind the supernatural
thriller, which is finally set to see a long-awaited U.S. release.
Fango got the exclusive word that Lionsgate Home
Entertainment and Miramax will release CURANDERO: DAWN OF THE DEMON on DVD
(with Ultraviolet digital copy) and video-on-demand March 12. Written by Robert
Rodriguez, who also served as an executive producer with Elizabeth Avellan, the
film was directed by Eduardo Rodriguez (no relation, and currently set to helm
Sony Pictures’ direct-to-video FRIGHT NIGHT 2) and stars EL MARIACHI’s Carlos
Gallardo in the title role. He’s a Mexican faith healer who is called upon to
purify a police station, and winds up in conflict with a ruthless killer named
Casteneda (Gabriel Pingarron). Originally completed way back in 2005 and screened
at Screamfest that year, the film was orphaned when Miramax founders Harvey and
Bob Weinstein split from then-parent company Disney. The DVD will present CURANDERO in 16x9-enhanced 1.78:1 widescreen, with English and Spanish Dolby
Digital 5.1 audio; no special features are announced. Retail price is $26.98.
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