Reviews and Articles
  • Log in to Add Reviews, Videos, Etc
  • Places to Buy

    Searching for products...

    Item Images
    About This Item

    Unique ID Code: 0000080963
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 13/2/2006 14:14
    View Changes

    Bad Education (aka La Mala Educacion) (UK)

    7 / 10
    1 vote cast
    Rate this item
    Inline Image

    A film by Pedro Almodovar
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 106 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
    Release Date:

    Madrid, 1980. A young and successful film director, Enrique Goded (Fele Martínez) is searching for an idea for his next film. One day, whilst scouring newspapers for a worthwhile story to translate to the screen, he is visited by a childhood friend, Ignacio Rodriguez (Gael García Bernal) who is now an actor going by the name of Angel Andrade. He gives Enrique a short story called `The Visit` based on the experiences that he and Enrique had at school 16 years earlier. The short story recalls the two boys love for each other and how their school principal and literature teacher, Father Manolo (Daniel Gimenez Cacho) expelled Enrique because he himself was in love with Ignacio...

    Special Features:
    Teaser trailer. Theatrical trailer. Television spots. Making of montage. Photo gallery. Press book. Costume design feature. Deleted scenes.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Pedro Almodóvar

    Written By:

    Francisco Maestre
    Lluís Homar
    Daniel Giménez Cacho
    Fele Martínez
    Gael García Bernal

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    This movie turned out to be a very nice surprise for me, since I`m not a big fan of Almodóvar.
    The two leads give superb performances and give a lot of depth to the characters.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the picture is nice and crisp.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good, too. There`s barely a usage of the surrounds, but that`s totally acceptable for this kind of a movie.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a behind the scenes featurette, 2 deleted scenes and a picture gallery.
    Bottom line - a good and heartfelt drama with an almost decent disc to match.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 18/2/2006 19:56