‘Cantinflas’ on DVD & Digital HD December 2nd!

CantinflasThe untold story of Mexico’s greatest and most beloved comic film star comes to life when Cantinflas charms the world on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand December 2nd from Pantelion and Lionsgate Home Entertainment. In the most successful Hispanic film of the summer, the true story of Mario “Cantinflas” Moreno is brought to vivid life. Nicknamed “The Charlie Chaplin of Mexico,” Cantinflas tries his hand at a number of odd jobs including boxing and bullfighting, finally stumbling to success in small-town bars and theaters. His improvisational quirks and fearlessness send him to the global stage where he becomes a beloved, comedic fixture. Mexico’s official submission for the 2014 Academy Award®‘s Best Foreign Language Film category, Cantinflas stars Óscar Jaenada (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) accompanied by the talents of Michael Imperioli (HBO’s “The Sopranos”), Ilse Salas (Güeros), Luis Gerardo Méndez (The Noble Family) and Gabriela de la Garza (Dragonball: Evolution), along with Adal Ramones (Saving Private Perez) and Bárbara Mori (La Mujer de Mi Hermano). Cantinflas is a unique tale of one man’s journey from modest beginnings to superstardom. 

In Cantinflas, the true story of Mexico’s greatest and most beloved comedy film star is told for the first time.  From his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood, Cantinflas became famous around the world – one joke at a time.  Relive the laughter that has charmed generations.

Directed by Sebastián del Amo (The Fantástic World of Juan Orol), the Cantinflas DVD includes a behind-the-scenes featurette titled “Cantinflas: From Mexico to the Big Screen.”


  • “Cantinflas: From Mexico to the Big Screen” featurette


Year of Production: 2014

Title Copyright: Cantinflas © Kenio, LP. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2014 Pantelion, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG for Thematic Elements, Language, Smoking and Some Suggestive Material           

Genre: Comedy; Drama; Latino                                                           

Closed Captioned: English           

Subtitles: English and Spanish                                               

Feature Run Time: 102 Minutes

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)                                               

DVD Audio Status: Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital




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