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"Viva Riva!" Coming To DVD & Blu-ray Next Month!

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 1, 2011 3:39 AM
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In my review of Djo Tunda Wa Munga's crime drama, Viva Riva!, I highlighted the film's audacious depictions of the kind of orchestrated sexuality and violence rarely seen in African cinema (specifically cinema of the DRC - the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, where such scenes are taboo); a kind of "fuck-you" to the status quo in a country that hadn't seen a feature film produced in over 2 decades.

If you didn't get a chance to see the film when it toured a few cities in the country in the last 3 or so months, you'll get your chance when it's released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 27th, its official home video release date. I'm sure it'll find its way to VOD soon thereafter.

The DVD will retail for about $27 and the Blu-ray at $35. Bonus features on each disk will include: an interview with director Djo Tunda Wa Munga and Papy a 2009 50-minute film about aids in the Congo, directed by Djo.

You can preorder on Amazon right now.

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2 Comments

  • James Madison | August 1, 2011 12:03 PMReply

    This will go in the collection.

    I think I have said it before, my constructive criticism of Viva Riva is that I wish director Djo Tunde Wa Mungo would have cast a female lead/love interest with a darker complexion. Not that Manie Malone did a bad job, she was great.

    Just a hope that with breaking cinematic grounds via storytelling, the banes of complexion would be broken as well.

  • Neziah | August 1, 2011 9:07 AMReply

    This is great, been wanting to see this.

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