Popular Mega-Series ‘Gabriel’ Coming to DVD
MIAMI, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) (Nasdaq: SBSA) and Echo Bridge Home Entertainment have entered into a distribution agreement to release the mega-series that captivated audiences worldwide, “Gabriel Amor Immortal,” on DVD on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at a suggested retail price of $29.99. This exclusive box-set will include all the episodes of the series, along with behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes including the famous love scene between Chayanne and Angelica Celaya that was too hot to show on television, and music videos featuring songs by Chayanne, and Jose Luis “El Puma” Rodriguez.
Nominated for 8 Suncoast Regional EmmyÃ‚® Awards and produced by Megafilms and DirecTV Mas, “Gabriel” is the first scripted dramatic Megaseries filmed in high-definition with 3-D animation and special effects. The cast includes some of Spanish-language’s most renowned actors such as: Chayanne, Angelica Celaya, Jose Luis “El Puma” Rodriguez, Laura Ferretti, Sebastian Ligarde, Julian Gil, Mirta Renee, Laura Zerra, Freddy Viquez, Juan David Ferrer, Alvaro Ruiz, Marcos Miranda, Leonardo Krys, Camila Banus and the young singing sensation, Alexia.
Chayanne portrays the modern day vampire, “Gabriel,” a tortured being whose only hope of salvation lies in reuniting with his reincarnated soulmate, Eva, played by the Mexican starlet, Angelica Celaya. Eva was killed over 300 years ago when Gabriel was still mortal and his village was attacked by the bloodthirsty, conquistador-turned-nightstalker, Pizarro, portrayed by Jose Luis “El Puma” Rodriguez. Doomed to roam eternal darkness after being cursed by an Inca princess as revenge for the destruction of her village, Pizarro threatens to once again rob Gabriel of his long-lost love.
“It was something that fans kept asking for and we felt it was time for the series to be released on DVD,” said Agustin, Creator, Writer and Director of Megaseries “Gabriel.” “The DVD allowed me to include things that I wasn’t able to show on television, like more blood, more action and more passionate scenes. Additionally, what we have included on the DVD set is what most resembles my vision for the Mega-series.”
Basics Street Date: February 9, 2010 Pre-order Date: January 5, 2010 Rating: Not-rated - Adult Situations, Violence Language: Spanish (with English subtitles) Running time: 570 minutes plus bonus material Format: Full-screen Price: $ 29.99
About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns and/or operates 21 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, including the #1 Spanish-language radio station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City, as well as leading radio stations airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Urban format genres. The Company also owns and operates Mega TV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events in the major U.S. markets and Puerto Rico. In addition, the Company operates www.LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. The Company’s corporate Web site can be accessed at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
About Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Echo Bridge Entertainment is an independent distribution company that acquires and distributes motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content throughout the world. The Echo Bridge Home Entertainment division distributes directly to virtually all major U.S. retailers. Echo Bridge has amassed a comprehensive catalog of more than 11,000 titles, including the NAPPA and Dove Award-winning “Derby Stallion,” starring Zac Efron; “The Big White,” a black comedy starring Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, and Woody Harrelson; “The Last Sentinel,” featuring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman); “American Virgin” starring Rob Schneider and Jenna Dewan; and “Beer League” featuring The Howard Stern Show funnyman Artie Lange. Echo Bridge Entertainment has something for everyone-it’s “The Entertainment Alternative for What the World Wants to See.” For more information about the company and products, please visit: www.echobridgeentertainment.com.
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